Carolin Neumann, Patricia Fargas and Rebeca Mitrea all signed a National Letter of Intent
July 21, 2011
CHICAGO – DePaul head women’s tennis coach Mark Ardizzone announced on Thursday that Carolin Neumann, Patricia Fargas and Rebeca Mitrea have all signed a National Letter of Intent and will join the Blue Demons for the 2011-12 season.
"We are so excited to welcome these three young women to our program,” Ardizzone said of his standout signees. “All three are great players, great students and even better kids. Two of them (Fargas and Mitrea) were Valedictorians of their high schools."
“Carolin, Patricia and Rebeca all have extensive tournament experience and more importantly all have a desire to get better. They will help us keep moving in the direction we want and be great student-athletes here at DePaul. I can't wait to start working with these three outstanding athletes," Ardizzone added.
Neumann comes to DePaul by way of Nauort, Germany where she is ranked No. 7 in 18 and under and No. 107 in the women’s national rankings in Germany. Neumann won the Rheinland-Meisterschaften tournament in May of this year and attended High School at Gymnasium auf der Karthouse Koblenz.
Fargas is a member of the prestigious Sanchez-Casal Tennis Academy in Spain and is one of the Top 50 players in Spain. The valedictorian of Schiller International School in Barcelona, Fargas spent 12 consecutive semesters on the honor roll. She was one of two Spanish players chosen to play in the under 16 European Championship in Moscow in both singles and doubles. Fargas also participated in the under 16 European Championship in London.
Mitrea comes to Lincoln Park after having won three Romanian National Tournaments. She ranked as high as No. 46 in Romania and was crowed the valedictorian of her Liceul Teologic Baptist High School in Arad, Romania.
Neumann, Fargas and Mitrea join four returners – Cali Gustafson, Gia McKnight, Kelsey Lawson and Samantha Kaneta for the 2011-12 season. The Blue Demons have reached the semifinals of the BIG EAST Conference Championship the last three seasons while it reached the NCAA Tournament in 2010.