FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

August 27, 2017

 

RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE NAMES SADIE CAMPANELLA
ASSISTANT WOMEN’S TENNIS COACH

Providence, R.I.-Rhode Island College has named Sadie Campanella as an assistant women’s tennis coach. Campanella will assist Head Coach Adam Spring with all facets of the program, including recruiting, scouting, administering practice and match coaching.

 

“I’m excited to return to my alma mater and join the women’s tennis team for what will be another great season,” Campanella said.

 

 

 

The Chepachet, Rhode Island native wrapped up her women’s tennis career at Rhode Island College in 2015 with a 41-19 (.683) career singles record and a 41-20 (.672) career doubles record for 61.5 career points. She is seventh all-time in program history in career points. At the conclusion of her career, her 41 singles wins put Campanella in a tie for eighth all-time, while her 41 doubles victories ranked seventh-best in school history. She also received the Helen M. Murphy Award from RIC in 2017, signifying her as the top senior female student-athlete.

 

“Sadie is one of the most decorated student-athletes in RIC tennis history,” said Spring. “I’m honored to have her as a part our program once again.”

 

As a senior in 2015, Campanella was named First Team All-Little East at No. 2 singles as she helped lead the team to a Little East Conference Regular Season Championship. She was 12-3 (.800) at No. 2 singles and 12-3 (.800) at No. 2 doubles for 18.0 points. (.800). Campanella posted a perfect 8-0 mark in LEC singles play, going an astounding 9-1 in her last 10 matches. She was named the United States Tennis Association’s (USTA) Jill Craybas Award recipient, signifying her as the Rhode Island Women’s College Player of the Year.

 

 

 

As a junior in 2014, Campanella was named First Team All-Little East at No. 2 doubles. She posted a 13-3 (.813) record at No. 1 singles and was 14-1 (.933) at No. 2 doubles for 20.0 points. Campanella was named the Little East Player of the Week once on the season.

 

As a sophomore in 2013, she was 9-7 (.563) at No. 1 singles and 9-8 (.529) at No. 1 doubles for 13.5 points on the season. Campanella was named the Little East Conference Player of the Week once on the season. She finished the season tied for fourth on the team in singles victories.

 

As a freshman in 2012, Campanella was named the 2012 Little East Conference Women’s Tennis Rookie of the Year. She was 7-6 (.538) at No. 1 singles and 6-8 (.429) at No. 1 doubles for 10.0 points. She led the Anchorwomen in doubles victories, ranked second on the team in points and finished third on the team in singles wins. She was named the league’s Rookie of the Week twice on the season.

 

Campanella graduated from Rhode Island College in 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in English.

 

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