GENERAL: Coaches' player...Will serve as SAAC representative as a senior...Expected to make an impact in both singles and doubles for the Saints...Tenacious net player with some of the best volleys on the team...Always calm and collective on the court...One of the team's top doubles threats.
AT SIENA: Selected to the 2011 MAAC All-Academic Team and Honor Roll...Posted a team-high 10 (10-6) singles victories, including a 4-2 league record and an 8-3 mark at No. 5 singles...Started the year with six wins in her first seven matches...Registered an 8-9 doubles record...Named to 2010 MAAC All-Academic Team and MAAC Honor Roll...Played mostly No. 4 singles and No. 1 doubles as a sophomore...Finished the 09-10 season with a 7-11 singles record (6-7 in dual matches and 5-2 in MAAC play) and a 7-10 doubles record (7-6 in dual matches and 4-3 in MAAC)...Finished her freshman season with a 5-10 singles mark (5-10 in dual matches and 3-4 in MAAC play) and a 7-7 doubles record (7-7 in dual matches and 4-2 in MAAC play).
BEFORE SIENA: Played high school tennis at nearby Shaker High School with current teammate Jasleen Sandhu...Doubles team was ranked third in the section and advanced to states her senior season...Member of the Key Club and National Honors Society in high school and her church youth group.
PERSONAL: Born May 20, 1990...Daughter of Joseph and Donna Ross...Math and Actuarial Science double major at Siena... Teaches at summer tennis camp...Would like to be an actuarial upon graduation from Siena.
GETTING TO KNOW NICOLE: Nickname: ROSS One thing people would be surprised to know about me: I've been skiing my whole life and I guess I'm pretty good at it What I like most about Siena tennis: Being on a team and having some great teammates What I like most about Siena College: Small classes and the community What I like most about Coach Christodoulou: His accent My best Siena tennis moment has been: Winning at Cornell my freshman year If I could be on a reality TV show, it would be: So you think you can dance. It's the only reality show I watch, and I wish I could dance like that. If I didn't play tennis, I would: Have a lot of extra time The player on the team who I relate to best is: Jasleen, because we are roomies My favorite TV show is: Gossip Girl and Glee My favorite class at Siena is: Discrete Math with Jim Matthews My favorite professional athlete is: Nadal My favorite spot on campus is: Roger Bacon My favorite website is: Facebook My favorite pro sports team is: Yankees My favorite book: I can't read...that's why I'm a math major My favorite movie: The Notebook My favorite food: Italian Food My favorite flavor of ice cream: mint chocolate chip Other sports I like to follow at Siena include: Basketball Three words that describe me: Determined, helpful, laidback The funniest player on the team is: Carly Holloway: She's a crazy and says that funniest things If I could travel anywhere in the world, I would go to: The Greek Isles, They just look pretty The best player I ever played against was: Jasleen The person I'd most like to play a singles match with is: Rafa