2017 Women’s Tennis All-Little East Conference Team Announced, RIC’s Dayna Reilly Repeats as Player of the Year

2017 Women’s Tennis All-Little East Conference Team Announced, RIC’s Dayna Reilly Repeats as Player of the Year

PAWTUCKET, R.I. – The Little East Conference announced the 2017 All-Conference Team Tuesday following a vote of the league's head coaches. Rhode Island College senior Dayna Reilly (Swansea, Mass.) was named the 2017 Little East Conference Player of the Year for the second consecutive year.

Reilly posted an undefeated record at No. 1 singles, going 16-0 overall and 8-0 in conference matches. She was additionally named a First-Team All-LEC singles selection for the third consecutive year, and was named the Most Outstanding Player of the LEC Championship Tournament after leading the Anchorwomen to their first tournament title since 2005.

Reilly earned second-team all-conference honors in doubles play along with freshman teammate Laurel Ten Eyck (Warwick, R.I.) after the duo went 7-2 overall at No. 1 doubles, which includes a 4-2 mark in conference competition. This was the third straight all-conference doubles selection for Reilly, who was a first-team selection the past two seasons.

Plymouth State freshman Sage Winter (New Castle, N.H.) was named the 2017 Little East Conference Rookie of the Year and a First-Team All-LEC selection after going 6-6 overall in singles play, with all but one match being played at No. 1 singles. She picked up three additional wins at No. 1 doubles in her first collegiate season.

Rhode Island College head coach Adam Spring was named the 2017 Little East Conference Coach of the Year after guiding the Anchorwomen to an undefeated fall season. RIC went 16-0 on its way to capturing the LEC regular season and tournament championships. This marked the third LEC Coach of the Year honor for Spring in five seasons.

2017 All-Little East Conference Women's Tennis Team
     
Player of the Year: Dayna Reilly (Sr.), Rhode Island College  
Rookie of the Year: Sage Winter (Fr.), Plymouth State  
Coach of the Year: Adam Spring, Rhode Island College  
     
First-Team All-Conference
Position Name  School
Singles Dayna Reilly (Sr.) Rhode Island College
Singles Kristy Garcia (Sr.) UMass Boston
Singles Emma Chapman (So.) Western Connecticut
Singles Grace Zangari (Fr.) Rhode Island College
Singles Sage Winter (Fr.) Plymouth State
Singles Jenna Lahaie (Jr.) UMass Dartmouth
Doubles Emma Chapman (So.) / Carole Allers (Jr.) Western Connecticut
Doubles Kristy Garcia (Sr.) / Katie Gauthier (So.) UMass Boston
Doubles Bojana Roman (Sr.) / Alison Scagnelli (Sr.) Bridgewater State
     
Second-Team All-Conference
Position Name  School
Singles Bojana Roman (Sr.) Bridgewater State
Singles Alisha Silva (Sr.) Bridgewater State
Singles Carole Allers (Jr.) Western Connecticut
Singles Nathalie Khafaga (Jr.) Worcester State
Singles Jenna Sundquist (Fr.) Plymouth State
Singles Katherine Braganca (Jr.) Rhode Island College
Doubles Jenna Lahaie (Jr.) / Jaime Fastino (So.) UMass Dartmouth
Doubles Dayna Reilly (Sr.) / Laurel Ten Eyck (Fr.) Rhode Island College
Doubles Chloe Knapp (Fr.) / Jenna Sundquist  (Fr.) Plymouth State