Multiple Awards for Women’s Tennis

Submitted by: Ron Smith - June 2nd, 2014


Lauren Stratman and Kate Stratman (top row). Emily Keach and Alyson Meyer (bottom row).

Lauren Stratman and Kate Stratman (top row). Emily Keach and Alyson Meyer (bottom row).

Named to the NAIA Women’s Tennis All-American team, Lauren Stratman of Goleta heads the list of several postseason honorees from the Westmont Women’s Tennis team. The sophomore was one of 16 players named to the first team by the NAIA All-American Committee.

Stratman, who posted a record of 21-2 playing at number one singles and 16-8 at number one doubles, was also honored as the Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table Collegiate Women’s Player of the Year.

In addition, Stratman, along with her sister Kate, were named to the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) All-American team. The ITA All-American selection is made by finishing in the ITA top-20 singles ranking at the end of the year or as a top-10 doubles player. Kate, a freshman, posted a doubles record of 14-8, playing mostly at number one doubles with her sister.

Kate Stratman was also recognized as the “ITA Rookie Player of the Year” for the west while Lauren was named the “ITA Player to Watch” in the west. Also recognized by the ITA was junior Emily Keach of Alpine as the winner of the “ITA/Arthur Ashe, Jr. Sportsmanship and Leadership Award” for the west. Keach was also honored as both an NAIA and Golden State Athletic Conference Student-Athlete.

Assistant Coach Jennie Wood, who played for the Warriors from 2005-2008, was named the “ITA Assistant Coach of the Year” for her contribution to the Warrior program this season.

Also receiving recognition was junior Alyson Meyer of Ventura who was named the Champions of Character representative from Westmont.