CONCORDIA'S ROBERTS SELECTED CACC WOMEN'S TENNIS PLAYER OF THE YEAR
NEW HAVEN, CT (Oct. 21, 2010) - Concordia College senior Ola Roberts has been selected the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference Women’s Tennis Player of the Year in balloting released today. Philadelphia University’s Isabella Espinosa was named Rookie of the Year, and Chestnut Hill College’s Albert Stroble was voted the Skor Coach of the Year. The annual Team Sportsmanship Award was given to Post University. Voting was conducted by the nine head coaches.
In addition to Roberts and Espinosa, Chestnut Hill’s Nastia Shcherbakova and Holy Family University’s Juliana Victoria were first team All-Conference picks. The second team consists of three Concordia players in sophomores Yuliya Plevako and Adeline Brennan and junior Maria Ortiz, along with Holy Family’s Jin Querubin.
Roberts, who is from Bucharest, Romania, is undefeated this year in dual matches with a 9-0 singles record and a 6-0 mark in doubles. Roberts and her partner, Yuliya Plevako, recently finished in sixth place at the ITA National Doubles Championship in Mobile, Alabama. They earned the trip to nationals by virtue of winning the East Region Doubles Championship in September. Roberts was the CACC Rookie of the Year last season and has led the Clippers to an overall record of 27-2 over the past two seasons. The Clippers will play for their second straight CACC Tournament Championship on Saturday against Goldey-Beacom College.
Espinosa, who hails from Quito, Ecuador, became the top player for the Lady Rams in her first collegiate season, serving as their No. 1 singles player and compiling an 11-2 record. She also went 9-4 in doubles play, with 12 of those matches coming at the No. 1 spot. She concluded the season with six straight wins in singles play.
Stroble guided the Griffins to their first CACC postseason appearance this season, in just their fourth year as a Division II program. CHC went 5-3 in conference play and 8-6 overall in the fall, a year after going 3-17 overall and 2-6 in conference play. Three newcomers made the All-Conference team for Stroble this season in first team pick Nastia Shcherbakova and honorable mention selections, freshman Kelly Dennis and sophomore Maria Parapouras.
The 2010 All-Conference team is listed below.
|Isabella Espinosa||Philadelphia||Fr.||Quito, Ecuador|
|Ola Roberts||Concordia||Sr.||Bucharest, Romania|
|Nastia Shcherbakova||Chestnut Hill||So.||Minsk, Belarus|
|Juliana Victoria||Holy Family||So.||Guayaquil, Ecuador|
|Adeline Brennan||Concordia||So.||Toms River, NJ|
|Maria Ortiz||Concordia||Jr.||Bogota, Columbia|
|Yuliya Plevako||Concordia||So.||Astana, Kazakhstan|
|Jin Querubin||Holy Family||So.||Mississauga, Ontario|
Honorable Mention: Maria Parapouras, So., Chestnut Hill; Kelly Dennis, Fr., Chestnut Hill
Player of the Year:
Ola Roberts, Sr., Concordia
Rookie of the Year: Isabella Espinosa, Fr., Philadelphia
Skor Coach of the Year: Albert Stroble, Chestnut Hill
Team Sportsmanship Award: Post University