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Pierre Pilote's 2014-15 recruiting class is nationally ranked.
by: David S. Williams
Women's Tennis Recruiting Class Receives High Rank
Courtesy: Stetson University  
Release:  06/13/2014
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DeLAND—Stetson women’s tennis owns the No. 4 mid-major recruiting class in the country for the upcoming 2014-15 season, according to the highly regarded junior tennis website The website released its annual mid-major rankings on Friday.

This is Stetson’s first ranking since 2006, when ranked the Hatters 11th. The most recent rankings include teams from outside the Power 5 conferences and the Ivy League. The rankings are based on commitments reported on or before May 17. The rankings do not include transfer students.

Rice tops this year’s mid-major rankings, followed in order by Florida International, Tulane, Stetson and St. Mary’s (Calif.). Stetson is the highest-ranked program among Atlantic Sun Conference schools.

“It is fantastic to receive such recognition for our recruiting class,” said Director of Stetson Tennis Pierre Pilote. “We lost three outstanding seniors after last season and it’s never easy to replace players of their caliber. But it seems that the panelists who voted on the ranking agree that we made a move in the right direction with this class.”

Stetson’s recruiting class includes a pair of nationally ranked singles player and an international standout. Alizee Michaud (Orlando, Fla./Dr. Phillips HS) is currently ranked 19th nationally, sixth in the Southeast and fifth in Florida. Ashley Dean (Bradenton, Fla./Allendale Academy) ranks 103rd nationally, 37th in the Southeast and 21st in Florida. Swedish native Arijana Korach is ranked sixth in her home country. Korach is the 2014 doubles national champion and singles runner-up.

Top 25 Mid-Major Women's Recruiting Classes
1.    Rice
2.    Florida International
3.    Tulane
4.    Stetson
5.    St. Mary’s (Calif.)
6.    Houston
7.    Miami (Ohio)
8.    Emory
9.    William & Mary
10.    Georgia State
11.    Utah State
12.    Boise State
13.    UCF
14.    Elon
15.    Air Force
16.    Wesleyan (Conn.)
17.    Williams
18.    UC Davis
19.    Western Michigan
20.    Navy
21.    Denver
22.    George Washington
23.    UMass
24.    San Diego
25.    Xavier

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