Feb 6, 2019
Golf might be taking Kyle Wille to Iowa Central Community College, but the Edgerton senior maintains that the education he receives in Fort Dodge, Iowa, will take him where he really wants to go.
"Wherever Iowa Central leads me, I will always be focused on getting the education I want and need to pursue my dreams as an adult," Wille wrote in an email interview with Wisconsin.Golf after orally committing to Iowa Central coach Kris Graewin, a Prairie du Chien native, and study exercise science/kinesiology with an eye toward becoming a chiropractor.
While he's there, though, Wille figures he might as well do his part to boost the Triton's profile in men's golf. He's the latest piece of the puzzle to get it done and the second from Edgerton, joining current teammate Joe Forsting.
Wille said he narrowed his options to NCAA Division II UW-Parkside, NAIA Viterbo and Bethany College (Kansas) and NCAA Division III UW-Stout before choosing Iowa Central. Wille tied for 18th at last year's WIAA Division 2 state boys golf tournament for the Crimson Tide, who finished second to Madison Edgewood.
"Initially, I didn't see myself going to a community college because I wanted to go to a four-year program and have an impact," Wille wrote. "As the (recruiting) process continued and I wasn't really getting the attention from the larger schools, I started to realize how Iowa Central would give me a great opportunity to get to the (NCAA) Division I level and have an impact."
Wille said Forsting's commitment to the Tritons in December didn't have an impact on his decision to follow him to the National Junior College Athletic Association school.
"We both have different plans for our future as to what it will lead to, but we both obviously had the goal of Division I golf," Wille said. "Personally, I hope to have an immediate impact on the program. Coach Kris is really working hard to get the program back to being elite. With the competition of Joe and others, including (Onalaska's) Cody Dirks, I believe the future for Iowa Central is very bright. I know all of us have no intentions of going to Iowa Central and being average, so I'm excited to compete with my future teammates to have a very successful fall season."