Showcases, Combines, & Camps . . .Oh, My!

If your junior has his or her sites set on playing college tennis, you’ve likely been investigating the various showcases, combines, and camps available for your child to get seen by a variety of college coaches. As summer approaches, there are quite a few of these events cropping up in the coming weeks, so let’s take a look at what’s available. Hopefully, this will help you choose the right event(s) and spend your money wisely.

USTA All-American Combine

The latest offering in the college exposure space is USTA’s All-American Combine (click here for the entry form on TennisLink). This first-time event will be held June 14-16, 2017 at the new USTA National Campus in Orlando. It is open to any American junior player age 13-18. The entry fee is $349.88 (food, lodging, and transportation not included).

Per the description from USTA, the All-American Combine is designed to give American juniors recruiting exposure and knowledge of college tennis programs around the nation. Participants will engage in a number of on- and off-court evaluations over the two days, including match play in front of college tennis coaches and presentations from industry experts such as Mark Kovacs. The players’ results will count toward each player’s Universal Tennis Rating (UTR). This event will be considered a Tennis Recruiting “National Showcase” for the purposes of ratings on Tennis Recruiting (TRN). At the conclusion of the event the overall boy’s and girl’s winner will receive a main draw wild card into a USTA Pro Circuit $15,000 event.

As of today’s date (April 14, 2017), I have not seen a list of attending colleges or coaches. Stephen Amritraj told me that as they get a finalized list of coaches in conjunction with the ITA, they will be posting it – I’m assuming it will be posted on both the USTA website as well as on the combine’s TennisLink page. I will update this article as more information becomes available. In the meantime, be sure to listen to my podcast with Stephen here.

Collegiate Exposure Camps

These privately-offered 3-, 4- or 5-day camps immerse prospective student-athletes into a simulated atmosphere of what it means to be a college tennis player, including on- and off-court training plus classroom time. They are geared toward players entering grades 8-12 and are held on college campuses staffed with variety of college coaches who work with the players in groups and individually. Participants can either come each day or stay overnight. The cost ranges from $850 to $1400 (plus an additional $100 for overnight campers) depending on the length of the camp. Enrollment is limited to a maximum of 5 players per court and is done on a first-come first-served basis. The 2017 dates are as follows:

  • June 16-19,  June 23-25, June 23-27 University of Pennsylvania
  • July 10-12 Yale University

Coaches attend from almost every level of college tennis who are not only there to help the campers but who are also looking to recruit players.  Since the recruiting process now starts as early as 9th grade, the opportunity to begin exploring and thinking about the college process and college tennis is invaluable for both older and younger players. The camp is a great tool for coaches to get to know your player’s personality, see how he/she interacts with peers, and how he/she trains and competes.

For more information, click here to go to the website and click here to listen to my podcast with the founder, Tarek Merchant – be sure to listen all the way to the end for a special discount offer on Collegiate Exposure Camps for the ParentingAces community!

Ed Krass Collegiate Exposure Camps

Another highly-recommended exposure camp is the series offered by Ed Krass (click here), now in its 29th year. These camps are open to players age 14-18 and are held at UVA, Lehigh, and Brandeis universities for 2017. If you register before April 30, the cost ranges from $645 to $3300 depending on the length of the camp. If you register after April 30, the price increases $50.

The Krass camps helps players:

  • Improve matchplay strategy, shot selection and shot placement
  • Achieve better results against higher ranked players
  • Improve footwork, speed and level of fitness
  • Learn about the college recruiting process and how it works
  • Learn how to conduct a college tennis search
  • Understand the various levels of college tennis
  • Identify the profiles of specific college tennis programs
  • Network with head college coaches from across the U.S.
Showcases

There are many options for college showcases around the US and abroad. The following is a list of showcases that parents have recommended along with links to their websites. Be sure to compare the dates, cost, and list of attending coaches/colleges when choosing the right showcase for your child.

  • Donovan Showcase: This year’s showcases are being held at Yale and Harvard with a showcase coming in January 2018 at the Claremont Colleges in Southern California. The cost ranges from $395 to $550 with a substantial discount for Donovan Recruiting clients. Click here to go to the website.
  • I’m Recruitable: This showcase is held between the Eddie Herr and Orange Bowl tournaments in December in South Florida. For information on the 2017 showcase, click here.
  • ITA College Showcase: TennisRecruiting.net sponsored a showcase during the ITA Coaches Convention in Naples, Florida, in December 2016 (click here to read about it). Entry was limited to 32 boys and 32 girls currently in grades 9-12. According to TRN’s Julie Wrege, they are still in discussions with the ITA about doing another showcase in 2017, and I will post an update once I get more information. In the meantime, TRN is sponsoring a College Coaches Forum in conjunction with the Georgia Junior Open — the largest junior tournament in the state of Georgia – on Saturday, July 15th, at 7:30pm. This will be their 7th year conducting this forum.
  • TennisSmart: Former top British player, Sarah Borwell, offers a college showcase to her UK clients free of charge. If you live and train in the UK, you can get more information on TennisSmart by clicking here. You can also hear more from Sarah about her services in our podcast here.

If your child has already attended a camp or showcase, please share your experience in the Comments below.

UTR Adds New Recruiting Aid

The folks at Universal Tennis Rating are making it even easier to find the right fit when it comes to college recruiting.

UTR Fit is a new feature added this week – you can quickly search for all college teams where a college-bound junior’s UTR is above the college team’s number 6 player. You can further filter the search by Gender, State, Division, Conference, and Public vs. Private universities.

NOTE: Be sure to read all the way to the bottom of this article for a very special offer from UTR for ParentingAces readers!

While the Universal Tennis site shows the ratings of all players on a team’s roster, college coaches don’t necessarily field their lineups in order of UTR, so Fit isn’t a perfect tool in terms of determining where a junior might play in the actual lineup. Also, as recruiting consultant Oscar Miranda points out, most college coaches aren’t looking to recruit a #6 player; rather, they are looking to recruit players for the middle to top of their lineup. In that sense, juniors are better off looking for colleges where their own UTR falls somewhere toward the middle of a team’s top 6 players. So, while the current UTR Fit tool doesn’t specifically allow you to search for the average playing roster’s UTR – just as the UTR Fit doesn’t specifically return teams where a junior’s UTR would project them potentially in the top/number 1 position (though wouldn’t that be a great feature for future iterations?!?!), the Fit tool can narrow the field for junior players and help them target the best schools based on their own playing ability and that of the existing team members. Take it from me, with over 1000 college tennis programs out there, having the ability to narrow the field is a huge advantage during the recruiting process!

I asked Bruce Waschuk, CEO of Universal Tennis, a few questions to help clarify how the new Fit feature can best be used:

Lisa: What was the impetus behind adding the Fit feature to the UTR website?

Bruce: Our Team at Universal Tennis is always looking to improve our services and the functionality of the UTR system in an effort to promote level-based play. We believe that if event organizers can improve their ability to group similar levels of tennis players together, that the participants will more likely enjoy their matches, and improve their tennis skills faster.

Although the UTR system was not designed to be a college recruiting system, we understand that hundreds of college coaches use UTRs to determine if a prospective student-athlete is at the appropriate playing level for their team. And in turn, thousands of juniors, and their parents, use the UTR as a measuring stick to determine if college tennis is for them, and which teams a recruit would be a good playing level fit.

Our developers just added a new UTR Fit feature to our system, that allows someone to see within seconds, if their UTR would be at a high enough level to make the starting lineup of a college roster. The College Search report allows UTR Premium Plus subscribers the ability to see all the schools where their UTR is above the level of the sixth highest UTR roster player. From here, the subscriber can filter the school listing by state, public/private, conference and division.

Each college coach will have their own criteria for what they are looking for in a recruit, as well as the UTR level the prospect should be. We believe the UTR Fit tool provides a very quick reality check when setting level of play expectations a junior may have when starting to plan for college tennis.

Lisa: At what point in their junior careers do you recommend players begin relying on this feature to help them with their college search?

Bruce: We’re not in the position to say when a junior should start planning for college tennis, as our Team isn’t focused on the college recruiting process. This is one of the reasons we enjoy reading the many articles on this subject that get posted on your ParentingAces.com website. However, we would recommend the following article to help juniors better understand what type of college tennis experience best suits their interests: “Right Team, but Wrong Guy—How making the starting lineup can backfire” by Eric Butorac

Lisa: What tools do you see UTR adding in the future to make the college search easier and more reliable for juniors?

Bruce: We are working on a variety of tools and services that should help juniors enjoy tennis more through level-based play, chart their development, and show off their game to college coaches.

A few of these include:

UTR Events: Expect many more events in 2017 where juniors can play against current college players within a level-based event.

UTR Doubles: Our new individual rating based on doubles results will be released within weeks. Doubles is kind of important for college tennis.

Player Profiles: We just introduced the ability for UTR subscribers to claim their player profile. Lots of new profile features are planned, which will provide notifications, alerts, and communication among other UTR profiles, including college teams.

Video: The online world is embracing video at a rapid pace. The UTR system is planning to accommodate links to matches for parents to watch their kids, coaches to provide match play feedback, and college coaches to be able to quickly view prospective recruits.

College recruiting is difficult and complicated with rules that seem to change every year. The more tools junior players have at their fingertips to help avoid making a bad choice, the better. UTR Fit is a great addition to a player’s recruiting arsenal.

Now, as promised, here is a great offer for y’all from UTR (just click on the graphic below to go directly to the offer). Be sure to take advantage quickly as it expires the end of February!

Q&A with Tulane Men’s Coach Mark Booras

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This is my second piece for the ITA website. I’m so enjoying the opportunity to get to know some of the college coaches better – hope you are, too!

Tulane men’s tennis head coach Mark Booras knew he had a huge challenge facing him when he agreed to move from Baton Rouge down to New Orleans. Not only was he accepting his first head coaching job, but he was also coming into a situation that no other tennis program had faced before.

Booras discusses the challenges he faced in bringing a former powerhouse team back from the brink following a devastating natural disaster.

