Home Boys' Lists Girls' Lists Men's Teams Women's Teams News Photos Contributors Links Help Sign-UpOnline Store
Latest News | Categories | Authors | News Archives
 
 

News & Features

Recruiting Profile
Countdown: Buell Heads Off to the Generals
Share:    

Meghan Buell took to the tennis courts at the tender age of five, inevitably following her family's tradition.

Meghan Buell will travel to Lexington, Va. this fall
© Doug Wrege, TennisRecruiting.net
John Buell Sr., Meghan's grandfather, won the Missouri state doubles title in 1946 and was a longtime high school coach in St. Louis. Her father, John Jr., finished third in 1978 and two cousins, Steve and Tom Buell, won the Texas state doubles title in 2010.

In 2009, during her junior year, Meghan joined the family's list of champions when she and her partner won the Ohio state doubles title.

As an added bonus for the Buell family, Meghan's hometown city of New Albany, Ohio, named November 11, 2009 Meghan Buell and Maddie Kobelt Day, in honor of the pair's state win.

Keeping an eye on the excitement in Ohio were college coaches, among them Eric Ishida, head coach at Washington and Lee, who's kept Buell on his short list.

In early 2011, after a phone call and an official visit, the 2009 state champion verbally committed to the Generals.

"I wanted to play Division III tennis because I wanted the full college experience - not just tennis and school," Buell said. "I chose Washington and Lee because I felt really comfortable with [Coach Ishida]. He called me and we had like a 45-minute conversation. I really liked him, and after my visit I knew it was the right fit for me."

Buell also looked closely at Emory and Tufts.

"Academics are really important," Buell said. The 4.0 student, who's been on the Honor Roll all throughout high school, is on track to graduate valedictorian. She plans to keep up her outstanding academic credentials in college as well as to play topnotch Generals tennis, who are defending Old Dominion Athletic Conference champs.

In college, Buell hopes to "develop my game, be more consistent, improve upon everything, basically."

This Article Is Available Only to Recruiting Advantage members
 
Please log in to access premium TennisRecruiting.net content.
LOG IN
NOT REGISTERED?
Register Now For Free!
  • Content Updated Daily
  • Complete Rank Lists
  • Exclusive Articles
  • Recruit Interviews
It's Quick, Easy, and Free!
 

 
 TENNIS WAREHOUSE PRODUCT REVIEW
 
Gamma Moto Soft Tennis String
 
To purchase this product or for a much more detailed written review, Click Here!
 
RECENT COMMITMENTS
10/19 Oren Vasser chooses William & Mary
10/19 Bobby Neuner chooses Washington & Lee
10/19 Nicole Gasser chooses Monmouth (NJ)
10/19 Nicklas Oberg chooses Portland
10/19 Jack Sorel chooses Kennesaw State
10/18 Dillon Gooch chooses UNC Wilmington
10/18 Benji Jacobson chooses Tulane
10/18 Brant Fenno chooses Wake Forest
10/18 Leo Hibi chooses Portland
10/17 Carson Gates chooses Michigan State

Full Listings: Boys' Commits & Girls' Commits

 
 ATP GEAR - RACQUETS
  Karen Khachanov
 
Wilson Blade 98 (18x20) Countervail Lime LE
Buy Now: $219.00
Review, Feedback, Demo, Video
 
  Victor Estrella Burgos
 
Babolat Pure Drive Plus
Buy Now: $199.00
Review, Feedback, Demo, Video
 
  Richard Gasquet
 
Head Graphene Touch Extreme MP
Buy Now: $189.95
Review, Feedback, Demo, Video
 
  Rafael Nadal
 
Babolat Pure Aero
Buy Now: $219.00
Review, Feedback, Demo, Video
 
 
 

Page updated on Friday, June 16, 2017
Contact our web team with any corrections