June 23, 2011
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -
Providence College head women's tennis Coach Kyle LaBranche is excited to announce the addition of six new players to its incoming freshman class, making a total of nine new players on the 2011-12 roster. Karen Ramirez (San Juan, Puerto Rico), Taylor Corder (Corinth, Miss.), Elisabetta Dewitt (Boulder, Colo.), Caitlyn Foley (Holden, Mass.), Annie Ingaldson (Anchorage, Alaska), and Nicole Hayes (Hingham, Mass.) will join a freshman class that already includes Taylor Ahlborn (Minneapolis, Minn.), Alli Carnall (Hatfield, Mass.) and Katherine Ripple (Hingham, Mass.), who signed in the fall.
Karen Ramirez hails from San Juan, Puerto Rico where she has been ranked No. in the 14- under and 18-under categories of the Puerto Rico Tennis Association/Caribbean Section of the USTA. She is the top ranked senior from Puerto Rico on tennisrecruiting.net. Ramirez is an exceptional athlete with a strong background in cross country, track & field and soccer. Her accomplishments led to being named the top athlete in her graduating class. She also is an active member of the National Honor Society, yearbook and community service groups. She is the daughter of Humberto Ramirez and Yolanda Berrios and has one older sister enrolled at John Carrol University.
Taylor Corder comes to Providence from Corinth, Mississippi via the John Newcomb Tennis Academy in New Braunfels, Texas. In Mississippi, Taylor put together an impressive athletic career as a stand-out basketball player, state champion cross country runner and mixed doubles tennis player. Corder is currently studying at Keystone National Academy where she has earned a place in the National Honor Society while playing a variety of Super-Champ and national level tennis tournaments. She is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Fred Corder and has three younger siblings, Alexandria, Summer and Coleman.
Caitlin Foley of Holden, Massachusetts has played No. 1 singles for three years at Notre Dame Academy of Worcester, Mass. In her junior and senior years, she was elected team captain and MVP. The Worcester Telegram named Caitlin a Central Mass All-Star her sophomore and junior years, when her team reached the state semi and quarterfinals. Foley accomplished a top-50 ranking in New England and top-10 in Massachusetts. Academically, she is an honors student and served as a member of the student council. She is the daughter of Darlene and Brian Foley, and the sister of Ryan Foley, who graduated from Saint Anselm College this May.
Elisabetta Dewitt joins the Friars from Boulder, Colorado. At Holy Family High School She played No. 1 singles for the past three years, and captained the tennis team her senior year. She also was a member of the Harvest House High Performance team. DeWitt has earned All-League and Academic All-State honors as well as the Sportsmanship Award in 2010. She also was an accomplished runner, qualifying three years for Cross Country State Championship. She is the daughter of Annagiulia and Steven DeWitt, and has two older sisters, Cristina and Alessandra, who major in Business at University of Colorado in Boulder.
Annie Ingaldson comes to PC from Alaska where she is the three-time State Champion in doubles. Annie received four varsity letters in tennis and was named the team MVP in 2009. She also was the captain of the team as a senior. Ingaldson is a member of the National Honor Society and student government. She is the daughter of William and Sandra Ingaldson, and has one sister, Lindsay.
Nicole Hayes is from Hingham, Massachusetts, where she played four years of tennis for the Notre Dame Academy. She received the Coach's Award her freshman year and the MIAA Sportsmanship Award her sophomore, junior and senior years. Her high school team has held the Catholic Conference Championship title since Hayes' freshman year. Hayes was the team co-captain her senior year, and a member of the Scholar Society and the National Honor Society. She is the daughter of Michael and Laurie Hayes and has an older brother, Andrew, who is a 2011 graduate of Providence College, and will attend Duke University this fall.