LEWISBURG, Pa. – The Bucknell women’s tennis team was well-represented on this year’s All-Patriot League team, as it was announced on Tuesday that sophomore Maria Cioffi was selected to the conference’s first team and senior Elena Vidrascu earned a spot on the second team. Both Cioffi, who became the first Bison in 20 years to earn the Patriot League women’s tennis Scholar-Athlete of the Year award on Monday, and Vidrascu each received their second selection to the All-League squad.
Cioffi, who was named the Patriot League Rookie of the Year and selected to the All-Patriot League second team at the conclusion of last season, has been consistently excellent for the Bison during her sophomore campaign, compiling a 19-6 singles record and a 17-6 mark in doubles play. She spent most of her time during the dual season at No. 2 singles, where she played to an 11-2 mark that included a perfect, 5-0 record in Patriot League action.
At the end of the season, Cioffi had won nine straight at No. 2 singles, and her final record of 19-6 tied her for 16th in program history for single-season victories. The sophomore also shot up the all-time charts in all three career categories after only two seasons in the orange and blue and now ranks 16th in all-time victories (83-33), 17th in all-time doubles victories (40-15) and is tied for 18th in all-time singles victories (43-18).
In doubles play, Cioffi and Vidrascu combined at No. 1 doubles for the majority of the season, battling to a 7-5 overall record and a 3-2 mark in conference play.
Vidrascu, who was also voted to the second team last season, earned the role of Bucknell’s No. 1 singles player and handled the pressure well, compiling a 6-7 mark at the top spot, including a 2-3 mark in conference play. The senior finished her final season in the orange and blue with a 10-13 singles record and a 14-7 doubles record, lifting her up the all-time victories chart in all three categories. She ends her career tied for sixth in doubles victories (62-48), ranked ninth in all-time victories (116-106) and in the 11th spot in singles victories (54-58).
2014 Major Awards and All-Patriot League Team
Player of the Year - Johanna Hyoty, Boston University
Rookie of the Year - Nan Porter, Army
Coach of the Year - Lesley Sheehan, Boston University
First Team All-Patriot League
Jamila Paul, Army, Sr.
Carolyn Pitman, Army, So.
Lauren Davis, Boston University, So.
Johanna Hyoty, Boston University, So.
Maria Cioffi, Bucknell, So.
Erin Snook, Navy, Sr.
Second Team All-Patriot League
Della Taylor, Army, Sr.
Leonie Athanasiadis, Boston University, Sr.
Elena Vidrascu, Bucknell, Sr.
Megan Hahn, Loyola, So.
Sam Droop, Navy, So.
Darien Sears, Navy, Sr.