Manilla Adds Louie McLelland to Program
By ODU Athletics
NORFOLK, Va. – Old Dominion women’s tennis head coach Dominic Manilla announced Louie McLelland as the newest member of the Lady Monarch family on Monday afternoon. McLelland reigns from Stirling, Scotland and will be added to the ODU roster starting next season.
“Coach Bickford and I are thrilled that Louie has chosen to join the Monarch family,” said Manilla. “We established a great relationship with Louie and her family throughout the recruiting process and feel strongly that Louie embodies the intangible qualities required to be a successful, contributing member of our program. She has a reputation of being a "fighter" and someone that competes every time she steps on the court. We are excited to welcome Louie next Fall.”
Off the court, McLelland most recently earned a 4.0 GPA as a student. She has competed at the international level since the age of 14 and was ranked No. 1 in all of the United Kingdom for the under-16, as well as under-18 age divisions. She won the U-18 Scottish Indoor Nationals and was the Scottish National Outdoors champion for U-16 and U-18. In 2015, McLelland won a silver medal while representing Scotland in the Junior Commonwealth Games. She currently trains at the Bath International High Performance Centre in England.
Manilla and the Lady Tennis Monarchs wrapped up the regular season last week and are set for the 2017 Conference USA Tournament on April 20-24 in Denton, Texas.
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