A senior at Father Lopez Catholic High School, Albrecht captured her first AJGA victory this summer at the AJGA Junior hosted by Ocala - Marion Sports Commission. Academically, she holds a cumulative GPA of 4.58 and is ranked No. 2 in her class of 127 students. She has dedicated more than 150 service hours to her school, serving various roles in the student government. Albrecht is verbally committed to continue her golf career at the University of Notre Dame.
Emma Albrecht, Ormond Beach, Fla. (2015)
Sasha Banks, Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. (2015)
A senior at Escondido Charter High School, Banks scored a 33 on the ACT and has maintained a 4.0 GPA throughout her high school career. For her academic achievements, Banks earned membership into the National Honor Society. She hopes to pursue a career in medicine and volunteers weekly at Scripps Memorial Hospital. In addition to volunteering at Scripps, Banks also teaches tennis lessons to children at Rancho Santa Fe Tennis Club and is a member of People to People International. During 2014, the Brown verbal commit had three top-20 finishes at AJGA events including a tie for fifth at the AJGA Annapolis Junior.
Julia Calbi, South Barrington, Ill. (2015)
A senior at Barrington High School, Calbi scored a 32 on the ACT and holds a 4.24 GPA. Calbi volunteers at The Players Service, coaching young, underprivileged golfers ages 6-9 at free clinics held during the spring and summer. She also ran the Illinois State Junior Amateur Championship hospitality area and helped to post live scores. In 2014, Calbi earned her first AJGA victory at the AJGA Annapolis Junior. At No. 73 in the Polo Golf Rankings, she is verbally committed to Dartmouth.
Isabella DiLisio, Hatfield, Pa. (2015)
A senior at Mount St. Joseph Academy, DiLisio scored a 1970 on the SAT and carries a GPA of 4.12. She is a mentor in the Philly Girls Golf Program and has led her high school golf team to two state championships. During the 2014 AJGA season she compiled three top-10 finishes, including a win at the Ravenwood Junior Championship and a runner-up showing at the IJGA Junior Open. The Notre Dame verbal commit is currently No. 47 in the Polo Golf Rankings.
Elizabeth Doykan, Houston, Texas (2015)
A senior at Memorial High School, Doykan scored a 2110 on the SAT and carries a GPA of 6.50. She has volunteered more than 150 hours with the First Tee of Greater Houston and served as the Vice President of its Advisory Committee. In addition to volunteering, she is a member of the Math National Honor Society and has been a member of her high school’s debate team. Ranked 31 of 592 in her class, she is the captain of the golf team and a four-year letter winner. Doykan put together three top-20 finishes in the 2014 AJGA season, including a T5 finish at the Genesis Shootout presented by the Valero Texas Open.
Sierra Kersten, Spokane, Wash. (2015)
A senior at Lewis and Clark High School, Kersten scored a 2060 on the SAT, carries a 4.0 GPA and was a 2014 AP Scholar. Despite a full golf schedule, she still made time to volunteer at Canyon Kids Club, a summer golf clinic held weekly at Indian Canyon Golf Course that promotes sportsmanship, teamwork and fun on the course. This summer she earned runner-up honors at the Ryan Moore Junior Championship, as well as a T15 showing at the ClubCorp Mission Hills Desert Junior.
Sabrina Long, Alpharetta, Ga. (2015)
A two-time HP Scholastic Junior All-American, Long is a senior at Cambridge High School where she scored a near-perfect 2350 on the SAT. In 2014, Long earned three top-15 AJGA finishes, including a second-place showing at the Natural Resource Partners Bluegrass Junior. Outside of golf, Long is active in the community by spending three days a week tutoring young students.
Julie Luo, Centreville, Va. (2015)
A senior at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, the 2013 HP Scholastic Junior All-American holds a 4.36 GPA and scored 2210 and 35 on the SAT and ACT, respectively. Her extracurricular and community involvement includes president of the Business in Science Club, a math and science tutor for elementary school students and volunteering at Fairfax Hospital. She is also involved in fundraising efforts for Lara’s League, a charity that raises awareness for breast cancer. On the course, Luo has three top-10 finishes in 2014, including second place at the AJGA Junior at Bethesda and is verbally committed to Yale.
Janet Mao, Johns Creek, Ga. (2015)
A senior at Johns Creek High School, Mao recorded a 2230 SAT score and carries a 100.98 GPA. Mao is also an active member of the community; her experience with the Johns Creek High School Orchestra led to her involvement with Notes of Joy, a group that spends time performing and volunteering at assisted living homes. On the golf course, Mao is currently No. 100 in the Polo Golf Rankings and has verbally committed to play for Northwestern University next fall. Mao has earned seven top-five finishes in her four-year AJGA career, including a fifth-place finish at the 2014 E-Z-GO Vaughn Taylor Championship presented by TaylorMade-adidas Golf.
Amber Wang, Sugar Land, Texas (2015)
A senior at Clements High School, Wang is ranked No. 25 out of 581 in her class. She scored a 2210 on the SAT and carries a GPA of 5.76. Wang is involved with the First Tee of Greater Houston and its Junior Mentor program. She volunteers her time being a role model for the children for the First Tee, teaching them proper swing techniques and providing mental and emotional support for the kids. Wang also serves as the captain of her high school golf team. During the 2014 AJGA season, she has three top-15 finishes, including a win at the Arrowhead Junior at The Bluffs and a fourth-place finish at the JoS. A. Bank / David Leadbetter Junior Championship.
Michelle Xie, Palo Alto, Calif. (2015)
A senior at Palo Alto High School, Xie was a member of the 2013 HP Scholastic Junior All-America team and notched top-six finishes in all four 2014 AJGA starts. Academically, she has kept a consistent 4.0 GPA throughout her high school career and scored a 2360 on the SAT. She started her high school golf career in 2013 on the boy’s team and helped lead the squad to the first league tournament title since 2002. Xie then became a founding member of the Palo Alto girl’s golf team and led her squad to a fourth-place showing at the state tournament last fall.
Anna Zhou, Palo Alto, Calif. (2015)
Zhou, a senior at Henry M. Gunn High School, has a 4.35 GPA and was a 2013 HP Scholastic Junior All-American. She is a dedicated member of the Silicon Valley community and volunteers with The First Tee of Silicon Valley. For eight years, Zhou has participated and coached for the program and raised funds through the AJGA’s Leadership Links program. Zhou had three top five finishes in 2014, including a win at the AJGA Junior at Serrano.