Anastopoulo, Cougars Honored With SoCon Postseason Awards
Courtesy: CofCSports.com  
Release: 04/19/2011
Share |
Courtesy: CofCSports.com
View larger

SPARTANBURG, S.C. - The College of Charleston women's tennis team had a school-and Southern Conference-record eight of its 10 players honored with postseason all-conference awards in a vote by the league's head coaches on Tuesday.

Senior Emma Hayman (Wanganui, New Zealand) headlined the CofC honorees as the only No. 2 singles player on the six-member SoCon First Team along with top player Christin Newman (Greensboro, N.C.). Furman was the only school to come close to the record number of players honored with seven in 2007. Head coaches were not allowed to vote for their own student-athletes.

"It's always nice to be recognized and I am so proud of our team," said CofC Director of Tennis Angelo Anastopoulo, who was named SoCon Coach of the Year for the third time of his career next to 2001 and 2010. "All of our hard work and undefeated 10-0 season in conference paid off and translated into much-deserved individual awards for our players."

Anastopoulo led the Cougars (18-7) to yet another perfect 10-0 season en route to winning the conference regular-season title for the second consecutive year. CofC will look to defend its 2010 tournament title later this week in postseason play.

Second Team all-conference selections were awarded based on position which included junior Caroline Newman (Greensboro, N.C.) at No. 3 singles, freshman Kelly Kambourelis (Melbourne, Fla.) at No. 5 and senior Keely Mulligan (Miami, Fla.) at No. 6.

CofC also took the top two doubles positions on the second team with Hayman and sophomore Irene Viana (Paris, France) tabbed at No. 1, while senior Kinsey Casey (Alpharetta, Ga.) and junior Katie Lee (Brisbane, Australia) were slotted at No. 2.

The top-seeded Cougars will face the winner of No. 8 seed Appalachian State or No. 9 seed Wofford in the quarterfinals of the 2011 SoCon Women's Tennis Championship on Thursday, April 21, at 8:30 a.m. (ET) in Chattanooga, Tenn. Conference tournament play begins with the first round tomorrow.

2011 SOCON WOMEN'S TENNIS POSTSEASON AWARDS

First Team

Singles

Emma Hayman (College of Charleston)

Christin Newman (College of Charleston)

Jordan Johnston (Elon)

Monica Arguello (Furman)

Niltooli Wilkins (UNCG)

Taylor Morgan (Samford)

Doubles

Stephanie Macfarlane-Alex Whitehead (UNCG)

Lucy Dougherty-Niltooli Wilkins (UNCG)

Lindsey Mallory-Taylor Morgan (Samford)

SECOND TEAM

Singles (by position)

No. 1 - Jenna Nurik (Chattanooga)

No. 2 - Andrie Meiring (Samford)

No. 3 - Caroline Newman (College of Charleston)

No. 4 - Kristin Lewis (Samford)

No. 5 - Kelly Kambourelis (College of Charleston)

No. 6 - Keely Mulligan (College of Charleston) and Lindsey Mallory (Samford)

Doubles (by position)

No. 1 - Emma Hayman-Irene Viana (College of Charleston)

No. 2 - Kinsey Casey-Katie Lee (College of Charleston)

No. 3 - Monica Arguello-Jennifer Betts (Furman)

ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM

Jordan Johnston (Elon)

Margaret Boyette (Furman)

Katherine Oudin (Furman)

Paola Garrido (Georgia Southern)

Kristin Lewis (Samford)

Alexa Flynn (Chattanooga)

PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Monica Arguello (Furman)

FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR

Jordan Johnston (Elon)

SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD

Jenna Nurik (Chattanooga)

COACH OF THE YEAR

Angelo Anastopoulo (College of Charleston)


Charleston Women's Tennis


advertisement
advertisement
Cougar News
Support Cougar Athletics

Corporate Sponsors
Coca Cola
Sleep Inn
Renaissance Hotel
TD Bank
Geico