Bird Signs Four in Incoming Class
Nov. 15, 2016

Head women’s golf coach Nicole Bird announced on Tuesday that Ivane Helias, Alejandra Lobelo, Lexi Perry and Nicole Suppelsa have signed National Letters of Intent and will join the team for the 2017-18 season.

“I'm really looking forward to the class we are bringing in next year,” Bird said. “This group collectively has played in a ton of large national and international tournaments, and that experience is definitely what we need on our roster!”

“They will provide a lot of depth moving forward and make us really competitive. These players combined with the four who will return from this year's team will make a great cohesive unit and I look forward to them all working together. We will be a very young squad, which gives me a lot of hope for the future of Bronco Golf!”

Ivane Helias
Helias will join the Broncos after spending two years at Bellevue University, a NAIA school in Bellevue, Neb., that took eighth at the NAIA National Championship last season. She competed in six tournaments her freshman year at Bellevue, averaging 79.23. She tallied one top-10 finish and fired a season-low round of 1-under 71 in the first round of the Oklahoma City University Spring Classic.

Helias came to Bellevue from Saint-Maxime Hauterive, France, where she recorded three victories in her 2014 amateur season. Her most convincing victory came at the 1ère Division - de 17 ans Filles where she tallied back-to-back 71’s. She graduated high school from Lycee Marceau in 2014 and was ranked in the top 50 of France’s amateur rankings.

Alejandra Lobelo
Lobelo hails from Bogota, Colombia, and has spent much of the past few years playing in junior golf tournaments both in the United States and in Colombia. She secured four victories in the USA from 2014-15, including a 1-over 155 (72-73) at the Junior Tour Championship at Orange Lake Resort in Florida.

In Colombia, Lobelo was fourth at the Columbia National Match Play Championship and was victorious at the XV Serrezuela Country Club Open (72-74-78) in October 2014. She tallied top-10 finishes in all six Colombian tournaments she played in from 2013-15. Lobelo will graduate from high school next month and will dedicate her spring to improving her game by playing in more high-level tournaments in South America.

Lexi Perry
The 2016 Sacramento County Junior Champion and SJS Division 1 Medalist, Perry comes to Boise State as an accomplished junior golfer from El Dorado Hills, Calif. She took second at The Dropping Junior Championship in Boise in 2016, finishing just two strokes behind current Boise State freshman Jalayne Martinez.

While competing at Oak Ridge HS, Perry was a three-time All-League selection in the SFL and a two-time Oak Ridge HS Athlete of the Year. She was a two-time CIF State Individual Qualifier as well, including a top-40 finish as a sophomore in 2014. She just recently shot 75 at the NCGA/CIF Northern California Championship to tie for ninth earlier this month to qualify as an individual for the CIF State Championship.

Nicole Suppelsa
Suppelsa – a nine-time winner on the Southern California PGA Junior Tour – will begin her Bronco career upon graduating from Peninsula HS in Rolling Hills Estates, Calif. A three-time Bay League first-team honoree and the 2017 Bay League MVP, Suppelsa was recently victorious at the 2017 San Clemente Lady Triton Invitational.

She also qualified for several prestigious tournaments, competing at the Callaway Junior World Championships (2016), The Big I (2015, 2016) and the SCGA Women’s Amateur (2015, 2016), along with being a member of the 2016 Oak Valley Cup Team. Suppelsa is also a member of the National Honor Society and was the Peninsula HS 2017 Class Valedictorian.


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