Question: You were hired to bring tennis back to Tulane after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. What were some of the challenges in terms of recruiting players to a campus and a city in the process of rebuilding? Did you have to recruit differently than you had previously, and then you do now? Did anyone help mentor you during this time?

Answer: I looked at it as a great opportunity to do something special and unique that no one had ever done in men’s tennis. The Tulane team, pre-Katrina, was top 25 in the country. I wanted to start from scratch and bring it back to that level. We had nothing and had to get people to come to the school so we could start a team. There were so many media challenges and misunderstandings about what life was like at Tulane and in New Orleans. Perception of the devastation was a little off, to say the least. My coaching staff and I had to convince recruits that we were back and excited to be back and wanted to be a top 10 team in the US once again. The biggest challenge was getting people to buy into our vision and to jump on the bandwagon to help get us there.

Recruiting definitely changed. We had to find guys who wanted the opportunity to compete at the Division I level, and we knew we weren’t going to have all four-and-a-half scholarships to use in that first year. Most of the guys we recruited were walk-ons that first year. Instead of having a set number of scholarships to recruit with, I had to rethink it so that I could spread out the scholarships over the next four years of incoming classes. Everything was a little bit tougher. I had to get people to buy into something that wasn’t there yet. They had to buy into a vision. I had to reinforce that vision not only to all of our recruits but also to the assistant coach and to the administration. We searched for and found guys who wanted to jump on board and help us go forward. I had to build the right kind of foundation for the program. I had to get the right kids academically and with the right character who were going to help us build the program. I was looking for the best fit academically, athletically, and with what we were trying to do. I knew that if the foundation was off, then in the future everything else would be off, too. It was just like building a house – you have to start with the right foundation.

I didn’t have anybody I could ask questions of. I was going off what I thought would be the best way to build something from scratch. I knew the foundation had to be right. Rick Dickson, the Tulane Athletic Director, was a mentor and encouraged me to take the ball and run with it. He was very helpful during recruiting and wanted me to make sure I was recruiting the right kids academically. There was no blueprint for how to do this, but I followed my gut and my idea of how to build anything. The Tulane administration was very patient with me building it the right way. They understood that it would be a longer process to reach the place Tulane had been before Katrina. I shared my vision of the program with Rick during my initial job interview. He liked that vision and helped me execute it.

Q: After your collegiate career at the University of West Virginia, you decided to try your hand on the ATP tour. What made you decide to leave the tour and return to school for your master’s degree?

A: I came to that crossroads when I started running out of financial support. My family had put a lot into my tennis – financially and emotionally. I was ranked in the 200’s, but needed to be ranked a little higher to earn enough money to continue, so I stopped. I knew I wanted to get into coaching if I had to stop playing. I saw improvements in my own game when I started focusing on the mental side of it, so I wanted to learn more about that and decided to pursue a masters in sport psychology. I knew it would make me a better all-around coach.

Q: What did you learn as the director of USTA’s Summer Collegiate Team that has helped you be a better college coach?

A: That was a great honor to be selected to coach the Summer Collegiate Team. Getting to work with those top players for the whole summer – work with them, manage them – opened my eyes to another aspect of the coaching game and the college game. I was grateful that USTA and ITA selected me. Working with that level of student-athlete consistently – we had 4-6 guys who were the top college players in the country – and getting to see how they did things on and off the court in such a professional way showed me how they prepared every single day for success at that level. It clarified what I was doing as the Assistant Coach at LSU but also taught me some things that I needed to incorporate in my coaching. I went into the next year with more confidence as a coach.

Q: How important is it to you, as a coach, to see your players excel in the classroom?

A: My first conversation with every recruit or parent is as follows: You are coming here to get a degree, first and foremost. I know you want to play tennis and maybe be a pro player, and I want to help you do that. My biggest job is to help you get that degree and help you become a man of integrity.

Guys hear that during recruiting, then if they come here, they hear it every day. All coaches are educators. We’re trying to make sure these guys are getting educated in all aspects of their life. It’s important when they’re around me that they learn what I feel is important to being successful in life. I can teach forehands and backhands and how to be successful on the court, but in the meantime you’re going to be here getting a degree and that’s what the student-athletes need to focus on.

There are three factors to being a student-athlete: sport, academics, social. All three factors have to be working well in order for the student-athlete to be successful. If any one of the factors is off, it negatively impacts the other two. At Tulane, the academics are very tough, so I want to be sure my guys are doing well in the classroom so they can do well on the court.

Q: Last year, one of your players, Dominik Koepfer, was the top-ranked collegiate male in the country. What do you think led to Dominik’s success and what role did you play in helping him achieve such a high level? How does that impact your recruiting now?

A: Dominik (Koepfer) was a prototypical student-athlete. He did a lot right. One of the things that led to his success was his effort on the court as well as his belief in himself. In those two areas, we really pushed him. He was a hard worker which helped him get better and stronger on the court. We helped him with the mental side. Dominik didn’t come in as a national champion in his home country of Germany – he played No. 5 his freshman year for us. The hard work he put in on the court, as well as his belief in himself, and the openness to listen to his coaching staff to try new things technically and tactically and to be positive on the court, allowed him to succeed.

It was a long process. During his junior year he broke through at the national events, and then he wanted to be #1 and see how far he could take it. He kept giving himself the opportunity to be successful. As a coaching staff, we kept encouraging him to keep doing the right things to get him there. He’s a very intense guy and was often quick to get angry on the court. We helped harbor some of those emotions and rechannel them the right way.

Having a No. 1 player has helped our recruiting a ton. We make calls or send emails and we now get replies! Especially with the German guys! It’s opened up some doors for sure. The past couple of years we’ve seen the student-athletes around the country have more interest in what we’re doing here. Now the team is back in the top 25 or 30. All of those things put together have helped our recruiting for sure.

The vision I was sharing seven years ago is now coming to be. I use that story of the vision to recruit the right guys for our team. That team seven years ago that had a 3-16 record, I tell them they’re the ones who helped us get to where we are now. It’s been a process just as I envisioned. I’m so thankful to all the guys from Year 1 to this year. Their investment has helped us put Tulane back on the map.

A Few Updates

latest-updatesI know it’s been a while since I’ve posted anything new – my apologies! My laptop died about 2 weeks ago, smack dab in the middle of the One Love Atlanta Open women’s tournament, and I’m just now getting up to speed on my new one. For the full results of the Atlanta tourney, click here.

For those of you with high school juniors and seniors, I know you’re in the throes of college recruiting. At the request of one fellow Tennis Parent, I’m researching upcoming college showcases, including the one held during the ITA Coaches Convention in Florida in early December. Interestingly, Tennis Recruiting is going to be running that showcase this year and will be posting an article on TennisRecruiting.net very shortly. I will share the link once it goes live. If you’re planning to attend – or have already attended – any showcases with your junior, I’d love to hear about your experience – please share in the Comments below.

Speaking of college recruiting, one of the most-anticipated recruits in recent months has been CiCi Bellis. She announced earlier this year that she had verbally committed to play for Stanford beginning Fall 2017. However, after her great run at this year’s US Open, she decided to forego the college experience and turn pro with representation from IMG. You can read more about CiCi’s decision in this article by Colette Lewis. I was really hoping she would give Stanford at least a year, but I certainly understand her decision and wish her all the best as she follows her dream!

The Fall tournament season is underway for the college bunch with multiple events happening in various cities around the US. Bobby Knight is keeping all of us updated with results on his website here. He’s really good about tweeting scores, too, so be sure to follow him @College10s2day.

In just a couple of weeks, I will be heading out to the West Coast to cover the Oracle/ITA Junior Masters tournament. In addition to covering the juniors, I will also be doing a little work for the ITA on the collegiate event running simultaneously at the Malibu Racquet Club. This is one of the only events – maybe even THE only event – where juniors have the chance to compete alongside college players in parallel tournaments, and I can’t think of a more beautiful place to host it than in Malibu! FloTennis, an ITA partner organization, will be livestreaming the matches at www.flotennis.com/.

In terms of junior tennis news, the only thing I have to report is that Katrina Adams was just named to a 2nd term as USTA president. As far as I know, this is an unprecedented move by the USTA. With the new Lake Nona facility nearing completion, maybe USTA felt it would be in everyone’s best interest to have some continuity of leadership. I hope this turns out to be a good move for our sport. I have been very impressed with Martin Blackman’s work as the head of Player Development since he began in June 2015 and am hopeful that he will stay on for a while.

There are several new podcasts on the ParentingAces YouTube channel, so please be sure to check them out. This week’s guest is still TBD, but stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter feeds for updates.

That’s it for now. More to come later in the week.

 

College Recruiting & Transferring

maxresdefaultA while back I devoted an episode of the ParentingAces radio show to my take on the recruiting process. I have since learned a bit more about the finer details of college recruiting as well as that sometimes, no matter how well you do your homework, your initial college choice doesn’t wind up being the best choice long-term. Sometimes it is necessary to transfer. And that isn’t a bad thing . . . in most cases.

