Droop, Sears and Snook Named to All-Patriot League Women's Tennis Squad
May 6, 2014
CENTER VALLEY, Pa. - Three members of the Navy women's tennis team have been named to the 2014 All-Patriot League Team, the conference office announced Tuesday. Senior Erin Snook was named to the all-league first team while senior team captain Darien Sears and sophomore Sam Droop were voted to the all-league second team.
Both Snook and Sears received their third selection to the all-league team, while Droop earned her first accolade. Snook was a first-team honoree in 2013 and a second-team honoree in 2012. Sears was named to the second team in 2013 and to the first team in 2012.
Snook was Navy's starter at No. 1 singles and was also a primary starter at No. 2 doubles. Snook was 19-9 in overall singles and 15-5 in dual play. Snook was a perfect 6-0 in singles during the Patriot League Regular Season. She was also 16-16 overall in doubles.
Snook graduates as the school's all-time leader in career singles wins (90), singles dual wins (67), doubles wins (61) and combined singles and doubles wins (151).
Sears was Navy's starter at No. 2 singles and No. 3 doubles. Sears was 18-12 in singles and 10-8 in dual play. She was also 13-10 overall in doubles and 10-6 in dual play. Sears graduates ranked second in school history behind only Snook in singles wins (78) and combined singles and doubles wins (136).
Droop led Navy in wins in 2013-14 with an overall record of 22-11. Droop was 18-4 in singles dual matches and was 15-4 as the team's starter at the No. 3 position. She was 6-0 against Patriot League opponents in singles action during the regular season.
Droop was also 16-10 in overall doubles while going 11-6 in duals. Droop partnered with Sears at the No. 3 doubles position.
Navy (21-8, 5-1 Patriot League) advanced to the Patriot League Semifinals for the fifth straight season in 2013-14 and the team reached the 20-win plateau for the fourth straight year.
2014 Patriot League Major Award Winners Player of the Year - Johanna Hyoty, Boston University Rookie of the Year - Nancy Porter, Army Coach of the Year - Lesley Sheehan, Boston University
All-Patriot League First Team Jamila Paul, Army, Sr. Carolyn Pitman, Army, So. Lauren Davis, Boston University, So. Johanna Hyoty, Boston University, So. Maria Cioffi, Bucknell, So. Erin Snook, Navy, Sr.