Nate Arnold, a senior at Milford (OH) High School, and Cooper Jones, a senior at Centerville (OH) High School, have signed national letters of intent to attend Wright State University and play golf for the Raiders next fall, WSU head coach Pete Samborsky announced today.
Arnold, nephew of Raider great Sam Arnold from 1990-93, was a four year letterman at Milford High School and was the Eastern Cincinnati Conference Player of the Year in 2016. Arnold was a three-time all-league selection and won the Eastern Cincinnati Conference tournament (72), the Sycamore invitational (72), finished runner up in the LaSalle Invitational (73) and individually qualified for the District tournament in his senior season.
Jones, a four-year letterman at Centerville, was a three-time all-league selection and two-time state qualifier, was second-team all-state in 2016, tying for sixth overall. For the Elks, he posted the school’s second lowest score ever with a four under par (68) at New Albany.
“I have been watching Cooper develop locally for a while, and believe he can come in making an impact as a starter and be a leader for his teammates” Samborsky said.
“With the addition of Nate and Cooper we’ve added two golfers to our team who have tremendously high ceilings and have the drive and work ethic to become great.” added assistant head coach Brian Arlinghaus.
The Raiders placed third in the Horizon League last spring when Ryan Wenzler advanced to the NCAA Tournament by winning the individual league title. WSU recently completed the fall portion of the schedule and will next play March 13-14 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Samborsky played for the Raiders in the mid 90’s before taking over the program in 2009.