So, here are some very basic recruiting tips that should serve any high schooler well who is looking for the right fit in a college tennis program:

    • Reach out via email to as many coaches as you can, and don’t get discouraged if you don’t get responses right away. Top California recruit, Natasha Smith, shares, “While in [sic] high school I looked at the list of top 75 ranked schools online (on the ITA Division I rankings) and sent an email to nearly every coach on that list. I was top 20 in Southern California and top 65 in the nation out of high school, and out of about 50 emails I sent out I probably got 15 responses.”
    • Go on unofficial visits at several schools of various sizes, types, and locations. There are so many wonderful colleges out there – Divison I, II, and III – and I’m still convinced there’s a team for everyone who wants to play. By visiting big schools and small, urban campuses and more traditional rural ones, extreme climates and milder locales, junior players can figure out what feels right for them. If you’re having trouble finding schools to visit, TennisRecruiting has a great tool right on its homepage: go to tennisrecruiting.net, click on either “Men’s Teams” or “Women’s Teams”, hover over “Team Directory” then click on whichever division you’re interested in exploring. You can search schools by division, conference, or simply by name.
    • Use TRN, UTR, and any other available resources to determine if you’ll be likely to make the lineup. Some kids are okay just being part of the team and never getting any play time. Others are not. Figure out which type YOU are and make sure you choose a school that fits your playing level. UTR makes it very simple to look at the ratings of all the players on a given team or even in a given conference so you can see where you might fall. Go to universaltennis.com then type the name of the school in the search box on the top right of the home page. Click on the school name which will bring up a complete picture of the current team including the Power 6 rating and the ratings of each individual player on the roster. By also visiting the team’s website, you can look at their lineups for each match and easily see whether you’re likely to be an impact player right away. Look at the other schools in the conference, too. If making the big college tournaments is important to you, take that into consideration as well.
    • Talk to existing and past team members. This is key. If players are telling you negative things about the program, you may have to dig a little deeper to determine if their complaints are valid. In the same vein, if players are only raving about the program, sometimes there can be a little propaganda going on there as well. One great tip shared by a college coach is to talk to players at other schools in the same athletic conference. They will often shed light – off the record – on what they’re hearing from their buddies as well as how the team and coaches conduct themselves during the dual match season.
    • Have your parents talk to the parents of existing and past team members.
    • Determine the academic rigor of the school and what type of support you’ll get via tutors, study halls, etc. Make sure that you are prepared in terms of your time-management skills and study habits to handle the workload meted out by your professors.
    • Once you’ve narrowed down your list to your top 5 schools, take those official visits in the Fall of your senior year. This is your chance to spend some time with the team and coaches and to get a good feel for their off-court personalities. Ask lots of questions, try to attend a class or two, and definitely spend the night in the dorm if possible. Watch a team practice, both on-court and in the gym, so you know what to expect when you get there the following year. Natasha Smith advises recruits to ask coaches what their strength and conditioning programs are like. “A lot of people cannot handle this aspect of college tennis,” she says, “so make sure you know what you are getting into.” And make sure you feel at home on the campus. You are always just an injury away from going from “student-athlete” to simply “student”.

Trae Young (basketball recruit) via USA Today article: I notice stuff like how the players talk to the coaches when they walk in the room or if they change how they normally act or something like that. I’m watching it all. Just when the coach walks up while they’re just hanging out, I watch that first interaction. You can tell a lot from that. That’s just a good way to tell the real way they feel about each other . . .

  • Reach out to other potential recruits. Get to know them. Figure out if you want to spend the next four years with these players.

Here are some additional tips that may be useful:

  • Look at the overall cost of the school to determine whether you can afford to stay there if you don’t receive any scholarship money or if you decide not to play tennis.
  • Look at the transfer history of the team. The best way to do this is to go on the team website and look through the archived team rosters. It’s not fool-proof but should give you a pretty good idea of what’s gone on historically.
  • Look at the coaching turnover, especially of assistant coaches. Frequent coaching changes could be a red flag.
  • Look at the team’s playing schedule in both the Fall and during the Spring dual-match season. Does the team stick close to home or does it travel around the country. This will give you great insight into the team’s budget for things like meals, clothing, and equipment. A team that plays only within its geographical region may not have a very large budget which could translate to players having to supplement the clothing and equipment given to them and/or the types of meals and lodging available when the team goes on the road. Conversely, a team that plays all over the country may have a larger budget and be more generous on these fronts. The schedule is no guarantee, so your best bet is to ask existing team members about these various issues. It may not sound important now, but it can make a big difference once you arrive on campus.
  • Find out what’s expected of the players during school breaks (Winter and Summer). Will you have an opportunity to have a summer job or internship or will you be required to keep up an intense training/tournament schedule during your time away from classes? If it’s the latter, will your coaches provide you with any assistance in terms of training and tournament play? There are strict NCAA rules regarding coaching in the off-season, so be sure to familiarize yourself with those.
  • Look at all the points listed above from the perspective of a non-tennis-player and make sure you would still choose that school. For example, if you get hurt or decide not to play, will you be okay academically without the added support given to athletes? Is the student body one in which you feel comfortable even without the student-athlete label?

Sometimes, though, even the most thorough efforts don’t yield the expected results. Natasha shared that she decided to transfer after her sophomore year because her coach actually asked her to, telling her that he wouldn’t have a spot in the lineup for her the following year and noting that she wasn’t performing well under his particular coaching style. Even though she loved the school, her teammates, and the friends she had made at the University of Utah, she realized that transferring was the only way she could continue to get playing time. If things don’t work out at your school – for whatever reason (academics, coaching changes, program cancellation, injury, etc.) – transferring is always an option. It’s important to read the NCAA rules on transferring to make sure you dot all your i’s and cross all your t’s. There are different rules for Division I, II, and III and for transferring from a 2-year to a 4-year college versus transferring from a 4-year to a 4-year school. Your university’s compliance officer can be a very useful resource, so don’t be afraid to set up a phone call or meeting with him/her if you’re considering a switch.

If you do decide to transfer, here are a few tips shared by some current and past collegiate tennis players:

  • The first step in transferring is to get a signed release from your current school. According to Nikkola Wichenko, a former collegiate player from Ontario, Canada, who transferred after her freshman year, “get your release (i.e. permission to talk to other schools) around March/April so it is towards the end of the tennis season and decreases the chance of jeopardizing your current relationship with your team and coaches or affects your playing time.”
  • Cast a wide net. Reach out to coaches where you think you’d like to play, but don’t limit yourself to only one or two schools. Most programs don’t know what type of roster availability they will have for transfers until mid-Spring (at the earliest), so be patient if you start reaching out sooner.
Nikkola Wichenko
Nikkola Wichenko

I went to Cal State LA (division II) for my first year of college and decided to transfer to receive more athletic scholarship and more playing time. I decided to transfer pretty late in the year in July because my school was on the quarter system and didn’t finish until mid June. Since I didn’t know if I was going to transfer until I was back home in the summer, this really limited my options for schools. No school would talk to me without my permission to talk. Looking back on it, I wish I would have decided to transfer sooner; that way I could have gotten my permission to talk sooner and had more options. With being in a different country, deciding which school to commit to was even more difficult than Cal State LA. I’m not sure what the rules are, but I didn’t visit any of the schools I was talking to in July. This could have been since it was already late in the summer, they didn’t have the money to fly me down, or visits just aren’t allowed when transferring. I wish I had had the opportunity to visit my schools and chatted more with players and students because I had a major culture shock because I transferred from a mid-size school in the busy city of LA to a small school in a small southern town – Anderson University in Anderson, South Carolina.

    • Take the official visits. I believe, though it’s unclear from reading the NCAA website so don’t rely on me here, a player can take up to 5 additional official visits beginning with October 15 following the prospect’s senior year in high school. As Nikkola advises, though, call the NCAA because it is best to talk to them in person to get answers instead of trying to decipher the wording on their website.
    • Ask TONS of questions – of players, of other coaches, of recent graduates – to make sure you’re choosing the right school. You only get 1 do-over without losing a year (or more) of eligibility!

bobbyknightBobby Knight of the College Tennis Today website keeps a running list of coaching changes as well as student-athlete transfers – it’s a great resource for keeping track of the movement happening around the college game.

  • Make a list of the things that are important to you as you choose a new school. That list may look very different from the one you made in high school. Having one year of college under your belt can really change your perspective on what’s important. Nikkola shares, “I basically had to make a choice between a division III school where the program was very new and I would be part of the growth. Or a division II school that had recently won a conference championship and I would play in the line up in positions 4-6 singles and 2-3 doubles. Since I was at school in the United States to play tennis and wanted to do well as a team, I decided to go with the division II school, plus the town in Anderson was bigger and closer to major cities (consideration for flying). Overall, I think I made a good choice. I played my 3 years at Anderson and enjoyed my team and the school. It was a good balance of academics and athletics and I made some good friends and connections for life.”
  • Transferring after your sophomore year is much more challenging than making a change after your freshman year. Natasha Smith recommends that you ease the transition by living on campus with at least one roommate and by going to every party, dinner, and study group you’re invited to in order to develop your social network.
Natasha Smith
Natasha Smith

My high school coach, Peter Smith (USC Men’s tennis coach), gave me some great advice when I was talking to him about transferring after my freshman year. He said three things are important in college: (1)School, (2)Tennis, (3)Social Life. He said if I’m happy with 2 out of 3 of those things then I should stay where I am. I decided NOT to transfer after my freshman year because I was pretty happy with all 3. Note: Natasha did end up transferring to University of New Mexico after her sophomore year.

Tennis has the highest transfer rate of any NCAA sport at the Division I level, tied with soccer at 14% on the men’s side and holding the lone top position at 11% on the women’s side. Interestingly, international students transfer at a higher rate than US players. Wanting or needing to transfer isn’t the end of the world, though. In fact, it can be the first step of what will hopefully end up being a phenomenal college tennis experience. Just make sure you comply with all NCAA regulations along the way to make the transition as smooth as possible.

Join Me Tomorrow to Discuss College Recruiting

Image courtesy of www.catchgoodhealth.com
Image courtesy of www.catchgoodhealth.com

 

Thank you to those who answered our poll question posted a couple of days ago!

Please join me this Tuesday (July 21) at 7pm ET on the UR10sNetwork to discuss my family’s experience with college recruiting.

While some of you have already emailed me your questions, I am hoping you’ll call into the show so we can really get into the details of how this whole thing works. The call in number is 714-583-6853 and the show will go on as long as you have questions!

The recruiting process is different for every athlete, but there are definitely some universal principles that should help you get started. After you listen to the show, I encourage you to talk to other families who have recently gone through it, too, to gain additional insights and perspectives.

If you’re unable to join the show and have questions you’d like me to address, you can always email them to me at lisa@parentingaces.com before tomorrow evening.

To the college coaches and recruiting consultants out there, I hope you’ll call in to share your expertise. And, to those of you who have already traveled this particular road, I’m sure the ParentingAces audience would love to hear from you, too!

