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Women's Tennis Announces Year-End Awards at Team Banquet

Sam Droop

May 19, 2014

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The Navy women's tennis team recently wrapped up the 2013-14 season with its annual team banquet and award presentation. Head coach Keith Puryear recognized the team's achievements and handed out the team awards to senior Erin Snook and sophomores Sam Droop and Mikaela Carlson.

Navy was 21-8 overall in 2013-14 and was 5-1 during the Patriot League Regular Season. Navy advanced to the Patriot League Semifinals for the fifth straight year, while also winning at least 20 dual matches for the fourth straight year.

Navy accomplished a milestone on April 13 when a 7-0 win over Loyola gave Navy its 100th win in program history in just its fifth year of intercollegiate varsity play.

Snook was named the Team MVP for the 2013-14 season. Snook was also named to the All-Patriot League First Team and was selected as the ITA Atlantic Region's Most Improved Senior this season.

Snook was Navy's starter at No. 1 singles and No. 2 doubles. She posted a 19-9 overall singles record and was 15-5 in dual play. Snook was 6-0 at No. 1 singles during Patriot League Regular Season action. She was 16-16 in doubles and 11-12 in dual play.

Snook leaves Navy as the school's career leader in singles wins (90), doubles wins (61) and combined wins (151). She is also the all-time leader in career singles dual wins (67).

Snook will graduate later this week with a degree in ocean engineering and will be commissioned as an Ensign in the U.S. Navy. Her service selection is Navy Pilot.

Droop won the team's Most Improved Award for 2013-14 and she was also named to the All-Patriot League Second Team. Droop led Navy in singles wins and dual wins. She had an overall singles record of 22-11 and was 18-4 in dual play.



Droop posted a 15-4 record as Navy's starter at No. 3 singles and she was 3-0 at No. 2. She was 6-0 in singles against Patriot League opponents during the regular season.

Droop was 16-10 overall in doubles and 11-6 in dual play. She was Navy's primary starter at No. 3 doubles with Darien Sears. Droop and Sears were 9-4 at No. 3 doubles and the duo won at No. 3 doubles in the Patriot League Semifinals against Army.

Carlson earned the team's Unsung Hero Award. Carlson teamed with Noelle Kaufmann as Navy's primary starters at the No. 1 doubles position in 2013-14.

Carlson and Kaufmann were 4-3 at doubles during the fall tournament slate and 8-8 in spring duals. The pair was 3-1 during the Patriot League Regular Season. Carlson had an overall doubles record of 15-12 and a dual doubles record of 11-9.

Carlson was 8-6 overall in singles and was 7-3 in duals. Carlson started at the No. 5 singles position in Navy's two Patriot League Tournament matches.

In 2013-14, Carlson became the first Navy women's tennis player to be named to the Patriot League All-Academic Team. Carlson is an international relations major with a 4.00 cumulative grade-point average and she ranks first in her class in Academic Order of Merit.

Along with Snook, Sears will also be graduating this week with the Class of 2014. Sears will receive a bachelor's degree in ocean engineering. She will be commissioned as an Ensign in the U.S. Navy and her service selection is Surface Warfare Officer-Engineering Duty.

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