BOCA RATON, Fla. -- The Florida Atlantic University women's golf team has added a pair of signees for the 2018-2019 season.
Arielle Keating from Jupiter, Fla has been committed to the Owls since her junior year, when she lived in Colorado Springs, CO. Keating finished her high school career sixth in the 5A state tournament and won the Colorado Junior Am. Keating's father, Brad, is a coach and a PGA professional.
"I am so looking forward to welcoming our star-studded recruiting class of 2018," FAU Head Coach Kathy Guadagnino said. "Arielle Keating is an all-round athlete who only recently decided to make a go of it in golf. She just moved to Florida from Colorado to take advantage of the year-round golf and is just starting to unpack her potential with impressive results already. I believe she is only scratching the surface with what she is capable of doing."
Madison Heideman joins the Owls from Largo, Fla and Osceola Fundamental High School. Heideman was the first athlete in her school's history to qualify for the state finals all four years, helping her school win four district titles and its first two trips to the state championship. Her senior year she won both the district and regional tournaments as the number one player. In her amateur career, Heideman has won seven tournaments including the Florida Junior Amateur Match Play Tournament, the GTJGA Tournament of Champions three times, and more.
"Madison Heideman is a native Floridian and a product of the junior golf circuit here in Florida," Guadagnino said. "I have watched as she has steadily improved over the last couple of years, breaking par on a number of occasions. Madison brings her proven consistency to the team and will no doubt be a vital contributor. Both ladies are excellent students and fierce competitors and the kind of well-rounded individuals that will bring excellence both on and off the course."