FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
2018 NE10 Women's Tennis Awards Released
MANSFIELD, Mass. – Assumption sophomore Julia Chappell has been named the 2018 Northeast 10 Conference Vern Cox Women's Tennis Player of the Year, as announced by the league office on Wednesday, in addition to the release of all-conference teams and major award winners.
For a complete list of all-conference members and award winners, please see below.
Chappell, the First Team All-Conference selection at No. 1 singles, posted a 9-2 record in NE10 play at the top spot for the Greyhounds this season, helping her team to a 7-4 finish and the No. 6 seed in the NE10 Women's Tennis Championship. She also earned Third Team All-Conference honors at No. 1 doubles with her partner, Maria Monje.
Southern New Hampshire's Alexxa Etiennewas named the 2018 NE10 Women's Tennis Rookie of the Year as voted on by the conference's head coaches. Etienne, a three-time NE10 Rookie of the Week this season, went 9-2 for the Penmen. She is in a three-way tie for First Team All-Conference at No. 3 singles with Le Moyne's Marta Nunezand Stonehill's Samantha Ormesher, while also earning a spot on the conference's All-Rookie Team.
Merrimack's Dena Madden was named NE10 Coach of the Year by her peers. Madden led the Warriors to the No. 2 seed in the upcoming NE10 Women's Tennis Championship, finishing only behind regular-season champion Stonehill. Now in her third season with Merrimack, it is her first time receiving the honor.
Adelphi's Samantha Perri was the only NE10 women's tennis play to earn a First Team nod at two positions, earning it at No. 2 singles and No. 1 doubles with teammate Nicole Kielan. In 2017, Perri was First Team at No. 4 singles and Second Team at No. 2 doubles.
Stonehill led the way with seven student-athletes honored in total, including four First Team selections - tied with Adelphi for the most of any program. Le Moyne and Merrimack each placed five student-athletes on the All-Conference teams, tied for second-most in the league. The NE10 Player of the Year award is named in honor of former longtime Springfield College head coach Vern Cox.
All-Conference selections are based on record at a given flight, and a minimum number of matches that must be played in order to be eligible.
Vern Cox Player of the Year: Julia Chappell, Assumption
Rookie of the Year: Alexxa Etienne, Southern New Hampshire
Coach of the Year: Dena Madden, Merrimack
2018 NE10 Women's Tennis All-Conference
No. 1 Singles – Julia Chappell, Assumption
No. 2 Singles – Samantha Perri, Adelphi
No. 3 Singles – Marta Nunez, Le Moyne / Alexxa Etienne, Southern New Hampshire / Samantha Ormesher, Stonehill
No. 4 Singles – Rosemary Campanella, Merrimack
No. 5 Singles – Emma Markaryan, Stonehill
No. 6 Singles – Hope Salts, Merrimack
No. 1 Doubles – Nicole Kielan/Samantha Perri, Adelphi / Laura Fermosel/Stephanie Gonzalez, New Haven / Anna Sala/Sofia Morais, SNHU*
No. 2 Doubles – Karen Serina/Nicole Stay, Adelphi
No. 3 Doubles - Nicole Downey/Caroline Ray, Stonehill
No. 1 Singles - Laura Fermosel, New Haven / Isabelle Porter, Stonehill
No. 2 Singles - Alexandra Vo, Stonehill
No. 3 Singles - Cassie Restrepo, Merrimack
No. 4 Singles - Nicole Stay, Adelphi
No. 5 Singles - Valeria Sanchez, Assumption
No. 6 Singles - Kayla Hodas, Saint Anselm / Ana Maria Escudero, Assumption
No. 1 Doubles - Isabelle Porter/Bethany Hammond, Stonehill
No. 2 Doubles - Samantha Ormesher/Alexandra Vo, Stonehill
No. 3 Doubles - Camila Humala/Brooke Fernandez, Le Moyne
No. 1 Singles - Nicole Kielan, Adelphi
No. 2 Singles - Sofia Morais, SNHU
No. 3 Singles - Maria Monje, Assumption
No. 4 Singles – Bethany Hammond, Stonehill
No. 5 Singles - Belen Wibmer, Le Moyne
No. 6 Singles - Camila Humala, Le Moyne
No. 1 Doubles - Julia Chappell/Maria Monje, Assumption
No. 2 Doubles - Marta Nunez/Caroline St. Antoine, Le Moyne
No. 3 Doubles - Mia Briggs/Lauren Persson, Merrimack
Sophie Roberge – AIC
Ana Escudero – Assumption
Birdem Oz – Le Moyne
Rosemary Campanella – Merrimack
Nicole Mika – New Haven
Emily Jacy – Saint Anselm
Alexxa Etienne – SNHU
Emma Markaryan - Stonehill
Samantha Ormesher – Stonehill
* Earned All-Conference at same position in 2017
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