Mary Washington's Rachel Summers Named CAC Women's Tennis Player of the Year; Eagles Sweep Awards
Mary Washington's Rachel Summers Named CAC Women's Tennis Player of the Year; Eagles Sweep Awards

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. - Mary Washington sophomore Rachel Summers was selected as the CAC Player of the Year to lead the 2019 All-CAC Women's Tennis team. Mary Washington freshman Lauren Quinn and collected Rookie of the Year honors, while Mary Washington head coach Art Canizares was tabbed as the CAC Coach of the Year after leading the Eagles to another conference title. 

Summers becomes the 27th UMW player to collect the CAC's top award as Player of the Year. Summers was named a first-team All-CAC singles pick after for the third year in a row and also earned first-team doubles accolades for the second straight season alongside Quinn. Summers posted a 10-8 overall No. 1 singles record along with 5-0 in CAC action,

UMW's Quinn, who played primarily at the No. 3 singles for the Eagles, compiled a 15-7 overall record including a 15-4 mark in dual matches and 5-0 in league action en route to Rookie of the Year accolades. Quinn is the 13th Eagle to win CAC Rookie of the Year and follows Rachel Cooper who won it last year. She was also a first-team All-CAC singles pick at the No. 3 slot and first-team doubles at the No. 1 position with Summers.

Canizares, who is in his first year as interim head coach after being the assistant since 2005, captured CAC Coach of the Year honors after leading the Eagles to a 20-4 overall record, 7-0 CAC record, the 2019 CAC Championship and NCAA Tournament hosting duties. This marks the 25th time Mary Washington has garnered Coach of the Year accolades, including 14 consecutive seasons.

Mary Washington led the conference with all six singles players and all three doubles teams earning All-CAC recognition, including four first-team singles honorees and two first-team doubles selections. Christopher Newport collected four all-conference singles honorees and a pair of doubles teams. 


2019 CAC Player of the Year: Rachel Summers - Mary Washington
2019 CAC Rookie of the Year: Lauren Quinn - Mary Washington
2019 CAC Coach of the Year: Art Canizares - Mary Washington

First Team Singles

NAME YR. POS. TEAM HOMETOWN/HS PREVIOUS ALL-CAC HONORS
Claire Coleman Fr. 2nd Mary Washington Spartanburg, S.C./Spartanburg  
Annika Kezman Jr. 1st  Salisbury Virginia Beach, Va. / Bishop Sullivan Catholic 1st in '18, 1st in '17
Danielle Mirabella Sr. 4th Mary Washington Wantagh, N.Y./Wantagh 2nd in '18, 2nd in '17
Lauren Quinn Fr. 3rd Mary Washington Charleston, S.C./Wando  
Johanna Ranta-aho Jr. 1st Christopher Newport Helsinki, Finland / Pohjois-Haagan yhteiskoulu 1st & POY in '18, 1st & ROY in '17
Rachel Summers Jr.  1st Mary Washington Arlington, Va. / James River 1st in '18, 1st in '17

 

Second Team Singles

NAME YR. POS. TEAM HOMETOWN/HS PREVIOUS ALL-CAC HONORS
Rachel Neeleman Fr. 1st Southern Virginia Alpine, Utah/Lone Peak  
Olivia Reed Jr. 2nd Christopher Newport Williamsburg, Va./Homeschool  
Kara Ferner So. 3rd Christopher Newport Wilmington, N.C./John T. Hoggard  
Reagan Delp Fr. 4th Christopher Newport Roanoka, Va./Cave Springs  
Sophie Dixon So. 5th Mary Washington Birmingham, Mich./Seaholm  
Rachel Cooper Jr. 6th Mary Washington Orlando, Fla., James River 2nd & ROY in '18

 

First Team Doubles

NAME YR. POS. TEAM HOMETOWN/HS PREVIOUS ALL-CAC HONORS
Rachel Summers Jr. 1st Mary Washington Orlando, Fl./James River 1st in '18
Lauren Quinn Fr. 1st Charleston, S.C./Wando  
Johanna Ranta-aho Jr. 1st Christopher Newport Helsinki, Finland / Pohjois-Haagan yhteiskoulu 2nd in '18, 2nd in '17
Olivia Reed Jr. 1st  Williamsburg, Va./Homeschool  
Danielle Mirabella Sr. 2nd Mary Washington Wantagh, N.Y./Wantagh 2nd in '18, 2nd in '17
Claire Coleman Fr. 2nd Spartanburg, S.C./Spartanburg  

 

Second Team Doubles

NAME YR. POS. TEAM HOMETOWN/HS PREVIOUS ALL-CAC HONORS
Annika Kezman Jr. 1st Salisbury  Virginia Beach, Va. / Bishop Sullivan Catholic 1st in '18
Laura Brown So. 1st Magnolia, Del./Mizzou Online  
Colette Gilbert  Sr. 2nd Christopher Newport  Spring Lake, N.J./Red Bank Catholic  
Amanda Yermal Fr. 2nd Virginia Beach, Va./Floyd E. Kellam   
Olivia Moore So. 3rd Mary Washington  Marietta, Ga./Lassiter  
Sophie Dixon So. 3rd Birmingham, Mich./Seaholm