Women's Tennis Assistant Coach
Former Harvard assistant Julia Scaringe enters her third year as an assistant coach with the Notre Dame women[apos]s tennis team after joining the squad in September 2008.
During the 2009-10 campaign Scaringe helped coach the Irish to one of their best seasons in the program[apos]s history, capped off by a third consecutive BIG EAST Championship title and a second consecutive trip to the NCAA Championships.
The Irish finished the year with a 26-4 record and ended the season fifth in the ITA rankings.
Three of her players earned preseason rankings and at the close of the season five Irish players earned national honors (Cosmina Ciobanu, Kristy Frilling, Kali Krisik, Chrissie McGaffigan and Colleen Reilley).
Scaringe not only saw her student-athletes receive accolades for their successes on the court, but received her own honors as well. After the completion of the [apos]10 season, she was selected as a coach of the 2010 USTA Women[apos]s Summer Collegiate Team, which is an elite training program for the top American collegiate tennis players.
In 2009, Scaringe helped the Irish to a very successful season. Notre Dame advanced to the semifinals of the NCAA Championships for the first time in program history and achieved a final ranking of fifth in the ITA poll. The Irish went 28-5 and won their second straight BIG EAST title.
Kelcy Tefft and Frilling opened the season as the top-ranked doubles duo before advancing to the second round of the NCAA Doubles Championship and earning All-America honors. Tefft was named the ITA National Player of the Year and BIG EAST Player of the Year, while Frilling garnered an ITA National Player to Watch billing and BIG EAST Freshman of the Year honors.
Five Irish players – Tefft, Frilling, Ciobanu, Krisik and Shannon Mathews – earned all-BIG EAST recognition, while Mathews and Rielley were named to the NCAA all-tournament team.
Scaringe joined the Irish staff after spending a year with the women[apos]s tennis program at Harvard, where she helped coach two all-Ivy League players League and 2008 NCAA singles participant Beier Ko
A 2003 Florida graduate, Scaringe played the No. 1 singles position for the Gators. During her time in Gainesville, Florida won a national championship, two Southeastern conference championships, three SEC tournament championships and finished as the NCAA runner-up and national team indoor runner-up. She received Florida[apos]s Most Improved Player award, the SEC Outstanding Senior award and was named the ITA South Region Player of the Year as a senior in 2003. Scaringe achieved a career- high ITA singles ranking of 24th and seventh in doubles.
She also was a two-time Dorothy Anderson Award recipient, given to an athlete who displays the best combination of academics and character on and off the court, as well as being named a 2002 Sportsmanship Award honoree. Scaringe graduated 11th all-time in combined singles and doubles wins in Florida history and seventh all- time in doubles victories. She also was a member of Florida[apos]s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.
As a junior player, Scaringe was a member of the U.S. National team, playing in all four junior Grand Slams and achieving a world ranking of 54th in singles and 42nd in doubles. Her best result came at the Australian Open where she reached the round of 16 in singles play.
She graduated from Florida with a bachelor[apos]s degree in business administration.