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UNC’s Carter Named Freshman of the Year; Clemson’s Harris Named Coach of the Year
GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – North Carolina freshman Jamie Loeb has been selected the 2014 Atlantic Coast Conference Women’s Tennis Player of the Year and leads the 2014 All-ACC Team as announced by Commissioner John Swofford.
In addition to Loeb, the Tar Heels’ Hayley Carter also took home one of the league’s top honors, as she was named Freshman of the Year. Clemson’s Nancy Harris was named the ACC Coach of the Year for the first time in her career.
Individual honors, as well as the All-ACC teams, were determined by a vote of the league’s 15 head coaches.
Loeb, a native of Ossining, N.Y., is just the third North Carolina student-athlete to earn Player of the Year honors, while Carter is the first Tar Heel to earn Freshman of the Year honors.
Harris, who led the Tigers to a share of the ACC regular season title for the first time since 2007, becomes the second Clemson head coach to earn Coach of the Year honors, joining Andy Johnston who won the award four times – most recently in 1993 - during his time with the Tigers.
Thirteen ACC institutions had representatives on the All-ACC team, led by Virginia with four representatives. North Carolina, Duke, Miami and Clemson had three representatives apiece. Florida State, Georgia Tech and Virginia Tech each posted two honorees on the teams, while Boston College, Maryland, NC State, Notre Dame and Syracuse rounded out the list with one representative apiece.
Duke’s Ester Goldfeld and Hanna Mar, along with NC State’s Joelle Kissell, were All-ACC selections for the third time in their career. A total of nine student-athletes collected All-ACC honors for the second time in their career.
Individual Award Winners
Player of the Year – Jamie Loeb, North Carolina
Freshman of the Year – Hayley Carter, North Carolina
Coach of the Year – Nancy Harris, Clemson
All-ACC First Team
Jamie Loeb Fr. North Carolina
Julia Elbaba @ So. Virginia
Beatrice Capra @ So. Duke
Hayley Carter Fr. North Carolina
Stephanie Wagner @ So. Miami
Ester Goldfeld # Jr. Duke
Kendal Woodard @ So. Georgia Tech
Hanna Mar # Sr. Duke
Danielle Collins So. Virginia
All-ACC Second Team
Joelle Kissell # Sr. NC State
Caroline Price @ Jr. North Carolina
Kelsey Laurente So. Miami
Megan Kurey So. Georgia Tech
Kerrie Cartwright Jr. Florida State
Jessica Wacnik Jr. Boston College
Yana Koroleva @ Sr. Clemson
Maddie Kobelt Sr. Syracuse
Stephanie Nauta @ So. Virginia
All-ACC Third Team
Daneika Borthwick @ Jr. Florida State
Romy Koelzer Jr. Clemson
Beatrice Gumulya @ Jr. Clemson
Lina Lileikite Jr. Miami
Alexandra Stanova Fr. Maryland
Rachel Pierson Fr. Virginia
Britney Sanders Sr. Notre Dame
Francesca Fusinato Fr. Virginia Tech
Ilinca Stoica So. Virginia Tech
@ - Two-time honoree
# - Three-time honoree