So, mark your calendar for tomorrow, July 21st, 7pm ET, call 714-583-6853, and please join the college recruiting conversation. I’m looking forward to chatting with y’all!

 

Our College Recruiting Experience

I’ve been wanting to share my son’s college recruiting experience with y’all but wasn’t sure the best way to do that. I’ve decided to do it via the radio show, but I need your help!

Please answer the poll question below so I can decide when to actually air the show. Then, if you’re unable to join us live on the air, email me any questions you’d like me to address. They can be questions about our experience or questions that are coming up for you during your family’s experience – I’ll do my best to answer them! As always, the show will be available via podcast shortly after it airs – you’ll be able to listen to it on our Radio Show/Podcasts page or on our YouTube channel.

To any of the college coaches out there, I’d love to have you join me for this show, too! Recruiting consultants are also absolutely welcome. I’ll post an update once I have a firm day and time.

UPDATE: The show will air live Tuesday, July 21st, 7pm ET! Click here for details.

Weekend with the Broncos

Morgan & fellow recruits at SCU April 18 2015
Robert, Connor, Morgan, Kamran, & Andrew

 

My son spent last weekend with 4 of his fellow Santa Clara recruits (the 6th guy lives in Hawaii and couldn’t get there for such a short visit) cheering on the Broncos at their final regular-season matches of the year. This was a trip they had been planning since the end of December. It was something my son had been looking forward to all semester. And the time had finally come to take him to the airport for the long flight across the country.

Getting to San Jose (the closest airport to the Santa Clara University campus) is a bit tricky from Atlanta. We have yet to find a non-stop flight though I’m told they do actually exist! For this trip, my son made a short stop in San Diego before continuing north. It wasn’t too bad, especially when he had such a great weekend in front of him. He took a quick cab ride from the airport to the hotel (another tricky matter – many of the area hotels require guests to be 21 or older in order to check into a room) where he met up with Robert and Kamran before grabbing dinner in the area.

Photo courtesy of www.santaclarabroncos.com
Photo courtesy of www.santaclarabroncos.com

The next day was Senior Day for the Broncos. They were playing conference rival Gonzaga at the beautiful Degheri Tennis Center, and the Broncos came out on fire! The 5 recruits were cheering on their future teammates from the sidelines as they won the doubles point pretty handily then sped out to a 3-1 lead by taking the singles on courts 1 and 2. Line 6 clinched the match for the Broncos giving all the guys plenty to celebrate that night!

SCU Broncos
Photo courtesy of www.santaclarabroncos.com

 

The next day was another conference match, this time against 67-ranked Portland. Though the Broncos were the underdogs in this one, they fought hard and pulled out the victory with sophomore Mikheil Khmiadashvili getting the clinch 10-8 in the 3rd set tiebreak at Line 4.

My son had stayed with Mikheil during his Official Visit back in November and has since developed a really nice friendship with him. When the match came down to Mikheil’s court, my son and the other recruits led the cheering then joined their future teammates as they charged the court after match point. What a great experience for these young guys to get to be part of back-to-back victories!

As is typical for my teenager, I got very little information upon his return home last night, outside of the tennis results. I do know the boys had fun together and loved being at the matches. And I know the Holiday Inn is a good place to stay when I come visit over the next 4 years. Other than that, I don’t know much!

My son is still super excited to be heading to Santa Clara in the Fall and is still 100% sure he chose the right school and the right team. The recruits got along great with each other – and the rest of the team and coaches – over the weekend, so that’s a big relief on my end.

This is all becoming very real. Graduation is one month from tomorrow. Then a summer of training and tournaments. Then Freshman Orientation. Then college.

COLLEGE!

I am taking lots of deep breaths . . .

 

Comparing TRN to UTR for Class of 2015 Girls

Today marks the beginning of Spring Signing Week, so here is my report on where the Top 200 players according to TennisRecruiting.net are headed (a blank next to the player’s name means she hasn’t announced a commitment yet) and a comparison of their TRN ranking to their UTR rating. The charts below are for the Class of 2015 Girls. Click here to see the Class of 2015 Boys.

The first chart you see is ordered by TRN Ranking. The second chart is ordered by UTR Rating. It is interesting to note that the UTRs of the Girls range from a low of 7.69 to a high of 11.99 while those of the Boys range from a low of 10.51 to a high of 14.56. With the way scholarships are set up now – 8 for the Girls and 4.5 for the Boys – the vast majority of these Top 200 Girls will receive significant, even full, funding assistance for their college educations while many of the Top 200 Boys will not.

As with the Boys, at the top of the rankings the two charts are pretty similar. There are a few things that stand out, though. For example, TRN’s #5 ranked player comes in at #15 in terms of UTR rating, and #23 on TRN comes in at #99 on the UTR list.

As I mentioned in the Comments of the Boys article, these rating/ranking tools are much more effective when used together. No one system is perfect. When you add in USTA’s Points Per Round ranking – which, I think we all agree, is the least accurate of the 3 – you get a more well-rounded picture of the player. Not a PERFECT picture but better than relying on any one rating/ranking by itself.

