SIUE Fall Invite
Edwardsville Y Meyer Center
September 7 & 8
Invite Information: The SIUE Fall Invite is set to begin at 10 a.m. Friday and 8 a.m. Saturday. Both days are set to be played at the Edwardsville YMCA Meyer Center due to expected rain in the area. Teams set to participate alongside SIUE are Eastern Illinois, Saint Louis and Western Illinois.
New Era: Adam Albertsen begins his first season as the head coach at SIUE, becoming the 10th coach in program history. Albertsen previously coached at Division II Montevallo (Alabama) where he achieved program best records for women (21-3) and men (16-6). He also has coaching stops at St. Norbert College (Wisconsin) and Adrian College (Michigan).
Fresh Faces: Alina Munteanu (Bacau, Romania), Janvi Patel (Ahemedabad, India) and Maria Thibault (Peachtree, Georgia) are the three newcomers for SIUE for the 2018-19 season. Munteanu comes to SIUE from Montevallo where she was named to the Gulf South Conference team during the 2017-18 season. She set school records for most singles wins (26) and doubles wins (24) in a season as well as setting the school record for career singles wins (67) and doubles wins (56).
Returning Talent: Callaghan Adams, Raillane Kamdem, Ann-Christine Link and Lara Tupper all return for the Cougars. Adams, Link and Tupper all were on the 2016-17 Ohio Valley Conference Championship team.
Coaches Corner: "We are very excited to get into this season with a new-look team," Albertsen said. "A lot of girls are getting back onto the court for the first time in a while. We are looking forward to playing new opponents who all bring in a lot of talent."