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Michaela  Kissell
Michaela Kissell


Hostetter, Pa.

High School:
Greater Latrobe

Last College:
Miami (FL)




Stephanie Smith Earns Conference USA Athlete of the Week Honors

Smith swept her matches in the Herd’s Mountain State doubleheader


BOGACZYK: One Thing Never Changes in Herd Tennis

The Word on the Herd-Jan. 13, 2015

Spring 2010 (Senior): Played to an overall singles record of 15-5 and a doubles record of 20-2...Was 19-1 in doubles with teammate Dominika Zaprazna and was the first tandem in Marshall history to go through the regular-season undefeated...Leaves MU with the fourth-highest singles winning percentage in program history (55-20 - .733)...overall spring record of 35-7...2010-11 overall record of 54-18...Currently ranked No. 52 in the nation for singles, No. 22 for doubles...2011 NCAA Tournament participant for singles and doubles...Conference USA All-Academic Team...All-Conference USA First Team for singles, All-Conference USA Second Team for doubles...ITA Atlantic Region Senior of the Year.

Fall 2010 (Senior): Won the ITA Atlantic Regional with a perfect 6-0 record in singles...Defeated No. 9 Chan of Washington at the National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships...Participated in both the ITA/Riviera All-American Championships and the Indoor National Championships...Had an overall record singles record of 11-5 and a doubles record of 8-6...was 7-4 with teammate Dominika Zaprazna...Finished the fall ranked No. 41 in singles and No. 20 in doubles.

Spring 2010 (Junior): Finished withan overall singles record of 18-6, with all of her wins coming from first singles...Finished the season rankedNo.52 in the country...posted a doubles record of 14-9 and was 11-6 with teammate Dominika Zaprazna...The duofinishedranked No. 44 in the country...2009-10 overall singles record of 29-9 and a doubles record of 27-12..Conference USA All-Academic Team...First-Team All-Conference USA for Singles and Doubles...C-USA Newcomer of the Year...C-USA Spirit of Service Award Winner.

Fall 2009 (Junior): Started the season ranked No. 36 in the country...finished with an overall singles record of 11-4...won the Flight A Bracket at the Hokie Fall Invitational in both singles and doubles...defeated the ninth-ranked player in the country at the Riviera/ITA All-American Championship in Los Angeles, Cali...was 13-3 in doubles and won the ITA Atlantic Regional, qualifying her and teammate Dominika Zaprazna for the NCAA Intercollegiate Indoor Championships...preseason ranked No. 35 in singles and No. 14 in doubles for the spring.

Prior to Marshall: Transfered from the University of Miami after her sophomore year...posted an overall record of 28-15 in singles and 21-14 in high school she was a five time state singles champion...undefeated in high school...was a three time USTA national singles champion and also won the doubles USTA national championship with her sister Joelle.

Personal: Daughter of Mark and Kim Kissell...has two younger sisters and a younger brother...majoring in finance.