LARAMIE, Wyo. - The University of Wyoming golf program announced two additions to the 2015-16 roster on Monday. Cowboy head coach Joe Jensen added Dan Starzinski, and Cowgirls head coach Josey Stender signed Michelle Romano.
Dan Starzinski, Phoenix, Ariz., Thunderbird High School
Dan Starinski joins the Cowboys from Thunderbird High School in Phoenix, Ariz. He was a four-year letterwinner under coaches Eric Gurule and Matt Schurman. He was the team captain his senior year and led the Chiefs to its third consecutive state championship. Starzinski won the 2013 Callaway Junior World Championship Qualifier #2 by three strokes and had a two-round tally of 142 (-2). He also excelled in the classroom graduating with honors and a 4.1 weighed grade-point average.
He is the son of Al and Alice and has a sister, Julia.
“Dan is an exceptional athlete and a top five Arizona golfer,” head coach Joe Jensen Said. “He fits our program and has great upside so I look forward to having him be a part of our program.”
Michelle Romano, Lone Tree, Colo., Colorado Colorado-Springs
Michelle Romano joins the Cowgirls after her first year at Colorado Colorado-Springs. She played in three of the nine tournaments during her first season. She shot six rounds for a scoring average of 77.83. Romano shot a season best of 71 (-1) at the WNMU Fall Intercollegiate in the first round. She also fired her best two-round tally of 144 (E) at the WNMU Fall Intercollegiate. Her best season finish was at the RMAC #1 when she tied for 14th. She finished with notching her second top-25 finish at the RMAC #2 tying for 25th.
Romano had a successful high school career and was a four-year letterwinner at the Rock Canyon High School in Lone Tree, Colo., and was the team captain her junior and senior years. As captain she helped lead the Jaguars to the 2014 5A Girls Golf State Championship. At the 2014 state championship she shot the best round of any golfer at the tournament in the third round. Romano finished seventh at the 5A Girls Golf State Championship her junior year and was in the top-40 her sophomore and freshman years.
She is the daughter of Jim and Andrea and has an older sister, Jamie and an older brother, Andrew.
“I’m very excited to add a player like Michelle who brings proven collegiate experience,” UW women’s head coach Josey Stender said. “She is very driven and has high aspirations for herself and the program.”