Nov. 15, 2016
By Joanne Norell
NOTRE DAME, Ind. – A trio of five-star prospects will join the University of Notre Dame women’s tennis program next fall, each having inked National Letters of Intent last week during the early signing period.
Ally Bojczuk, Cameron Corse and Caroline Dunleavy made their commitment to the Irish official as the early signing period began last Wednesday. All three have been given five-star ratings by the Tennis Recruiting Network.
“We are very excited with these three student-athletes signing with Notre Dame women’s tennis,” head coach Jay Louderback said. “They bring a great deal of national experience to the program along with a great desire to play at Notre Dame. Since committing to Notre Dame, they have become very close and have spent a great deal of time together on and off the court. They have already begun to push each other to make a mark on the program.”
See below for a more in-depth look at the incoming class:
Ally Bojczuk (Franklin, Tenn., Laurel Springs)
PREP AND PERSONAL: Will graduate from Laurel Springs, an accelerated online high school, in April 2017 … currently ranked 31st in the nation and No. 1 in the state of Tennessee according to the Tennis Recruiting Network … named the 2016 “Most Outstanding Female” tennis player in Tennessee … earned the “Most Improved Female” award as a freshman … third place at 2014 National Selection Doubles tournament … quarterfinalist at 2014 International Orange Bowl … finalist at 2014 National USTA Masters … champion at 2015 Souther Closed Championship G18 Doubles … fifth place and sportsmanship award winner at 2015 Winter Nationals … 2015 Tennessee State qualifier singles and doubles winner … doubles semifinalist at 2015 Easter Bowl … member of the National Honor Society … plays guitar recreationally … volunteers with the Room at the Inn organization through her church, which offers a shelter for the homeless … volunteers as a youth tennis coach … daughter of Scott and Jackie Bojczuk and older sister to Nicky … father played football at Bucknell … full name is Allison Jaye Bojczuk … will enroll in the First Year of Studies program.
Cameron Corse (Baltimore, Md., Bryn Mawr School)
PREP AND PERSONAL: Will graduate from Bryn Mawr School in June 2017 … No. 33 recruit nationally and No. 1-ranked player in Maryland, according to the Tennis Recruiting Network … four-year letter-winner at Bryn Mawr … went undefeated all four years of high school, leading team to three conference titles … four-time Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland All-Star Team honoree … ranked as high as 19th nationally by the USTA in 18U tennis … finished first or second in eight National Open doubles tournaments … led National Spring Team to National Championship gold ball title in 2016 … member of the honor roll as a freshman, sophomore and junior … daughter of John and Andrea Corse … has an older sister, Alexa … both parents played tennis at Stanford … full name is Cameron Amelia Corse … will enroll in the First Year of Studies program with plans to enter the Mendoza College of Business.
Caroline Dunleavy (Darien, Conn., Greenwich Academy)
PREP AND PERSONAL: Will graduate from Greenwich Academy in May 2017 … No. 1-ranked recruit from New England and No. 32 nationally according to the Tennis Recruiting Network … went undefeated at No. 1 singles as a freshman at Greenwich, winning the 2014 Fairchester Athletic Association individual and team championships … undefeated in singles and doubles at 2014 Zonal Team Championships … champion at 2014 USTA Northeast Inter-Regaional 16U Singles … finalist 2014 National Selection Tournament 16U Singles … three-time champion at New England Sectional “Super Six” 16U Singles Championships in 2014 … finalist 2015 New England Sectional Championships 18U Singles … doubles champion at March 2015 New England “Super Six” Championship … singles and doubles semifinalist at February 2015 National Selection Tournament 16U … third place at October 2015 National Selection Tournament 18U Singles … two-time champion at New England “Super Six” 18U Championships in 2015-16 … singles and doubles champion and Gold Ball winner at August 2016 National Open Women’s Grass Court Championship … qualified for first Pro Circuit Main Draw tournament in November 2016 in Hereklion, Greece … third place at October 2016 National Selection Tournament Doubles … as a junior and senior, traveled to Europe to train at the Justine Henin Tennis Academy in Limelette, Belgium, and played in ITF Professional Circuit tournaments in Belgium, the Netherlands and Greece … High Honor Roll student at Greenwich Academy … daughter of Patrick and Sheryl Dunleavy and younger sister to Thomas … father played basketball at Fairfield University … mother played ice hockey at Boston College … brother plays both ice hockey and golf at Bowdoin College … full name is Caroline Ryan Dunleavy … will enroll in the First Year of Studies program.
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Joanne Norell, athletics communications assistant director at the University of Notre Dame, has been part of the Fighting Irish athletics communications team since 2014 and coordinates communications efforts for the Notre Dame women’s soccer, men’s tennis, women’s tennis and fencing programs. Norell is a 2011 graduate of Purdue University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in mass communication, and earned her master’s degree in sports industry management from Georgetown University in 2013.