With two years of collegiate experience under his belt, Joe Nordquist looks to help lead the Waldorf University men’s golf team during the next two seasons.
Nordquist, a Fairmont, Minn. native who spent the past two years competing at North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC), signed a letter of intent with the Warriors on June 13.
“We are very happy to have Joe become part of the Waldorf men’s golf program,” Waldorf coach Mark Clouse said. “He is a dedicated player and brings a wealth of college golf experience to our team. With two years of collegiate experience, we believe that Joe will make an immediate impact as a Warrior.”
A 2015 Fairmont High School graduate, Nordquist was a five-year varsity letter winner and also a five-year member of the varsity lineup for the Cardinals. He earned all-Big South Conference honors during the 2013 and 2014 campaigns.
Following two strong seasons at NIACC, Nordquist is excited for the next stage of his career.
“It was awesome to be able to play at NIACC for two years,” Nordquist said. “I had so much fun and played a lot of golf competitively. Now, to able to continue that at Waldorf is really great and I look forward to it.”
The seventh member of Waldorf’s 2017-18 recruiting class, Nordquist joins a team that features one returning upperclassman. Nordquist is expected to help provide leadership for a group of incoming freshmen that includes Roswell, Ga. standout Parker Hormuth; Rector, Ark. native Cody Ails; Overland Park, Kan. recruit Jared Pheffer; McKinney, Texas native Devin Mark; fellow Lone-Star standout Caden McAnally from Copperas Cove, Texas and Oakdale, Minn. recruit Jack Jurgensen.
Nordquist is the son of Mark and Julie Nordquist. He plans to pursue a business degree at Waldorf. Nordquist almost committed to Waldorf following his prep career. After playing at NIACC, he’s no stranger to Waldorf’s program. The Warriors have faced the Trojans in numerous tournaments during Nordquist’s first two collegiate seasons.
“I got to know the coaches and some of the team from playing at NIACC and it looked like a place I could see myself going,” Nordquist said. “I like the coaches’ attitudes and they really want to help me improve as a golfer.”