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Skidmore College Men | Women


Division:NCAA - Div. III
Conference:Liberty League
Location:Saratoga Springs, NY
Head Coach:Curt Speerschneider
Assistant Coach:Kim Speerschneider
Institution Type:Private
Environment:Large town
Student Population:2,500+
Top Div. III Classes: #9 in 2014, R.V. in 2011, #11 in 2010


 
Conference Highlights
2014 Liberty League Champions

2013 Liberty League Champions

2012 Liberty League Champions

2011 Liberty League Champions
Post Season Highlights
2014 NCAA Tournament
2nd Round
Final ITA National Ranking: #14

2013 NCAA Tournament
Sweet 16
Final ITA National Ranking: #18

2012 NCAA Tournament
Sweet 16
Final ITA National Ranking: #16

2011 NCAA Tournament
2nd Round
Final ITA National Ranking: #25

2010 NCAA Tournament
2nd Round
Final ITA National Ranking: #19

2009 NCAA Tournament
2nd Round
Final ITA National Ranking: #24

2008 NCAA Tournament
2nd Round
Final ITA National Ranking: #30

2007 NCAA Tournament
2nd Round

1998 NCAA DIII National Champions
Tournament Highlights

2014 NCAA Doubles Championship Quarterfinals
Lee Ford/Madie Benn

2014 NCAA Tournament 2nd Round

2014 Liberty League Tournament Champions

2013 NCAA Singles Championship Qualifier
Nataly Mendoza

2013 NCAA Team Tournament Sweet 16

2013 Liberty League Tournament Champions

2012 NCAA Team Tournament Sweet 16

2012 Liberty League Tournament Champions

2012 NCAA Doubles Championship Qualifiers
Nataly Mendoza/Lee Ford

2011 ITA Small College Nationals Doubles Championships
Nataly Mendoza/Lee Ford - 4th Place in Division III

2011 ITA NE Championships Doubles Champions
Nataly Mendoza / Lee Ford

2011 Liberty League Tournament Champions

1998 NCAA Team Tournament Champions
Individual Achievements
2014 All American Doubles
Lee Ford/Madie Benn

2014 NCAA National Doubles Championships quarterfinals
Lee Ford/Madie Benn

2014 Liberty League Player of the Year
Lee Ford

2014 Liberty League Rookie of the Year
Madie Benn

2013 ITA National Doubles Ranking:
Nataly Mendoza/Lee Ford #8

2013 ITA National Singles Ranking:
Nataly Mendoza #17

2013 NCAA National Singles Championships qualifier
Nataly Mendoza

2013 Liberty League Player of the Year
Nataly Mendoza

2013 All-American Doubles
Nataly Mendoza/Lee Ford

2013 All-American Singles
Nataly Mendoza

2012 ITA National Doubles Ranking:
Nataly Mendoza/Lee Ford #17

2012 NCAA Tournament Qualifiers:
Nataly Mendoza/Lee Ford

2012 Doubles All-American:
Nataly Mendoza / Lee Ford

2011 ITA NE Championship Doubles Champions
Nataly Mendoza / Lee Ford

2011 Liberty League Player of the Year:
Rachel Loeb

2011 Liberty League Rookie of the Year:
Melissa Hirsch

2011 NE ITA Doubles Ranking:
Nataly Mendoza/Rachel Loeb #7

2010 ITA National Doubles Ranking:
Nataly Mendoza/Danika Robison #25

2010 Liberty League Rookie of the Year:
Nataly Mendoza

2009 ITA NE Ranking:
Rachel Loeb/ Danika Robison #9

2008 ITA National Singles Ranking:
Rachel Loeb #45

2009 ITA Northeast Singles Ranking:
Danika Robison #11

2009 ITA Northeast Doubles Ranking:
Danika Robison/Laura Attley #15

2008 Liberty League Rookie of the Year:
Rachel Loeb

1998 NCAA Singles National Champion:
Jamie Levine
Coaching Achievements
Coach Speerschneider has been active in collegiate coaching for 12 years. He started his coaching at his alma mater, North Carolina State University. He was the assistant coach for the women's team for two seasons (1998-2000), and assistant coach for the men's team for one season (2000-2001). While at NC State, Speerschneider coached several of the top players in the country, some of whom have continued their careers professionally. In addition to coaching, Speerschneider played for the Wolfpack from 1995-1997.

Speerschneider was then the assistant coach for the women's team at Washington and Lee University from 2002 to 2006. In his time at W&L Speerschneider helped produce seven multi year All-Americans, two NCAA singles champions (2005 and 2006), the 2004 ITA Small College Nationals champion, and the team finished ranked #2 in the nation in 2003, 2005, and 2006.

In 2006 Speerschneider took over the women's program at Skidmore College. In his first season he took the team back to the NCAA tournament for the first time in seven years. In 2007-2008, his second season at Skidmore, the team moved up five spots from the previous year in the ITA Northeast regional rankings, and were ranked in the top 30 nationally for the first time in seven years as well. The program broke into the national top 25 in 2009 and has been consistently in the top 20 since, being ranked as high as #14 in 2014. The program has also qualified for the NCAA Team Championships every year that Speerschneider has coached, advancing to the round of 16 in 2012 and 2013. Speerschneider also coached the program's first All-Americans since 2001 when Nataly Mendoza and Lee Ford were named All-Americans in 2012. They repeated that honor in 2013 and Nataly Mendoza was the programs first singles All-American in twelve years in 2013. Speerschneider also brought the Liberty League title back to Skidmore, winning it in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014, and was named Liberty League Coach of the Year those years as well. As the program gets stronger and achieves more accolades each year, Coach Speerschneider is well on his way to competing for a national title once again.
 
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DateType/LocationSchool/Contact
11/01 Men's Showdown
Santa Clara, CA
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Aaron Paajanen
11/01 Men's Showdown
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11/01 Coed Showdown
Northampton, MA
Smith
Christine Davis
11/02 Women's Showdown
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11/07 Women's Showdown
Montgomery, AL
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