Class of 2015 Girls Ordered by TRN
TRN UTR Name State College
1 11.45 Kaitlyn McCarthy NC Duke
2 11.99 Francesca Dilorenzo OH Ohio State
3 11.35 Katharine Fahey NJ Michigan
4 11.51 Ellyse Hamlin CT Duke
5 10.87 Mia Horvit FL
6 11.67 Melissa Lord CT Stanford
7 11.6 Kennedy Shaffer OH Georgia
8 10.96 Caroline Lampl VA Stanford
9 10.82 Jessie Aney MN North Carolina
10 11.08 Jessica Ho PA Duke
11 10.68 Andie Daniell GA Alabama
12 11.42 Brienne Minor IL Michigan
13 11.24 Gabrielle Andrews CA UCLA
14 10.78 Star Makarome FL Columbia
15 11.61 Kimberly Yee NV Stanford
16 10.65 Amy Yang GA Yale
17 10.87 Jessica Failla CA USC
18 10.84 Elizabeth Profit CA Baylor
19 10.22 Rachel Rohrabacher FL South Carolina
20 10.51 Anna Ulyashchenko NY Wake Forest
21 11.13 Bianca Moldovan MI NC State
22 10.58 Joanna Zalewski NJ
23 9.48 Andrea Kevakian CA Columbia
24 10.39 Nicole Kalhorn CO Princeton
25 10.13 Kenadi Hance CA Washington
26 10.35 Samantha Hampton WA Arizona State
27 10.37 Felicity Maltby CA Texas Tech
28 10.44 Chloe Ouellet-Pizer NC North Carolina
29 10.22 Alexandra Valenstein CA Texas Tech
30 Elena Muller TX Tulane
31 10.33 Jaclyn Switkes FL Illinois
32 10.77 Fernanda Contreras Gomez TX Vanderbilt
33 10.95 Lauren Goodman IN William & Mary
34 9.95 Jessica Golovin NY LSU
35 10.44 Ines Vias MD Illinois
36 10.65 Sabrina Xiong NY Harvard
37 10.4 Gabrielle Schuck CO Tennessee
38 10.69 Arnelle Sullivan NY Maryland
39 10.27 Madison Clarke AZ Santa Clara
40 10.39 Emerald Able TN
41 10.52 Paige Cline CA South Carolina
42 10.73 Alexandra Letzt AZ USC
43 9.36 Clare Raley GA Missouri
44 10.23 Ashley Bongart FL Tennessee
45 10.31 Katie Ta CA Brown
46 10.08 Nevada Apollo NV Gonzaga
47 10.47 Allie Sanford AZ Ole Miss
48 9.87 Summer Dvorak CA Vanderbilt
49 10.05 Kristen Thoms IL Iowa
50 10.26 Sena Suswam AL Louisville
51 10.09 Caroline Turner TX Auburn
52 10.34 Sai Keerthi Rachavelpula GA Columbia
53 9.61 Claudia Wiktorin NC NC State
54 10.1 Nicole Johnston GA Cornell
55 10.66 Emma Davis MA Wake Forest
56 10.22 Camila Wesbrooks TX Arizona
57 9.73 Daniela Nasser FL Oregon
58 9.95 Victoria Yu TX Wesleyan (CT)
59 9.98 Risa Nakagawa CA Georgetown
60 10.1 Taylor Calton UT Utah
61 10.01 Caitlin Bernard MA Indiana
62 9.99 Lauren Proctor SC
63 9.77 Kinga Gartner FL Arizona
64 9.74 Erica Susi FL Virginia
65 9.54 Kenya Williams FL Drake
66 9.93 Brooke Stevens GA Ole Miss
67 9.15 Stephanie Hazell CA
68 10 Bianca Mok ID Denver
69 10.3 Jacqueline Carr AR Marshall
70 9.77 Rachel Chong CA Notre Dame
71 9.66 Christi Woodson FL Oregon
72 9.57 Gabrielle Rodriguez FL Furman
73 9.85 Tai Martin FL Charlotte
74 9.63 Amanda Rebol GA NC State
75 10 Sarah Hu CA Columbia
76 9.72 Remi Ramos FL Boston U
77 9.79 Mariko Iinuma CA Cornell
78 9.87 Cecilia Lynham MD Georgetown
79 9.43 Brianna Turley UT Utah
80 9.5 Suzanne Zenoni GA Elon
81 10.4 Sarah Nuno CA Cal State Fullerton
82 10.07 Amber Park CA Princeton
83 9.52 Jacqueline Urbinati NY Boston College
84 9.77 Diana Colen GA Coll of Charleston
85 9.24 Alexandra Lee FL Charlotte
86 9.39 Anna Dollar PA Liberty
87 9.7 Turner Yates MS Missouri
88 9.52 Madison Appel NY Indiana
89 9.58 Bella Kuse GA Richmond
90 9.92 Rebekah Anderson CA Oregon
91 9.79 Sabrina Faybyshev NJ Boston U
92 9.74 Hannah Templeton NC South Carolina
93 10.27 Emily Metcalf AR Michigan State
94 9.3 Rugile Valiunaite IL Army
95 9.26 Emma Petersen FL James Madison
96 9.2 Claudia Toledo FL Iowa State
97 9.33 Cassidy Hicks OH Wofford
98 9.14 Sofia Kurtz GA Tulane
99 10.03 Davina Nguyen MI Michigan State
100 9.31 Caroline Amos AZ Yale
101 9.42 Annemarie Emme IL Minnesota
102 9.44 Jacquelyn Fitz-Randolph FL Connecticut
103 9.25 Jacqueline Lazaro FL Connecticut
104 9.09 Ashley Ishimura HI Creighton
105 9.31 Emily Struble MI Miami (OH)
106 9.5 Michelle Wang WA Cornell
107 9.86 Natalie Whalen IL Indiana
108 9.59 Taylor Cosme NY Emory
109 9.74 Peyton Gollhofer GA Ball State
110 9.16 Skyla Alcon HI CS Northridge
111 9.72 Allison Chuang CA Dartmouth
112 9.1 Emily Kolbow WI Colorado State
113 9.4 Caitlyn Merzbacher MN Minnesota
114 8.92 Morgan Nix TX Cleveland State
115 9.36 Sonal Shrivastava NJ Yale
116 9.59 Diana Kussainova FL George Washington
117 8.9 Deepa Dhore GA William & Mary
118 9.19 Danielle Wolf OH Indiana
119 8.65 Katie Sidor FL Mercer
120 8.87 Karly Hammond FL
121 8.6 Jennifer Lu CA Quinnipiac
122 9.36 Sydney Patton SC Chattanooga
123 9.18 Yuki Asami CA Pacific
124 9.3 Sydney Goodson VA Georgetown
125 8.8 Sarah Swiderski FL UNC Greensboro
126 8.89 Caroline Williams MD Maryland
127 9.31 Chantal Martinez-Blanco PR Buffalo
128 8.55 Courtney Hebard FL Marquette
129 9.35 Madeline Hill KS SIU Edwardsville
130 9.13 Kendall Kirsch IL Wisconsin
131 9.66 Elizabeth Barnickel KS Air Force
132 10.26 Julianne Herman PA Duquesne
133 8.74 Grace Lin CA Lehigh
134 8.38 Micheline Aubuchon CA
135 9.24 Tatijana Sheikhan NV Loyola Marymount
136 8.55 Laura Gomez FL UNC Wilmington
137 9.32 Sophia Whittle CA Gonzaga
138 8.87 Audrey Berger OH
139 8.81 Haley Winton TX
140 8.81 Katie Fries KS Southern Illinois
141 9.03 Kelly Zhu TX
142 8.56 Alahna Reto TX Florida Tech
143 9.63 Montana Moore FL
144 9 Domonique Garley TX
145 8.93 Sophia Abelson MI Xavier
146 8.77 Isabelle Dohanics PA Ball State
147 8.77 Annie Jaskulski DE Delaware
148 9.06 Rachel Kim CA Chicago
149 8.89 Alexis Zobeideh FL Fordham
150 8.69 Alexandra Burak SC Bucknell
151 8.74 Vanina Iordanova FL Rutgers
152 8.4 Denise Azcui IN Western Michigan
153 8.3 Sydney Harlow NE
154 8.98 Hannah Francisco GA UNC Asheville
155 8.42 Andrea Ballinger OH
156 8.93 Tracy Johnson GA Presbyterian
157 9.13 Arianna Spirtos MD Army
158 8.22 Celine Gruaz CA Cal Poly
159 8 Ilana Oleynik CA Cal Poly
160 8.84 Kelsey Chen CA Amherst
161 8.62 Isabella vonEbbe CA UC Davis
162 8.4 Daniela Lopez FL Emory
163 9.35 Shelby King GA Arkansas State
164 8.73 Grace Schaffer KS
165 8.76 Lindsey Evans CT Villanova
166 8.42 Natalia Barbery FL
167 8.82 Caroline Casper CA
168 8.47 Korina Neveux FL Williams
169 9.22 Kirby Einck IL Army
170 8.35 Jordan Henry OK Abilene Christian
171 8.72 Sabrina Barisano NY
172 8.71 Lauren Hidalgo-Smith FL Stephen F. Austin
173 8.75 Elizabeth Yao CA Stanford
174 8.78 Joy Kim CA Pomona-Pitzer
175 8.43 Arianna Chen CA Pomona-Pitzer
176 8.63 Gabrielle Centenari MD Davidson
177 8.51 Delaney Edwards FL
178 8.71 Mckenzie Barco FL Chattanooga
179 8.47 Morgan Steffes KS
180 8.6 Zoe Manion IL Xavier
181 8.66 Michaela Henne MO Creighton
182 8.43 Kaela Bynoe FL Chicago
183 7.69 Shannon Wagner FL Georgia Southern
184 8.03 Shanna Dos Santos FL
185 8.78 Caroline Hall GA
186 8.44 Alexandria Maciel TX St. Mary’s (TX)
187 8.75 Raven Bennett TX UTEP
188 8.71 Josie Rogers TN Navy
189 9.69 Mia Vecchio NY
190 8.53 Mattea Kilstofte CA Dayton
191 8.22 Ashley Chao CA UCSD
192 8.17 Samantha Schuster SC Concordia-Irvine
193 8.22 Katsiaryna Semashka CA
194 8.76 Ekim Buyuk NY
195 8.48 Melanie Allen FL Army
196 8.82 Lidia Luca Dukic CA Montana
197 8.36 Lyndell Giffenig CT
198 8.71 Genevieve McCormick PA Army
199 8.85 Thandiwe Kangwa FL Seton Hall
200 8.41 Taylor Tamblyn IL
Class of 2015 Girls Ordered by UTR
UTR TRN Name State College
1 11.99 2 Francesca Dilorenzo OH Ohio State
2 11.67 6 Melissa Lord CT Stanford
3 11.61 15 Kimberly Yee NV Stanford
4 11.6 7 Kennedy Shaffer OH Georgia
5 11.51 4 Ellyse Hamlin CT Duke
6 11.45 1 Kaitlyn McCarthy NC Duke
7 11.42 12 Brienne Minor IL Michigan
8 11.35 3 Katharine Fahey NJ Michigan
