Bentz, Sickles Named All-Conference, Waterhouse Coach of the Year

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- Bentz and Sickles Named First Team, Adam Waterhouse Named Coach of the Year -

New York, N.Y. - The Skyline Conference released the 2012 All-Conference Women's Tennis teams on Thursday, November 1st, after voting conducted among the Conference's seven head coaches.

The Skyline coaches selected sophomore Kirsten Ackerman of Sage as the 2012 Skyline Player of the Year, Morgan Holbrook of Mount Saint Mary as Rookie of the Year and Farmingdale State's Adam Waterhouse as Coach of the Year. In addition, Yeshiva received the Team Sportsmanship Award.

Ackerman is a perfect 13-0 in dual matches at the No. 1 singles flight and was 6-0 in league matches.  The Guilderland, N.Y. resident has not lost a set in dual match singles competition in 2012 and boasts a 7-1 record at No. 2 doubles for the year.  She was named the Skyline Player of the Week three times this season.  

Holbrook is 12-0 on the year at No. 2 singles and 6-0 at No. 2 doubles as she helped lead Mount Saint Mary to a perfect 12-0 overall record and its fourth consecutive league title.  The Montgomery, NY., native was a six-time Rookie of the Week selection and was tabbed the Most Outstanding Player of the 2012 Skyline Championship after posting a combined 4-0 record in singles and doubles competition in the Knights' wins over Purchase and Farmingdale State.  

Holbrook is joined on the All-Conference first team by Gabriela Murphy-Goldberg of Mount Saint Mary; Farmingdale State sophomores Alex Bentz and Jessica Sickles (Massapequa Park, N.Y.); Mackenzie Riley of Sage; and Katelyn Dorsey of St. Joseph's-L.I. 

The second-team All-Conference includes Moriah Ormsby and Melissa Siller of Purchase; Sage's Isabella Pericone; Nancy Marroquin and Katie Soeder of St. Joseph's-L.I.; and Ashlynne O'Brien of Mount Saint Mary. 

Now in his sixth season, Waterhouse led Farmingdale State to a 9-5 overall record and a 5-1 mark in league play.  The Rams advanced to the finals of the 2012 Skyline Championship for the first time in program history after their 5-3 semifinal win over St. Joseph's-L.I. on Oct. 24.  A 1984 graduate of Oswego State, Waterhouse had led the FSC women's program to a 36-34 record.  

Kirsten Ackerman*, Sophomore, Sage
Alex Bentz, Sophomore, Farmingdale State
Katelyn Dorsey, Senior, St. Joseph's-L.I.
Morgan Holbrook, Freshman,  Mount Saint Mary 
Gabriela Murphy-Goldberg, Senior, Mount Saint Mary 
Mackenzie Riley, Senior, Sage 
Jessica Sickles, Sophomore, Farmingdale State

Nancy Marroquin, Junior, St. Joseph's-L.I.
Ashlynne O'Brien, Freshman,  Mount Saint Mary 
Moriah Ormsby, Junior, Purchase  
Isabella Pericone, Senior, Sage 
Melissa Siller, Sophomore, Purchase
Katie Soeder, Junior, St. Joseph's-L.I.

*Player of the Year: Kirsten Ackerman, Sage
Rookie of the Year: Morgan Holbrook, Mount Saint Mary
Coach of the Year: Adam Waterhouse, Farmingdale State
Tournament MVP: Morgan Holbrook, Mount Saint Mary
Team Sportsmanship Award: Yeshiva