Dailey Announces 2016 Signing Class
Nov. 25, 2015

Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@WakeWGolf)

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Wake Forest women's golf coach Dianne Dailey has announced Sierra Brooks and Mathilda Cappeliez have signed National Letters of Intent to attend Wake Forest next fall.

“We are thrilled to welcome Sierra and Mathilda to the demon Deacon family,” Dailey said. “Both are fine young ladies, good students and they will make an immediate impact on our program. Sierra is ranked third and Mathilda is ranked 15th in the world. This is the strongest recruiting class we have had since I've been coaching and I look forward to working with them.”

In the World Amateur Golf Ranking Brooks is ranked third and Cappeliez is ranked No. 15.

Brooks, a native of Lake Mary, Fla., is one of 12 players invited to participate in a practice session in advance of the 2016 Curtis Cup. She is a five-time Rolex Junior All-American and a four-time AJGA Wyndham Cup Participant. She was the 2015 USA Today Girls Golf Player of the Year. In 2014 she won the Florida High School Individual Champion and helped Lake Mary High School to the team championship.

In the last year Brooks won the Polo Golf Junior Classic, Women’s South Atlantic Amateur championship (The Sally), Women’s Southern Golf Association Amateur and placed second in the U.S. Women's Amateur.

“I chose Wake Forest because of the excellent academic programs as well as the excellent reputation of the golf program,” Brooks said. “Coach Dailey and Coach Diaz bring an amazing blend of experience to the team with Coach Dailey’s 28 years of coaching and teaching as well as Coach’s Diaz’s experience raising a family, teaching the game and caddying for his wife and LPGA star, Laura Diaz. I feel like Wake Forest is a place that I will grow as a golfer as well as a person. I am most excited about the opportunity to play on a world class golf team that competes at the highest level while earning my degree at Wake Forest.”

 

 

Cappeliez will come to Wake Forest from Publier France. She advanced to the semifinals of the 2015 US Women’s Amatuer and won the 2014 Dixie Women’s Amateur Championship in Florida. She was a member of the 2014 Junior Ryder Cup and 2015 Junior Solheim Cup teams. She represented France at the 2013 Spirit International. She also qualified for the U.S. Women’s Open in the summer, where she finished T-59.

“I chose Wake Forest University because I was looking for a balance between studies and sport,” Cappeliez said. “When I visited Wake Forest for the first time, I just fell in love with the beauty of the campus and its surroundings. I’m delighted to be a part of the Wake Forest family, as a student and an athlete. I’m so excited to join the women’s golf team and start the next chapter of my life. It will be a new experience to live far from home, family and friends, but I’m definitely ready to make this step and I know Wake Forest can make me better as a student and a golfer.”

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