Lyon College men’s and women’s head golf coach, Travis Lauterbach, has announced the signing of nine golfers that are set to join the program for the 2020-21 season. Sydney Czanstkowski, Lindsey Nail, and Kiah Hopkins will join the women’s golf unit, while Cameron Curtis, Tyler Doucet, Dawson McMahan, Gaven Peterie, George Stevens, and Trey Wood will be key additions to the men’s golf squad.
“We are excited to have such a good recruiting class coming in for next year,” said Coach Lauterbach. “Last year’s group has been fantastic for us, and we are excited to build on that momentum with this senior class. We will be very young on both the men’s and the women’s side, but these soon to be freshman and sophomores are going to set the tone for the culture of our program moving forward the next two or three years. From what I have seen personally and everything I hear about this recruiting class, all of these student-athletes are great players and even better people. I am looking forward to next fall and seeing what these new additions can do to help us reach new heights at Lyon College.”
Sydney Czanstkowski – Mountain Home High School (Mountain Home, Ark.)
Sydney Czanstkowski put together an impressive career at Mountain Home High School. Czanstkowski led MHS to three conference championships and a 2018 state runner-up finish. The student-athlete earned All-Conference and All-State honors all four years of her high school career. Czanstkowski also found success on the tennis court as she won a State Championship in 2016, while being named All-Conference in 2016 and 2017 and All-State in 2017. In the classroom, the MHS student-athlete graduated Summa Cum Laude and on the A/B Honor Roll. Czanstkowski was also the National Honor Society President and a member of the Chamber Choir.
Lindsey Nail – Batesville High School (Batesville, Ark.)
Lindsey Nail excelled on the golf course, softball field, and in the classroom for Batesville High School. The BHS student-athlete competed at the state level in golf all four years throughout her high school career. In addition to her athletic achievements, the senior is an Arkansas Scholar, Honor Graduate, and Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA). Nail also played a key role in the Beta Club, Key Club, Christian Club, EAST, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and Partners Club.
Kiah Hopkins – Clear Falls High School (League City, Texas)
Kiah Hopkins put together an outstanding high school career on the golf course, basketball court, and in the classroom. The senior student-athlete showed her commitment to the classroom, graduating cum laude. Hopkins was also an integral member of the following organizations – American Sign Language, Performing Arts, and Drawing 2.
Cameron Curtis – Clear Falls High School (League City, Texas)
Cameron Curtis impressed on the links over his four-year career at Clear Falls High School in the Lone Star State. While Curtis was a leader for the Knights on the golf course throughout his time at Clear Falls High School, the senior student-athlete also tallied over 20 first-place finishes in tournaments during the summers.
Tyler Doucet –Prescott High School (Prescott, Ark.)
Tyler Doucet was a staple for the Prescott High School Curley Wolves throughout his career. He was a three-sport athlete – golf, track and field, and basketball – for PHS. In golf, Doucet was a two-time member of the All-State Team, four-time State Tournament qualifier, 2017 District Champion, 2018 Individual District Champion, and competed in the 2019 Overall State Golf Tournament. Success also followed Doucett on the track as he was a three-time state champion in track and field. The PHS senior was a member of the Future Business Leaders of America and Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
Dawson McMahan – Batesville High School (Batesville, Ark.)
Dawson McMahan was a dual-sport athlete at Batesville High School as he found success on the golf course and the basketball court. McMahan led the Pioneers at the 4A State Golf Tournament this past season, firing an 82. The senior student-athlete is also an Arkansas Scholar and an Honors Graduate at BHS.
Gaven Peterie– Fair Grove High School (Fair Grove, Mo.)
Gaven Peterie balanced two sports and four clubs as he put together a terrific career at Fair Grove High School. Peterie was a leader for the Eagles both on the golf course and the football field. The senior student-athlete was named to the All-Conference Golf Team and a three-time member of the All-District Golf Team. Peterie also played an integral role in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Students Against Destructive Decisions, Student Council, and PepClub.
George Stevens – St. Aidan’s and St. John Fisher High School (North Yorkshire, England)
George Stevens competed in four sports throughout his high school career – golf, cricket, rugby, and basketball. The England native helped lead his teams to immediate success as his golf, cricket, rugby, and basketball teams all won the county championship. Stevens will look to continue his winning ways in the United States of America at Lyon College.
Trey Wood – Pella High School (Pella, Iowa)
Trey Wood excelled on the links throughout his career at Pella High School. The senior was a two-time All-State selection and a three-time member of the All-Conference Team. During the summers, Wood played in the Iowa PGA Junior Section, finishing ranked in the Top 25 two separate years. In addition to his success on the course, the Iowa native was a member of the National Honor Society at Pella High School.
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