Harris Named ACC Coach of the Year; Three Players Earn All-ACC Nods
By: Clemson Athletic Communications
GREENSBORO, N.C. - Nancy Harris was honored as the ACC’s Coach of the Year and Yana Koroleva, Beatrice Gumulya and Romy Koelzer earned All-ACC honors as announced by the league on Wednesday. The awards are selected by the conference’s 15 head coaches. Clemson finished the regular season 20-5 overall and tied for the ACC regular season championship with a 12-2 mark in conference matches.
It is the first career ACC Coach of the Year honor for Harris, who joins Andy Johnston (1983, 1985, 1986, 1993) as Clemson’s head women’s tennis coaches to claim the award.
Koroleva was named to the All-ACC Second Team, while Gumulya and Koelzer each earned Third Team nods. The All-ACC honor is comprised of three teams of nine players each for the first time. It is the second career honor for both Koroleva and Gumulya, who were named to the eighteen-member team last year, while Koelzer was selected for the first time.
The three players had a cumulative 70-27 singles record this season, including a 32-8 (.800) record in ACC matches.
Clemson opens play in the ACC Championships on Friday at 9 a.m. in Cary, N.C. against either Duke, Wake Forest or Maryland.
Individual Player Notes:
Koroleva is 25-9 overall and 11-3 in ACC matches while ascending to the No. 32 national singles rank and No. 18 doubles rank with Gumulya. She went 18-6 at the top position in dual matches and has a team-high eight wins over ranked players, including a three-set win over the No. 5 player in the nation. Koroleva was an All-American in 2013, as well as the ACC’s Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
Gumulya has a 21-11 record with a 10-4 mark in ACC matches. Her comeback win over Caroline Price of UNC last week kept the Tigers alive in the upset of the then-No. 7 Tar Heels. Gumulya also owns a 25-10 doubles record, and a 14-5 record at the top position.
Koelzer had a breakout season in which she compiled a 24-7 overall mark and an 11-1 record in ACC play, and won 11 straight matches at one point. She went 12-2 at the No. 2 position and ascended as high as No. 31 in the national singles rankings (she is currently 33rd).
FULL ACC AWARDS:
Individual Award Winners
Player of the Year – Jamie Loeb, North Carolina
Freshman of the Year – Haley 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