9 11.24 13 Gabrielle Andrews CA UCLA
10 11.13 21 Bianca Moldovan MI NC State
11 11.08 10 Jessica Ho PA Duke
12 10.96 8 Caroline Lampl VA Stanford
13 10.95 33 Lauren Goodman IN William & Mary
14 10.92 30 Elena Muller TX Tulane
15 10.87 5 Mia Horvit FL
16 10.87 17 Jessica Failla CA USC
17 10.84 18 Elizabeth Profit CA Baylor
18 10.82 9 Jessie Aney MN North Carolina
19 10.78 14 Star Makarome FL Columbia
20 10.77 32 Fernanda Contreras Gomez TX Vanderbilt
21 10.73 42 Alexandra Letzt AZ USC
22 10.69 38 Arnelle Sullivan NY Maryland
23 10.68 11 Andie Daniell GA Alabama
24 10.66 55 Emma Davis MA Wake Forest
25 10.65 16 Amy Yang GA Yale
26 10.65 36 Sabrina Xiong NY Harvard
27 10.58 22 Joanna Zalewski NJ
28 10.52 41 Paige Cline CA South Carolina
29 10.51 20 Anna Ulyashchenko NY Wake Forest
30 10.47 47 Allie Sanford AZ Ole Miss
31 10.44 28 Chloe Ouellet-Pizer NC North Carolina
32 10.44 35 Ines Vias MD Illinois
33 10.4 37 Gabrielle Schuck CO Tennessee
34 10.4 81 Sarah Nuno CA Cal State Fullerton
35 10.39 24 Nicole Kalhorn CO Princeton
36 10.39 40 Emerald Able TN
37 10.37 27 Felicity Maltby CA Texas Tech
38 10.35 26 Samantha Hampton WA Arizona State
39 10.34 52 Sai Keerthi Rachavelpula GA Columbia
40 10.33 31 Jaclyn Switkes FL Illinois
41 10.31 45 Katie Ta CA Brown
42 10.3 69 Jacqueline Carr AR Marshall
43 10.27 39 Madison Clarke AZ Santa Clara
44 10.27 93 Emily Metcalf AR Michigan State
45 10.26 50 Sena Suswam AL Louisville
46 10.26 132 Julianne Herman PA Duquesne
47 10.23 44 Ashley Bongart FL Tennessee
48 10.22 19 Rachel Rohrabacher FL South Carolina
49 10.22 29 Alexandra Valenstein CA Texas Tech
50 10.22 56 Camila Wesbrooks TX Arizona
51 10.13 25 Kenadi Hance CA Washington
52 10.1 54 Nicole Johnston GA Cornell
53 10.1 60 Taylor Calton UT Utah
54 10.09 51 Caroline Turner TX Auburn
55 10.08 46 Nevada Apollo NV Gonzaga
56 10.07 82 Amber Park CA Princeton
57 10.05 49 Kristen Thoms IL Iowa
58 10.03 99 Davina Nguyen MI Michigan State
59 10.01 61 Caitlin Bernard MA Indiana
60 10 68 Bianca Mok ID Denver
61 10 75 Sarah Hu CA Columbia
62 9.99 62 Lauren Proctor SC
63 9.98 59 Risa Nakagawa CA Georgetown
64 9.95 34 Jessica Golovin NY LSU
65 9.95 58 Victoria Yu TX Wesleyan (CT)
66 9.93 66 Brooke Stevens GA Ole Miss
67 9.92 90 Rebekah Anderson CA Oregon
68 9.87 48 Summer Dvorak CA Vanderbilt
69 9.87 78 Cecilia Lynham MD Georgetown
70 9.86 107 Natalie Whalen IL Indiana
71 9.85 73 Tai Martin FL Charlotte
72 9.79 77 Mariko Iinuma CA Cornell
73 9.79 91 Sabrina Faybyshev NJ Boston U
74 9.77 63 Kinga Gartner FL Arizona
75 9.77 70 Rachel Chong CA Notre Dame
76 9.77 84 Diana Colen GA Coll of Charleston
77 9.74 64 Erica Susi FL Virginia
78 9.74 92 Hannah Templeton NC South Carolina
79 9.74 109 Peyton Gollhofer GA Ball State
80 9.73 57 Daniela Nasser FL Oregon
81 9.72 76 Remi Ramos FL Boston U
82 9.72 111 Allison Chuang CA Dartmouth
83 9.7 87 Turner Yates MS Missouri
84 9.69 189 Mia Vecchio NY
85 9.66 71 Christi Woodson FL Oregon
86 9.66 131 Elizabeth Barnickel KS Air Force
87 9.63 74 Amanda Rebol GA NC State
88 9.63 143 Montana Moore FL
89 9.61 53 Claudia Wiktorin NC NC State
90 9.59 108 Taylor Cosme NY Emory
91 9.59 116 Diana Kussainova FL George Washington
92 9.58 89 Bella Kuse GA Richmond
93 9.57 72 Gabrielle Rodriguez FL Furman
94 9.54 65 Kenya Williams FL Drake
95 9.52 83 Jacqueline Urbinati NY Boston College
96 9.52 88 Madison Appel NY Indiana
97 9.5 80 Suzanne Zenoni GA Elon
98 9.5 106 Michelle Wang WA Cornell
99 9.48 23 Andrea Kevakian CA Columbia
100 9.44 102 Jacquelyn Fitz-Randolph FL Connecticut
101 9.43 79 Brianna Turley UT Utah
102 9.42 101 Annemarie Emme IL Minnesota
103 9.4 113 Caitlyn Merzbacher MN Minnesota
104 9.39 86 Anna Dollar PA Liberty
105 9.36 43 Clare Raley GA Missouri
106 9.36 115 Sonal Shrivastava NJ Yale
107 9.36 122 Sydney Patton SC Chattanooga
108 9.35 129 Madeline Hill KS SIU Edwardsville
109 9.35 163 Shelby King GA Arkansas State
110 9.33 97 Cassidy Hicks OH Wofford
111 9.32 137 Sophia Whittle CA Gonzaga
112 9.31 100 Caroline Amos AZ Yale
113 9.31 105 Emily Struble MI Miami (OH)
114 9.31 127 Chantal Martinez-Blanco PR Buffalo
115 9.3 94 Rugile Valiunaite IL Army
116 9.3 124 Sydney Goodson VA Georgetown
117 9.26 95 Emma Petersen FL James Madison
118 9.25 103 Jacqueline Lazaro FL Connecticut
119 9.24 85 Alexandra Lee FL Charlotte
120 9.24 135 Tatijana Sheikhan NV Loyola Marymount
121 9.22 169 Kirby Einck IL Army
122 9.2 96 Claudia Toledo FL Iowa State
123 9.19 118 Danielle Wolf OH Indiana
124 9.18 123 Yuki Asami CA Pacific
125 9.16 110 Skyla Alcon HI CS Northridge
126 9.15 67 Stephanie Hazell CA
127 9.14 98 Sofia Kurtz GA Tulane
128 9.13 130 Kendall Kirsch IL Wisconsin
129 9.13 157 Arianna Spirtos MD Army
130 9.1 112 Emily Kolbow WI Colorado State
131 9.09 104 Ashley Ishimura HI Creighton
132 9.06 148 Rachel Kim CA Chicago
133 9.03 141 Kelly Zhu TX
134 9 144 Domonique Garley TX
135 8.98 154 Hannah Francisco GA UNC Asheville
136 8.93 145 Sophia Abelson MI Xavier
137 8.93 156 Tracy Johnson GA Presbyterian
138 8.92 114 Morgan Nix TX Cleveland State
139 8.9 117 Deepa Dhore GA William & Mary
140 8.89 126 Caroline Williams MD Maryland
141 8.89 149 Alexis Zobeideh FL Fordham
142 8.87 120 Karly Hammond FL
143 8.87 138 Audrey Berger OH
144 8.85 199 Thandiwe Kangwa FL Seton Hall
145 8.84 160 Kelsey Chen CA Amherst
146 8.82 167 Caroline Casper CA
147 8.82 196 Lidia Luca Dukic CA Montana
148 8.81 139 Haley Winton TX
149 8.81 140 Katie Fries KS Southern Illinois
150 8.8 125 Sarah Swiderski FL UNC Greensboro
151 8.78 174 Joy Kim CA Pomona-Pitzer
152 8.78 185 Caroline Hall GA
153 8.77 146 Isabelle Dohanics PA Ball State
154 8.77 147 Annie Jaskulski DE Delaware
155 8.76 165 Lindsey Evans CT Villanova
156 8.76 194 Ekim Buyuk NY
157 8.75 173 Elizabeth Yao CA Stanford
158 8.75 187 Raven Bennett TX UTEP
159 8.74 133 Grace Lin CA Lehigh
160 8.74 151 Vanina Iordanova FL Rutgers
161 8.73 164 Grace Schaffer KS
162 8.72 171 Sabrina Barisano NY
163 8.71 172 Lauren Hidalgo-Smith FL Stephen F. Austin
164 8.71 178 Mckenzie Barco FL Chattanooga
165 8.71 188 Josie Rogers TN Navy
166 8.71 198 Genevieve McCormick PA Army
167 8.69 150 Alexandra Burak SC Bucknell
168 8.66 181 Michaela Henne MO Creighton
169 8.65 119 Katie Sidor FL Mercer
170 8.63 176 Gabrielle Centenari MD Davidson
171 8.62 161 Isabella vonEbbe CA UC Davis
172 8.6 121 Jennifer Lu CA Quinnipiac
173 8.6 180 Zoe Manion IL Xavier
174 8.56 142 Alahna Reto TX Florida Tech
175 8.55 128 Courtney Hebard FL Marquette
176 8.55 136 Laura Gomez FL UNC Wilmington
177 8.53 190 Mattea Kilstofte CA Dayton
178 8.51 177 Delaney Edwards FL
179 8.48 195 Melanie Allen FL Army
180 8.47 168 Korina Neveux FL Williams
181 8.47 179 Morgan Steffes KS
182 8.44 186 Alexandria Maciel TX St. Mary’s (TX)
183 8.43 175 Arianna Chen CA Pomona-Pitzer
184 8.43 182 Kaela Bynoe FL Chicago
185 8.42 155 Andrea Ballinger OH
186 8.42 166 Natalia Barbery FL
187 8.41 200 Taylor Tamblyn IL
188 8.4 152 Denise Azcui IN Western Michigan
189 8.4 162 Daniela Lopez FL Emory
190 8.38 134 Micheline Aubuchon CA
191 8.36 197 Lyndell Giffenig CT
192 8.35 170 Jordan Henry OK Abilene Christian
193 8.3 153 Sydney Harlow NE
194 8.22 158 Celine Gruaz CA Cal Poly
195 8.22 191 Ashley Chao CA UCSD
196 8.22 193 Katsiaryna Semashka CA
197 8.17 192 Samantha Schuster SC Concordia-Irvine
198 8.03 184 Shanna Dos Santos FL
199 8 159 Ilana Oleynik CA Cal Poly
200 7.69 183 Shannon Wagner FL Georgia Southern

