COLLEGE STATION, Texas - The Texas A&M men's golf program
announced Wednesday the signing of three student-athletes to National Letters
(San Antonio, Texas), Dylan Siebenaler (Sugar Land, Texas) and Mickey Werenski
(South Hadley, Mass.) will all join the program next fall.
"These three young men
are really impressive," Texas A&M head coach J.T. Higgins said. "They are
all immensely talented but I believe their best golf is yet to come. As a
group, their strength is in their ball-striking and work ethic. All three have
a burning desire to compete and they are willing to work hard to achieve their
goals. On top of that, they are outstanding students and young men of strong
character. They are coming to Texas A&M as much for the education they will
receive as for the golf program. I think they will be great representatives of
our university and outstanding Aggies."
6-1 ● 175
San Antonio, Texas
Johnson High School
The son of
two Aggies, James ('91) and Sarina ('90), Jake Goodman is the two-time captain
of the Johnson High School golf team, which he helped lead to a fifth place
finish at the 2012 5A State Championship. The Aggie tradition runs deep in the
Goodman family as Jake's sister, Jessica, also plans to attend A&M as a
member of the class of 2021.
was named a first team All-District 26-5A honoree and was selected as a
participant at the 2011 Jackie Burke Cup, playing for the South Texas team. As
standout in the classroom as well as on the links, Goodman earned academic
all-district accolades and is a member of the National Honor Society as well as
the Spanish National Honor Society and JHS's House of Distinguished Jags
an exceptional young man from a great Aggie family," Higgins said." He is an
outstanding student and terrific golfer with incredible potential. He bleeds
maroon and really wants to help this team continue its winning tradition. Jake
is captain on a great team at Johnson High for Coach Martin and played in some
of the best tournaments in all of junior golf including the Junior PGA
Championship and Footjoy Invitational, and has been very successful in the
State of Texas so he knows what it takes to excel against strong competition. He
has the ability to make a lasting impact on our program."
born in College Station so I can truly say I always felt destined to be an
Aggie," Goodman said. "With my parents graduating from A&M, all the time I
have spent attending football games and other activities around campus; it was
my top choice of colleges. I chose A&M because Coach Higgins brings in
elite players from around the world to compete for National Championships every
year and I want to be a part of this successful program. I believe Texas
A&M is where champions are made and I can achieve my highest aspirations."
5-10 ● 170
Sugar Land, Texas
Seibenaler is the son of Chris and Terry Siebenaler from Sugar Land, Texas, and
studied under instructor Paul Marchand at Shadow Hawk Golf Club.
5-foot-10 golfer has notched five top-10 finishes during his junior career
including a third place finish at the 2010 Bubba Conlee and sixth place endings
at the 2011 Red River Invitational and the 2012 Golfweek West Coach Boys
high school career, Seibenaler won the 3-4A District Tournament as well as a
regional tournament as a freshman in 2010. Also successful in the classroom, he
ranks in the top 10 in his high school class.
been committed to us for over a year," Higgins commented. "I think he has the
potential to develop into an outstanding player for us. He takes lessons from
Paul Marchand, who in my opinion is one of the best instructors in the state of
Texas. They have built an excellent golf swing and when you pair that with an
incredible work ethic, it leads me to believe that the sky is the limit for
him. He has already had some good success at both the national and state levels
and we believe he is going to do nothing but get better here at Texas A&M."
it was easy to choose Texas A&M," Seibenaler said. "The golf program has
been consistently ranked among the best in the country under Coach Higgins and
the practice facilities are second to none. From an academic standpoint, the
Mays Business School is also among the best, so I felt that by joining Texas
A&M, I would have access to the best of both academics and athletics. From
the first time that I visited the campus, I knew that A&M was a special
place. I am very excited about joining the golf team and being a part of the
great tradition of Texas A&M."
6-3 ● 175
South Hadley, Mass.
Hank Haney International Junior Golf
Werenski is the son of Mike and Sue Werenski of Hadley, Mass., and an attendee
of the Hank Haney International Junior Golf Academy in Hilton Head, S.C.
6-foot-3 golfer was named the 2010 International Junior Golf Tour Player of the
Year after notching an impressive nine wins during the campaign. He captured
three top-5 and five top-10 finishes on the American Junior Golf Association
Tour, including a fourth place finish at the Francis Ouimet Memorial Amateur
Tournament and fifth place at the Golfweek West Coast Invitational.
has studied under instructor Gale Peterson and his brother, Richard, is a
junior on the Georgia Tech golf team.
was one of the top juniors in the country in 2010 before suffering a foot
injury that left him sidelined for large parts of the last two seasons,"
Higgins said. "We still think he has the ability to compete with anyone and
that is why we are bringing him to Texas A&M. He is a big, strong kid with
very good length off the tee. He comes from a family of terrific golfers
including his Dad who is a former PGA Club Professional, his Mom who played
golf in college and big brother who plays for Georgia Tech so he has a good
understanding of the game, both mentally and physically, and he has been successful
on the national stage. Mickey also has a tremendous work ethic and the desire
to be the best. We look forward to
having him on our team."
A&M because of the strong commitment to winning that JT and the athletic
department have shown over the years," Werenski said. "Their incredible
facilities and tough schedule assures that the program will only continue to grow
and with all of the other great players on the team, I will be pushed to the
limit to get better. When I leave A&M, I know that I will be a much better
player and person than when I came."
2012-13 TEXAS A&M GOLF SIGNING
Name Ht. Wt. Cl. Hometown
Jake Goodman 6-1 175 Fr. San
Dylan Siebenaler 5-10 170 Fr. Sugar
Mickey Werenski 6-3 175 Fr. South