DeLand, Fla. - Stetson University Head Women's Tennis Coach Sasha Schmid is proud to announce the signing of two talented players for the 2010-11 season. Lindsey Cable (Gainesville, Fla.) and MayaBlue Stauffer-MacDowell (Asheville, N.C.) will join the Hatters as freshmen next fall.
The 2008 and 2009 Gainesville Sun Player of the Year at P.K. Yonge High School for Head Coach John Bongiovanni, Cable has reached the state high school semifinals in singles and doubles in each of the past two seasons. She has achieved high USTA junior rankings, reaching as high as sixth in the 14-and-under class, 36th in 16-and-unders and 48th in 18-and-unders. The daughter of David and Lisa Cable was born May 6, 1992 in Ocala, Fla., was also recruited by Georgia Southern and is an honor roll student at Yonge. She intends to major in Sport Management at Stetson University.
Coach Schmid calls Cable "a fun and exciting player to watch...two-handed off both sides from the baseline...good combination of patience and aggressive play...very comfortable at the net with great instincts in doubles."
Stauffer-MacDowell has been a standout tennis player for Head Coach Carol Clark at T.C. Roberson High School for the last four years, having been named All-State four times and the 2008 Class 3A North Carolina Player of the Year. A three-time Asheville Citizen-Times Player of the Year and three-time Mountain Athletic Conference Player of the Year, Stauffer-MacDowell has led Roberson to a 63-8 record over her career and the 2008 Class 3A state title. The daughter of Brian MacDowell and Debra Stauffer was born September 3, 1992 in Manteo, N.C. and intends to study Education and English at Stetson. A four-time honor roll student, she chose the Hatters over Elon, where her brother Cody is on the men's tennis team, as well as Appalachian State, East Carolina, UNC Greensboro and UNC Wilmington.
Schmid's report on Stauffer-MacDowell states "she has a tenacious tennis game with solid consistent ground stroke play...has the athletic ability to move forward and be aggressive at the net, especially in doubles."
"I am so happy to have these two wonderful young women sign with Stetson Tennis," Coach Schmid said. "They are talented tennis players who will make a positive impact on our team in every way. They have great team spirit, a love for the game and they both display wonderful sportsmanship on the court. It is going to be so much fun to work with them for the next four years and see their development and improvement and all the contributions they will make to this team and this University."
Schmid, the two-time defending Atlantic Sun Conference Coach of the Year, led the Hatters to a 14-8 overall record and 8-1 conference record last spring, capturing a share of the A-Sun regular season title and a berth in the A-Sun tournament finals. The top six players from that team are all back in uniform and had a successful fall campaign; the 2010 dual match season begins January 29 at the Mandy Stoll Tennis Center against South Alabama.