Comparing TRN to UTR for Class of 2015 Boys

With Spring Signing Week almost upon us, I thought I would do a little report on where the Top 200 players according to TennisRecruiting.net are headed (a blank next to the player’s name means he hasn’t announced a commitment yet) and compare their TRN ranking to their UTR rating. We’ll take a peek at the Class of 2015 Boys first.

The first chart you see below is ordered by TRN Ranking. The second chart is ordered by UTR Rating. It is interesting to compare the two.

At the top of the rankings, the two charts are pretty similar. There are a few things that stand out, though. For example, TRN’s #31 ranked player comes in at #7 in terms of UTR rating, and #34 on TRN comes in at #9. Also interesting to note is that TRN’s #70 player, Tyler Schick, is at 16 on the UTR list.

We have to be careful to avoid drawing too many conclusions from one chart over the other, but the more information coaches can get on these young players, the better in terms of their recruiting efforts. What do you see here and what do you make of it?

My report on the Girls of 2015 is here.

Class of 2015 Boys Ordered by TRN
TRN Ranking UTR Name State College
1 14.27 Reilly Opelka FL
2 14.56 Tommy Paul NJ
3 13.95 Alfredo Perez FL Florida
4 14.19 Alex Rybakov FL
5 13.56 Walker Duncan GA Georgia
6 13.41 Kalman Boyd CA USC
7 13.37 Sameer Kumar IN Stanford
8 13.49 Michael Genender CA Stanford
9 12.84 McClain Kessler GA Florida
10 13.41 Vincent Lin IL Duke
11 13.07 Emil Reinberg GA Georgia
12 13.66 Victor Pham CA Columbia
13 13.64 Liam Caruana TX Texas
14 12.89 Yancy Dennis MD South Carolina
15 13.29 Catalin Mateas MA Duke
16 12.92 Adrian Chamdani CA Duke
17 13.38 Cameron Klinger CA Vanderbilt
18 13.42 Eric Rutledge TX Wake Forest
19 12.94 Kyle Seelig PA Ohio State
20 12.46 Ezequiel Cerrini FL
21 12.69 Myles Schalet NJ Michigan
22 12.81 Jacob Hansen TX Rice
23 13.04 Andy Zhou CA Harvard
24 12.94 Dennis Wang MD Yale
25 13.3 Dan Stefan FL Vanderbilt
26 12.96 Jordan Benjamin NY Dayton
27 12.44 Mark Epshteyn-Losev FL
28 13.32 Anudeep Kodali NC North Carolina
29 12.94 Robert Seby AZ Santa Clara
30 12.74 Asher Hirsch OH Illinois
31 13.57 Kyle Mautner CT Penn
32 12.7 James Wasserman NY Princeton
33 13 Reese Stalder CA TCU
34 13.51 Martin Joyce IL Ohio State
35 12.9 Blaine Boyden NC North Carolina
36 12.81 Henry Gordon TX Texas A&M
37 12.87 Max Cressy CA UCLA
38 12.61 Christian Haushammer FL Louisville
39 12.8 Eddie Grabill IL Dartmouth
40 12.64 Ryan Shen CA Cal Berkeley
41 12.72 Jimmy Bendeck FL
42 13.01 Andrew Gu CA Santa Clara
43 12.57 Daniel Gealer CA UCLA
44 12.61 Hunter Tubert WV Ohio State
45 12.68 Spencer Richey TN Alabama
46 12.32 Rafael Lenhard CA Cal Poly
47 12.47 Grey Hamilton NC Ole Miss
48 12.79 Nicholas Borchenko CA LMU
49 12.3 Afonso Salgado FL
50 12.87 Oliver Sec NY UC Santa Barbara
51 12.51 Timothy Wang MI Columbia
52 12.77 Joshua Sheehy TX Abilene Christian
53 12.51 Aron Pierce TX
54 12.82 Joshua Ortlip CA Cal Poly
55 12.76 Maverick Lin NJ Cornell
56 12.29 Zachary Lieb PA Penn State
57 12.75 Alex Ross IL Vanderbilt
58 12.91 Toby Boyer MN Nebraska
59 12.71 Connor Garnett WA Santa Clara
60 12.32 Daniel Rayl IN Notre Dame
61 12.76 Gabe Tishman NY Michigan
62 12.77 Lubomir Cuba NY Michigan
63 12.47 John Karlawish NC Penn
64 12.51 Chad Kissell PA Valparaiso
65 12.15 Sean Ko CA
66 12.65 Grayson Broadus TX Notre Dame
67 12.17 Jonathan Deautriell FL North Florida
68 13 Brandon Lancaster KY Louisville
69 12.78 Benjamin Lieb PA Penn State
70 13.33 Tyler Schick NJ Tulane
71 12.42 William Shisler FL Michigan State
72 12.55 Trevor Foshey FL Mississippi State
73 12.25 Jake Gabay FL Cornell
74 12.36 Charles Tan TX Brown
75 12.4 Alexander Lebedev NY Notre Dame
76 12.42 Michael Chen NJ Georgetown
77 12.01 Emanuel Llamas TX Rice
78 12.42 Ethan Young-Smith CA Oregon
79 12.48 David Mitchell CO Army
80 12.61 Matthew Galush NC Penn State
81 11.85 Charles Pei CA Chicago
82 12.76 Ryan Dickerson NJ Duke
83 12.44 Ben Vandixhorn IL Northwestern
84 12.38 Michael Lorenzini IL Northwestern
85 12.09 Kenneth Boykin OK
86 12.38 Cameron Andry LA LSU
87 12 Nathan Griffin OH Notre Dame
88 12.47 Jack Turchetta NY Columbia
89 12.35 Oliver Otero FL Penn State
90 11.81 Tillman Haynes TX Boise State
91 12.22 Sreyas Kolachalam CA Cal Poly
92 11.99 Colin Markes TX
93 12.65 Christian Garay GA
94 12.13 Max Liu CA Chicago
95 12.21 Gregory Anderson AZ TCU
96 12.23 Ryan Marker CA San Francisco
97 12.4 Jason Seidman CT Northwestern
98 12.1 Jason Kros VA Virginia Tech
99 12.23 Nathan Brown TX Yale
100 12.25 Jayanth Chintham GA
101 12.44 Austin Hussey KY Kentucky
102 12.17 Michael Quang MD Louisville
103 12.06 Kevin Lam CA Washington
104 12.6 Fredrick Zaretsky NJ Quinnipac
105 12.31 Jonathan Jemison GA Emory
106 11.85 Joseph Haig MA Dartmouth
107 11.91 Eric Wagner NY Tulane
108 11.66 Felipe Osses-Konig NY Elon
109 11.76 Charlie Adams MN Yale
110 12.61 Arash Hafezi CA
111 11.91 Jesse Levitin NY Amherst
112 11 John Goodwin KS Texas
113 11.63 Deepak Indrakanti OH Williams
114 12.03 Alex Cauneac MD
115 11.82 Konrad Kozlowski CA
116 10.99 Roberto Busato FL
117 11.55 Artur Jakubowski TX Bryant
118 11.45 Ninan Kumar FL Army
119 12.7 Razvan Grigorescu FL
120 11.19 Cole Lawson TX Abilene Christian
121 11.79 Brian Tsao MD Louisville
122 12.21 Riley Scott CA UC Santa Barbara
123 11.7 Kamran Khan TX Santa Clara
124 12.16 Daniel Belsito NC Presbyterian
125 11.97 Raul DeLaTorre CA
126 11.91 Spencer Lang CO Butler
127 11.77 Bryant Born NY Lehigh
128 11.45 Gianni Mancini TX TCU
129 12.03 Lorenzo Rollhauser TN Dayton
130 12.09 Samuel Giammalva TX
131 11.55 Tony Leto IL Iowa
132 11.31 Joseph Gray TX
133 12.24 Jonathan Heidenberg FL
134 11.75 Nicholas Werner IN Xavier
135 11.7 Ethan Nittolo NY Buffalo
136 12.47 Morgan Stone GA Santa Clara
137 11.72 Andrew Sinai PA Drexel
138 11.77 Daniel Levine IL Carnegie-Mellon
139 11.75 Radhakrishna Vishnubhotla IN Wash U – St. Louis
140 11.59 Drew (Andrew) Akins GA Duquesne
141 11.51 Michael Peters MO Harvard
142 11.42 Brice Polender IL Richmond
143 11.88 Julian Gordy CA CMS
144 11.19 Alan Sweet FL Wisconsin
145 12.05 Adam Rudowski TN
146 11.58 Kyle Barr SC Wofford
147 11.57 Andre Johnson FL Georgia Southern
148 11.85 Christopher Auteri NY Lehigh
149 11.86 Zachary Bessette FL Amherst
150 11.46 Tadhg Collins TX Air Force
151 11.86 Humberto Lopez CA
152 11.88 Jonathan Li CA Chicago
153 12.02 Emilio Moreno CA Gonzaga
154 11.46 Aiku Shintani CA Cal Poly
155 11.51 Michael Plutt FL Bryant
156 11.42 Eshan Dave TX Johns Hopkins
157 11.58 Kawika Lam HI Texas A&M
158 11.49 Sebastian Langdon TX Abilene Christian
159 11.74 Marcus Smith NY Hofstra
160 11.76 William Sharton MA Georgetown
161 11.22 Jacob Tullis UT BYU
162 11.79 Yangeng Jiang NJ Bowdoin
163 11.52 Micah Klousia MO Nebraska
164 11.31 Jerod Mah CA San Francisco
165 11.91 Gunther Matta CA Cal Berkeley
166 11.16 Mason Dragos OH Butler
167 12.21 Taylor Duffy FL
168 11.78 Neel Bedekar CA
169 11.14 Ivan Rakic MI Michigan State
170 11.72 Marshall Sullivan TN Tennessee
171 11.35 Justin Hall FL
172 10.9 Edward Ayers TX
173 11 George Cooper CA Lehigh
174 11.33 Scott Plutt FL Bryant
175 11.57 Michael Ogden NC
176 11.07 Kyle McCann CA UC Riverside
177 11.01 Clayton Alenik NV
178 11.51 Vincent Anzalone OH Toledo
179 11.57 Eddie Gutierrez CA Liberty
180 11.59 Vayum Arora CA Carnegie-Mellon
181 11.07 Carlos Moreno FL Marist
182 11.59 Kevin Wan VA
183 11.6 Felix Hollaway TX St. Mary’s (TX)
184 11.59 Jack La Plante CA Pacific
185 11.33 Adrien Bouchet VA Emory
186 11.16 Josiah Collins GA
187 11.4 James Spaulding IL Emory
188 11.52 Patrick Wyeth MA
189 10.99 Conor O’Meara TX
190 11.23 Colin Harvey IL
191 11.23 Isaac Perez TX Air Force
192 11.35 Sam Brazil NC Charlotte
193 11.93 Vince Tabotabo CA
194 10.51 Rajul Chikkalingaiah OR
