February 2, 2010

Yale Announces Seventh Best Recruiting Class in Nation

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Yale announced the addition of three new players as part of the seventh ranked recruiting class in the nation for the class of 2014.  The seventh ranked recruiting class as ranked by tennisrecruiting.net is the highest nationally ranked recruiting class the Bulldogs have ever had. 

The recruiting class is highlighted by the addition of blue chipper Blair Seideman.  Ranked No. 8 nationally, Seideman of Glen Head, NY is the top ranked player in the state of New York. 

In addition to Seideman, Yale will welcome five-star recruits Annie Sullivan and Kim Szokol.  A native of Deerfield, Illinois, Sullivan is the 39th ranked player in the nation and has a regional ranking of four in the Great Lakes.  Szokol will come to Yale from Winnetka, Illinois, where she is ranked seventh in the Great Lake region and 65th in the entire nation. 

"I am thrilled about the addition of Blair Seideman, Annie Sullivan and Kim Szokol to our team next year," head coach Danielle Lund McNamara said.  "All three of them have extensive national junior tennis experience and will definitely add to the depth of our team in singles and doubles.  I'm confident that these three players will help Yale continue on its path to the top of college tennis.  They absolutely love Yale and I think will really buy into our team's philosophy and mission."

Yale's recruiting class ranks below only Georgia, Duke, Alabama, Stanford, Florida, and Michigan.  Only Georgia, Duke, and Alabama will welcome more blue chippers to their teams next season.  Yale's recruiting class ranks highest in the Ivy League above both Brown (No. 17) and Princeton (No. 22). 

Report Filed by Steven Horn '10, Yale Sports Publicity