Miller Announces 2013 Women's Tennis Class
WILMORE, Ky. – Asbury University Women’s Tennis Head Coach Jarred Miller has announced the signing of eight girls for the 2013-14 year. The Eagles are returning only three members from a team that has placed second in the KIAC for three straight years.
The eight signees come from six states with only two from the state of Kentucky. The eight signees are: Anna Adams (Clanton, Ala. / Chilton County High), Sara Beth Alford (Carrollton, Ga. / Carrollton High), Caitlin Brock (Pineville, Ky. / Bell County High), Jessie Dial (St. Louis, Mo. / Eureka High), Alex LoPrinzi (Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio / Woodridge High), Juleah Morehouse (Grayson, Ga. / Social Circle High/Trevecca Nazarene University), Laura Ross (Owensboro, Ky. / Daviess County High) and Mary Nell Sparks (Jackson, Tenn. / Trinity Christian Academy).
Anna Adams – Clanton, Ala., Chilton County High
State qualifier in 2012 and 2013…spent four years on the varsity team…named team MVP as a sophomore…team captain as a junior and senior…team leader award as a junior….member of Beta Club, National Honor Society and SGA Treasurer.
Sarah Beth Alford – Carrollton, Ga., Carrollton High
Four-year member of varsity squad…team qualified for state tournament three years…played number two singles in state tournament…Wendy’s High School Heisman school winner…won numerous awards including varsity academic award, academic/arts/athletic excellence award…also participated in cross country and swimming at Carrollton High…member of Governor’s Honors Program, National Honor…father (Alan) played baseball and West Georgia College, mother (Tammy) ran cross country at West Georgia…brother (Chase) ran cross country at Young Harris College.
Caitlin Brock – Pineville, Ky., Bell County High
Played for three years at Bell County…also played soccer and golf…member of National Honor Society, Key Club, Beta Club, Tristate Music and Choir.
Jessie Dial – St. Louis, Mo., Eureka High
Played for four years at Eureka high…predominately a doubles player…posted a winning record during senior year…also member of dance team.
Alex LoPrinzi – Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, Woodridge High
Spent four years on varsity…1st team all-conference for three years, 2nd team all-conference one year…named MVP…won the league and placed second three times…compiled 13-3 record as a junior and an 11-2 mark as a senior…posted 2-1 record in each of junior and senior years during PTC Tournament and sectionals…also played basketball…member of FCA, student government, National Honors Society, Family Career and Community Leaders of America and was a mentor.
Juleah Morehouse – Grayson, Ga., Social Circle High
Spent four years on varsity, playing at three schools…transfer from Trevecca Nazarene University but did not compete and will have four years of eligibility…was named JV MVP as a freshman at Milford High…all-academic award winner during freshman, sophomore and junior years, all at Millford…member of Beta Club, National Honors Society, Drama Club, Art Club…graduated Top-10 in her class…her father (Jeff) played tennis and golf at Indiana Wesleyan.
Laura Ross – Owensboro, Ky., Daviess County High
Four year member of varsity team at Daviess County…won 3rd Region doubles title in 2010, 2011 and 2012…advanced to 3rd round of state tournament in 2011 and 2012, went to 2nd round in 2010…played top singles position as a senior…ranked 16th in USTA Kentucky ranking on 4/2 in Girls’ 18 division…member of FCCLA.
Mary Nell Sparks – Jackson, Tenn., Trinity Christian Academy
Four-year member of Trinity Christian varsity team…team were district champions in 2011 and 2012…team was also region champions in 2011 and 2012…also participated in volleyball, track, basketball and cross country…member of Beta Club, National Honors Society, Spanish Club and Literary Club…father (Michael) participated on track team at Asbury…brother (Benji) ran cross country and track at University of Tennessee-Martin.