195 10.99 William Szokol IL Chicago
196 11.26 Christopher Anders LA
197 11.88 Sayer Paige CT Boston College
198 11.08 John Milstead TX Oklahoma
199 11.43 Matthew Brumbaugh OH
200 11.72 Alexander Poynter TX
Class of 2015 Boys Ordered by UTR
UTR TRN Ranking Name State College
1 14.56 2 Tommy Paul NJ
2 14.27 1 Reilly Opelka FL
3 14.19 4 Alex Rybakov FL
4 13.95 3 Alfredo Perez FL Florida
5 13.66 12 Victor Pham CA Columbia
6 13.64 13 Liam Caruana TX Texas
7 13.57 31 Kyle Mautner CT Penn
8 13.56 5 Walker Duncan GA Georgia
9 13.51 34 Martin Joyce IL Ohio State
10 13.49 8 Michael Genender CA Stanford
11 13.42 18 Eric Rutledge TX Wake Forest
12 13.41 6 Kalman Boyd CA USC
13 13.41 10 Vincent Lin IL Duke
14 13.38 17 Cameron Klinger CA Vanderbilt
15 13.37 7 Sameer Kumar IN Stanford
16 13.33 70 Tyler Schick NJ Tulane
17 13.32 28 Anudeep Kodali NC North Carolina
18 13.3 25 Dan Stefan FL Vanderbilt
19 13.29 15 Catalin Mateas MA Duke
20 13.07 11 Emil Reinberg GA Georgia
21 13.04 23 Andy Zhou CA Harvard
22 13.01 42 Andrew Gu CA Santa Clara
23 13 33 Reese Stalder CA TCU
24 13 68 Brandon Lancaster KY Louisville
25 12.96 26 Jordan Benjamin NY Dayton
26 12.94 19 Kyle Seelig PA Ohio State
27 12.94 24 Dennis Wang MD Yale
28 12.94 29 Robert Seby AZ Santa Clara
29 12.92 16 Adrian Chamdani CA Duke
30 12.91 58 Toby Boyer MN Nebraska
31 12.9 35 Blaine Boyden NC North Carolina
32 12.89 14 Yancy Dennis MD South Carolina
33 12.87 37 Max Cressy CA UCLA
34 12.87 50 Oliver Sec NY UC Santa Barbara
35 12.84 9 McClain Kessler GA Florida
36 12.82 54 Joshua Ortlip CA Cal Poly
37 12.81 22 Jacob Hansen TX Rice
38 12.81 36 Henry Gordon TX Texas A&M
39 12.8 39 Eddie Grabill IL Dartmouth
40 12.79 48 Nicholas Borchenko CA LMU
41 12.78 69 Benjamin Lieb PA Penn State
42 12.77 52 Joshua Sheehy TX Abilene Christian
43 12.77 62 Lubomir Cuba NY Michigan
44 12.76 55 Maverick Lin NJ Cornell
45 12.76 61 Gabe Tishman NY Michigan
46 12.76 82 Ryan Dickerson NJ Duke
47 12.75 57 Alex Ross IL Vanderbilt
48 12.74 30 Asher Hirsch OH Illinois
49 12.72 41 Jimmy Bendeck FL
50 12.71 59 Connor Garnett WA Santa Clara
51 12.7 32 James Wasserman NY Princeton
52 12.7 119 Razvan Grigorescu FL
53 12.69 21 Myles Schalet NJ Michigan
54 12.68 45 Spencer Richey TN Alabama
55 12.65 66 Grayson Broadus TX Notre Dame
56 12.65 93 Christian Garay GA
57 12.64 40 Ryan Shen CA Cal Berkeley
58 12.61 38 Christian Haushammer FL Louisville
59 12.61 44 Hunter Tubert WV Ohio State
60 12.61 80 Matthew Galush NC Penn State
61 12.61 110 Arash Hafezi CA
62 12.6 104 Fredrick Zaretsky NJ Quinnipac
63 12.57 43 Daniel Gealer CA UCLA
64 12.55 72 Trevor Foshey FL Mississippi State
65 12.51 51 Timothy Wang MI Columbia
66 12.51 53 Aron Pierce TX
67 12.51 64 Chad Kissell PA Valparaiso
68 12.48 79 David Mitchell CO Army
69 12.47 47 Grey Hamilton NC Ole Miss
70 12.47 63 John Karlawish NC Penn
71 12.47 88 Jack Turchetta NY Columbia
72 12.47 136 Morgan Stone GA Santa Clara
73 12.46 20 Ezequiel Cerrini FL
74 12.44 27 Mark Epshteyn-Losev FL
75 12.44 83 Ben Vandixhorn IL Northwestern
76 12.44 101 Austin Hussey KY Kentucky
77 12.42 71 William Shisler FL Michigan State
78 12.42 76 Michael Chen NJ Georgetown
79 12.42 78 Ethan Young-Smith CA Oregon
80 12.4 75 Alexander Lebedev NY Notre Dame
81 12.4 97 Jason Seidman CT Northwestern
82 12.38 84 Michael Lorenzini IL Northwestern
83 12.38 86 Cameron Andry LA LSU
84 12.36 74 Charles Tan TX Brown
85 12.35 89 Oliver Otero FL Penn State
86 12.32 46 Rafael Lenhard CA Cal Poly
87 12.32 60 Daniel Rayl IN Notre Dame
88 12.31 105 Jonathan Jemison GA Emory
89 12.3 49 Afonso Salgado FL
90 12.29 56 Zachary Lieb PA Penn State
91 12.25 73 Jake Gabay FL Cornell
92 12.25 100 Jayanth Chintham GA
93 12.24 133 Jonathan Heidenberg FL
94 12.23 96 Ryan Marker CA San Francisco
95 12.23 99 Nathan Brown TX Yale
96 12.22 91 Sreyas Kolachalam CA Cal Poly
97 12.21 95 Gregory Anderson AZ TCU
98 12.21 122 Riley Scott CA UC Santa Barbara
99 12.21 167 Taylor Duffy FL
100 12.17 67 Jonathan Deautriell FL North Florida
101 12.17 102 Michael Quang MD Louisville
102 12.16 124 Daniel Belsito NC Presbyterian
103 12.15 65 Sean Ko CA
104 12.13 94 Max Liu CA Chicago
105 12.1 98 Jason Kros VA Virginia Tech
106 12.09 85 Kenneth Boykin OK
107 12.09 130 Samuel Giammalva TX
108 12.06 103 Kevin Lam CA Washington
109 12.05 145 Adam Rudowski TN
110 12.03 114 Alex Cauneac MD
111 12.03 129 Lorenzo Rollhauser TN Dayton
112 12.02 153 Emilio Moreno CA Gonzaga
113 12.01 77 Emanuel Llamas TX Rice
114 12 87 Nathan Griffin OH Notre Dame
115 11.99 92 Colin Markes TX
116 11.97 125 Raul DeLaTorre CA
117 11.93 193 Vince Tabotabo CA
118 11.91 107 Eric Wagner NY Tulane
119 11.91 111 Jesse Levitin NY Amherst
120 11.91 126 Spencer Lang CO Butler
121 11.91 165 Gunther Matta CA Cal Berkeley
122 11.88 143 Julian Gordy CA CMS
123 11.88 152 Jonathan Li CA Chicago
124 11.88 197 Sayer Paige CT Boston College
125 11.86 149 Zachary Bessette FL Amherst
126 11.86 151 Humberto Lopez CA
127 11.85 81 Charles Pei CA Chicago
128 11.85 106 Joseph Haig MA Dartmouth
129 11.85 148 Christopher Auteri NY Lehigh
130 11.82 115 Konrad Kozlowski CA
131 11.81 90 Tillman Haynes TX Boise State
132 11.79 121 Brian Tsao MD Louisville
133 11.79 162 Yangeng Jiang NJ Bowdoin
134 11.78 168 Neel Bedekar CA
135 11.77 127 Bryant Born NY Lehigh
136 11.77 138 Daniel Levine IL Carnegie-Mellon
137 11.76 109 Charlie Adams MN Yale
138 11.76 160 William Sharton MA Georgetown
139 11.75 134 Nicholas Werner IN Xavier
140 11.75 139 Radhakrishna Vishnubhotla IN Wash U – St. Louis
141 11.74 159 Marcus Smith NY Hofstra
142 11.72 137 Andrew Sinai PA Drexel
143 11.72 170 Marshall Sullivan TN Tennessee
144 11.72 200 Alexander Poynter TX
145 11.7 123 Kamran Khan TX Santa Clara
146 11.7 135 Ethan Nittolo NY Buffalo
147 11.66 108 Felipe Osses-Konig NY Elon
148 11.63 113 Deepak Indrakanti OH Williams
149 11.6 183 Felix Hollaway TX St. Mary’s (TX)
150 11.59 140 Drew (Andrew) Akins GA Duquesne
151 11.59 180 Vayum Arora CA Carnegie-Mellon
152 11.59 182 Kevin Wan VA
153 11.59 184 Jack La Plante CA Pacific
154 11.58 146 Kyle Barr SC Wofford
155 11.58 157 Kawika Lam HI Texas A&M
156 11.57 147 Andre Johnson FL Georgia Southern
157 11.57 175 Michael Ogden NC
158 11.57 179 Eddie Gutierrez CA Liberty
159 11.55 117 Artur Jakubowski TX Bryant
160 11.55 131 Tony Leto IL Iowa
161 11.52 163 Micah Klousia MO Nebraska
162 11.52 188 Patrick Wyeth MA
163 11.51 141 Michael Peters MO Harvard
164 11.51 155 Michael Plutt FL Bryant
165 11.51 178 Vincent Anzalone OH Toledo
166 11.49 158 Sebastian Langdon TX Abilene Christian
167 11.46 150 Tadhg Collins TX Air Force
168 11.46 154 Aiku Shintani CA Cal Poly
169 11.45 118 Ninan Kumar FL Army
170 11.45 128 Gianni Mancini TX TCU
171 11.43 199 Matthew Brumbaugh OH
172 11.42 142 Brice Polender IL Richmond
173 11.42 156 Eshan Dave TX Johns Hopkins
174 11.4 187 James Spaulding IL Emory
175 11.35 171 Justin Hall FL
176 11.35 192 Sam Brazil NC Charlotte
177 11.33 174 Scott Plutt FL Bryant
178 11.33 185 Adrien Bouchet VA Emory
179 11.31 132 Joseph Gray TX
180 11.31 164 Jerod Mah CA San Francisco
181 11.26 196 Christopher Anders LA
182 11.23 190 Colin Harvey IL
183 11.23 191 Isaac Perez TX Air Force
184 11.22 161 Jacob Tullis UT BYU
185 11.19 120 Cole Lawson TX Abilene Christian
186 11.19 144 Alan Sweet FL Wisconsin
187 11.16 166 Mason Dragos OH Butler
188 11.16 186 Josiah Collins GA
189 11.14 169 Ivan Rakic MI Michigan State
190 11.08 198 John Milstead TX Oklahoma
191 11.07 176 Kyle McCann CA UC Riverside
192 11.07 181 Carlos Moreno FL Marist
193 11.01 177 Clayton Alenik NV
194 11 112 John Goodwin KS Texas
195 11 173 George Cooper CA Lehigh
196 10.99 116 Roberto Busato FL
197 10.99 189 Conor O’Meara TX
198 10.99 195 William Szokol IL Chicago
199 10.9 172 Edward Ayers TX
200 10.51 194 Rajul Chikkalingaiah OR