COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Maryland women’s golf coach Diana Cantu announced the addition of two future Terps who signed National Letters of Intent to play at Maryland next season. The Terps will add Lena Capoccia (Bethesda, Md.) and Elena Verticchio (Rome, Italy).
The Terps have completed their fall season, which included their first team title since 2012 at the Nittany Lion Invitational. Cantu is in her fourth season as the head coach at Maryland.
Three-time team Maryland State Champion (2014, 2015, 2016) at Winston Churchill High School…also won an individual state championship in 2016…four-time top-three finisher in the Maryland State Championship…2017 Washington Post First-Team All-Metro Selection…Washington Post All-Metro Honorable Mention selection (2015, 2016)…three-time Montgomery County All-Division team selection (2015, 2016, 2017)…her 2015 Winston Churchill set the Maryland state records for one-day low score (283) and two-day low score (572)…four-year honor role student…member of the National English Honor Society…mother is a Maryland alum…plans to major in business.
CANTU ON CAPOCCIA
“We are excited to bring a Maryland native to our team! She’s a very smart and talented kid that’s going to help us not only on the course, but academically. She comes from a great family. She is great and will be a fantastic addition to our team.”
Played across Europe representing the Oligata Golf Club…coached by Daniele Bagliano…Italian National Team member…helped the Italian team finish third at the 2017 Toyota World Junior Golf Championships…finished 19th as an individual at that event…finished fourth at the 2017 Italian Girls U18 National Championships…won the Coppa d’Oro Mario Camicia and Coppa D’Oro Citta di Roma…finished in the top-25 at the International Juniors of Belgium.
CANTU ON VERTICCHIO
“Elena is a really good player. She’s an overall athlete, she’s played volleyball and basketball. She’s very athletic. She has great potential and she’s and up-and-coming player. Her experience in the national team will be very helpful and will prepare her to make an impact when she comes here.”