| Michael Kania
Summer 2009 Qualified for the 105th Philadelphia Open Championship with the top qualifying mark at the Penn Oaks Golf Club qualifier ... Finished in a tie for 22nd at the Open Championship with a 1-over-par 143 in the 36-hole tournament ... Qualified as the No. 2 seed in the Philadelphia Amateur Championship ... Finished 18th in the Pennsylvania Amateur Championship ... Qualified for the U.S. Amateur at Southern Hills with a 36-hole total of 141 at Glen Mills Golf Club and Concord Country Club ... Competed in the 2009 U.S. Amateur Tournament.
High School Played under Steve Cloran at The Haverford School, earning six golf letters ... Was the only player in history to win back-to-back Inter-Ac League Individual Championships ... While in high school, his teams won three league championships ... Was named to the first team All- Delco Times Golf team in 2008 and 2009 ... Has been ranked as high as No. 15 in the class of 2009 on Golfweek Rankings and No. 1 in the state of Pennsylvania ... Selected to the Pennsylvania Williamson Cup Team in 2007 and 2008 ... Finished fourth in the IJGT Tour Championship in 2008 ... Placed second in the Lessing's AJGA Classic and AJGA Fidelity Investments Junior Classic in 2007 ... In 2008, he finished fourth at the IJGT Tour Championship ... Played and lettered in soccer and basketball ... Was elected to the Honor Council and was a writer for the Literary magazine and the high school newspaper.
Personal Brother, James, is currently a junior at Kentucky and plays on the UK golf team ... Father, James Kania Sr., has had a very successful career in the game of golf playing collegiately for the University of Delaware and winning countless tournaments for the Golf Association of Philadelphia.
"Michael is an extremely accomplished addition to our Wildcat family. He has competed at the national level for several years, and has enjoyed a lot of success, including competing in his first U.S. Amateur this past summer. Like his brother James, Michael is not short in length or in guts, and I expect him to play a big part in our success during his career."
- Associate Head Coach David Trainor