Named Northeast-10 Conference Coach of the Year, 2015
Coach Daniel Munsey joins the Lions as our new Full Time Head Coach for Men's and Women's Tennis.
Coach Munsey has extensive coaching experience as well as collegiate playing experience. He attended Colby-Sawyer College where he graduated with a degree in Sport Management and a Minor in Business Administration (Class of 2007)
While at Colby Sawyer he was a 4 year varsity athlete on the Men's Tennis Team and a captain during the 2006 and 2007 seasons. He made the Commonwealth Coast Conference All-conference team 3 times and finished his career with 81 victories, 3rd all-time in program history.
Most recently Coach Munsey was the head coach at Assumption College, a Division II school, for both the Men's and Women's Tennis teams. In his last season with Assumption both teams had winning conference and overall records.
Paola Cigui. (April 27, 1989, Trieste, Italy) Former professional tennis player (best ranking #406 WTA in Singles and #916 in Doubles). In 2009, she played in the semifinal at the $25,000 tournament in Reggio Calabria (Italy), and in 2010 she won her first $10,000 tournament in Bassano Del Grappa (Italy). She competed in two $220,000 tournaments (Palermo, Italy, and Portoroz, Slovenia). She played top professional tennis leagues in Italy, France and Germany.
She graduated at Columbus State University, in English- Professional Writing, while being a student athlete in a top 10 Division II school. During her first semester she received the ITA Player to Watch Award. She ascended to the number one spot in the nation in the ITA poll becoming the first ever CSU player to achieve that honor. She was named to the All-Peach Belt Conference first team in all three years while also being named the PBC Player of the Year twice. During her last semester (Spring 2014) she was nominated ITA National Senior Player of the year.
Currently she is a graduate student in Global Marketing Communication and Advertising at Emerson College.