MACOMB, Ill. - The Western Illinois women's golf program has signed of three golfers in Allison Farrell (Geneseo, Ill./Geneseo), Marissa Juliana (Kansas City, Mo./Liberty) , and Julie Whalen (London, Ontario/St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic SS) to the Leatherneck family as announced by head coach Lia Biehl Lukkarinen.
Hometown - Geneseo, Ill.
High School - Geneseo
Quad Cities Dispatch All-Metro Team...Four-year First Team All-Conference...2010 Northern Illinois Big 12 Conference Medalist...2011 IHSA
Regional Medalist in 2011...Three-time sectional qualifier...Three-time State
Qualifier...Finished 24th in state as a senior...Named 2011 Quad Cities Dispatch Pacesetter...Three-year Team MVP...Named 'Most Dedicated Player' of her team four times.
Daughter of Ron and Lisa Farrell...Has one younger
sister Ashley...Plans on majoring in marketing and a minor in
"Allison has a strong high school record, and it's great to have local talent stay in the area. We are thrilled to have her on the roster."
Hometown - Kansas City, Mo.
High School - Liberty
Daughter of Jesse and Terri...Has a younger brother Ross...Plans on majoring in Business.
"She is a standout from this very competitive area. Her swing fundamentals and tournament experience will be a great fit for transitioning to the D-1 level. I anticpate her being able to contribute to the program right away."
Hometown - London, Ontario
High School - St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic SS
Invitational in Clinton...Tied for second in the Western Ontario High School
championships...Tied for 35th at the Ontario Jr. Championship.
Daughter of Toby and Terry Whalen...Has two older brothers...Julie plan on majoring in Exercise Science with a minor in Nutrition.
"Julie is a successful athlete at several sports and has great work ethic. I am excited to have her join the team and expect her to contribute quickly as she acclimates to collegiate golf."