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Irish Women's Tennis Signs Two For 2010-11

Nov. 23, 2010

NOTRE DAME, Ind. - Katie Goepel and Katherine White have each signed a National Letter of Intent to attend the University of Notre Dame in the fall of 2010, Irish head coach Jay Louderback recently announced.

"We're very excited to add both girls to our roster," Louderback said. "I think they both have a good chance to contribute right away in both singles and doubles. They're both very accomplished doubles players, which is what the program has been able to get recently. They are two kids that will fit in very well with the team. Also, both excelled in school. They are both very, very good students and I think they are a great fit for Notre Dame."

A native of Chatham, N.J., Goepel joins the Irish out of Kaplan College Prep. During the summer of 2010, she reached the finals of the National Clay Court doubles championships. In the past year, she has also posted four wins against blue-chip players according to tennisrecruiting.net.

She currently ranks as the 41st best prospect in the class of 2011 and climbed as high as 25th earlier this year.

"Katie is someone that competes really well," Louderback stated. "She is pretty much an all-court player and volleys well. She is going to be one that makes it to a lot of balls and is very consistent."

White will join the Irish after competing as a two-sport athlete out of Brookstone High School in Columbus, Ga. During her freshmen and sophomore campaigns, she helped lead her tennis team to the conference, regional and state titles as well as helping the squad post an undefeated season in her second year. For her efforts, she was named team MVP as well as copping all-city accolades during each of her first two years and grabbing All-American recognition in her sophomore year.

In 2008, White captured the title at the National 16's doubles on clay courts while also finishing runner up at the National 16's doubles on hard courts. She comes to the Irish from a strong tennis pedigree as her mother, Amy, played at Alabama while her father, Will, played at Duke.

 

 

"Katherine is a bigger hitter," Louderback said. "She isn't afraid to take balls out of the air and plays a pretty big game, which I think will be good indoors. She is also a good doubles player."

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January 22
10:00 AM
Western Michigan
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January 22
3:00 PM
Wright State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)
January 29
10:00 AM
Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, Pa. (Alpha Tennis & Fitness Club)
February 3
3:00 PM
Michigan
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February 12
11:00 AM
Illinois
Champaign, Ill. (Varsity Tennis Center)
February 18
10:00 AM
Indiana
Bloomington, Ind. (IU Tennis Center)
February 19
12:00 PM
Louisville
Louisville, Ky. (Bass-Rudd Tennis Center)
February 22
5:00 PM
Purdue
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)
February 25
10:00 AM
Michigan State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)
February 25
3:00 PM
Bowling Green
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)
March 3
4:00 PM
Boston College
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)
March 5
12:00 PM
Syracuse
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)
March 13
3:00 PM
Norfolk State
Norfolk, Va. (NSU Tennis Complex)
March 15
3:00 PM
William & Mary
Williamsburg, Va. (McCormack-Nagelsen Tennis Center)
March 17
TBA
Wake Forest
Winston-Salem, N.C. (Wake Forest Tennis Complex)
March 19
12:00 PM
Virginia
Notre Dame, Ind. (Courtney Tennis Center)
March 24
4:00 PM
North Carolina State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Courtney Tennis Center)
March 26
12:00 PM
Miami
Notre Dame, Ind. (Courtney Tennis Center)
March 31
TBA
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Va. (Burrows-Burrleson Tennis Center)
April 7
4:00 PM
Duke
Notre Dame, Ind. (Courtney Tennis Center)
April 9
11:00 AM
North Carolina
Notre Dame, Ind. (Courtney Tennis Center)
April 13
4:00 PM
Florida State
Tallahassee, Fla. (Speicher Tennis Center)
April 15
12:00 PM
Georgia Tech
Atlanta, Ga. (Ken Byers Tennis Complex)
April 23
12:00 PM
Clemson
Clemson, S.C. (Hoke Sloan Tennis Center)
April 26
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Rome, Ga. (Rome Tennis Center)
April 27
All Day
ACC Championships
Rome, Ga. (Rome Tennis Center)
April 28
All Day
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Rome, Ga. (Rome Tennis Center)
April 29
All Day
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Rome, Ga. (Rome Tennis Center)
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