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Whitworth golf adds new players, coach

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SPOKANE, Wash. - Whitworth University will welcome a new assistant coach to its varsity golf staff in 2009-10 and the Pirates will add six new men's players and two new women, according to head coach Warren Friedrichs.

Shelly Cardenas will move into the assistant golf coaching position, formerly held by Beth Wrigley, with primary responsibility for the women's team. Cardenas is currently a teaching instructor at Pine Acres Par Three and Driving Range. She went to Shadle Park High School, where she finished as state runner-up as a senior, then went on to attend Eastern Washington University. She takes over for Wrigley, who directed the Pirate women for the last three and a half years, leading Whitworth to a share of the 2009 Northwest Conference crown and first place finishes at both the 2008 NWC Fall Classic and 2009 NWC Spring Classic.

Six new players have confirmed their admission to Whitworth and anticipate playing for the Pirate men in 2009-10.

Christian Boudreau is from Beaverton (Ore.) High School. He is a two-time state tournament participant, with a 30th place finish as a senior and a 13th place finish in 2008.

Frank DeNoewer is from Santa Ana, California and helped Foothill High School reach the second round of the CIF state tournament this year. He was also the starting point guard on his high school basketball team.

Jared Descoteaux of Spokane was the medalist at last week's State B tournament, leading Northwest Christian to a team title. He also played on four straight state championship basketball teams with the Crusaders.

Josh Kay of South Salem (Ore.) High School finished tied for 16th at the 2009 OSAA 6A golf tournament. Also a place kicker in football, he will suit up for the Pirates this fall.

Cameron White is transferring to Whitworth from Walla Walla Community College. He played at Moses Lake High School, where he was a First Team All Columbia Basin League selection as a senior.

Chris Woo is from Rowland Heights, California (Oxford School) where he made a name for himself playing in numerous junior tournaments.

Similarly, two players have confirmed their admission to Whitworth and anticipate playing for the women's team next school year.

Emily Guthrie is from Snohomish High School, where she tied for 24th at this spring's state tournament after a 10th place finish in 2008. She also expects to play basketball for the Pirates after making 17 three-pointers while leading SHS to a second place finish at the 4A state tournament this season.

Emily Travis is from Spokane and played at Lewis & Clark High School. She finished 24th at this springs 4A state tournament. Like Guthrie, Travis plays basketball and was part of a pair of state championships for the Tigers during her career.

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