May 21, 2009

Four Women Earn All-PSAC Honors; Coyne Coach of Year

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Katie hasyn
All-PSAC East Singles
Laura Sullivan
All-PSAC East Singles
Alison Carney
All-PSAC East Doubles
Emily Palko
All-PSAC East Doubles

BLOOMSBURG-- Four members of the Bloomsburg University women's tennis players have been named All-PSAC (Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference) Eastern Division for the 2009 season.

Named All-PSAC East in singles play were Katie Hasyn (Lansdale/North Penn) and >Laura Sullivan (Dingman's Ferry/Delaware Valley), while the doubles team of Alison Carney (Muncy/Warrior Run) and Emily Palko (McMurray/Peters Township) were named All-PSAC East. In addition, Marty Coyne was named the PSAC East Women's Coach of the Year.

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Marty Coyne

Hasyn, a junior, posted a record of 11-8 playing at number one singles for the Huskies. Hasyn was dominated in the middle part of the season and was named the PSAC East Player of the Week on April 5 after winning all five of her matches that week. Hasyn has previously been named the PSAC East Freshman of the Year in 2007 and PSAC East Player of the Year in 2008. For her career, Hasyn has a record of 39-21.

Sullivan, a sophomore, posted a team-best record of 17-3 on the year and finished the season winning 11 straight matches. In four of her 11 consecutive wins, Sullivan posted straight-set 6-0, 6-0 wins playing at number four singles. Sullivan was also named the PSAC East Player of the Week on April 20 after winning all four of her matches that week.

In addition to the All-PSAC East award, Sullivan was also named the winner of the Arthur Ashe Award for Leadership and Sportsmanship for the Atlantic Region by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA). The award goes to a player who has exhibited outstanding sportsmanship and leadership as well as scholastic, extracurricular and tennis achievements.

For her career, Sullivan has posted a record of 27-6 in singles play.

In doubles play, the team of Alison Carney and Emily Palko posted a record of 11-10 playing at number one for the Huskies. In post-season play Carney and Palko won three of their five matches, including the first two matches in the NCAA championship tournament.

Coyne led the Huskies to a record of 15-6 in 2008-09 and were runners-up at the PSAC championships. He also led Bloomsburg to a 13th consecutive NCAA Division II championship appearance and 10th trip to the NCAA round of 16 this year. The PSAC East Coach of the Year award is the seventh for Coyne as women's head coach. He was also honored in 1995, 1996, 2004, 2005, 2006, and 2007. On a regional level, Coyne was named the ITA Northeast Region Coach of the Year award following the 2006 season after previously earning the honor in 2004. He has a career record of 238-78 as the Huskies women's coach and a mark of 211-15 as the men's coach.