The Valparaiso University women’s golf program has announced that current high school senior Carly Schiene (Mokena, Ill. / Lincoln Way Central) has signed to join the team for the 2020-2021 academic and athletic year.
“I’ve been watching Carly closely throughout her fall season and it’s clear that she’s a strong, consistent player,” Valpo head coach Jill McCoy said. “We’re looking for consistency as we continue to build the program. She has a very level head on her shoulders and is able to overcome obstacles on the golf course. She has a strong mental game, so I look forward to seeing how she puts that to use over the next four years.”
Schiene earned all-conference honors all four years of high school and was named all-regional as a junior and senior and all-sectional during her senior season. She tied for fifth at the 2A IHSA State Championship and was named the SWSC Athlete of the Year. She helped her team finish third at state as a junior and fourth during her senior season.
“The quality engineering program at Valpo was a big factor in my decision as I want to study civil engineering,” Schiene said. “Coach McCoy was also a deciding factor. The chance to be part of a Division-I program was very appealing to me. I believe I’ll be able to use the resources that come with being part of a Division-I program to enhance my game.”
A member of National Honor Society, Schiene has served as her school’s FFA (Future Farmers of America) President for three years. She has also been a member of Read for a Lifetime during all four years of high school.
A high honor roll student, Schiene is a member of her school’s badminton team and was awarded the scholar-athlete award for badminton.
Schiene’s father Marty Schiene is the head men’s golf coach at DePaul and previously coached at Loyola and Chicago State. He was a member of the PGA Tour in 1993 after earning All-America honors during his standout collegiate career at the University of Illinois.
“Carly comes from a family that is very rich in golf,” McCoy said. “She’s also a very good leader. In the future, she could make a very good team captain. We can’t wait to have Carly join our program next season.”