Stefania Nicolae
Stefania Nicolae
Height: 5-3
Year: Senior
Hometown: Pitesti, Romania
High School: LPS Pitesti

2013 (JUNIOR): Compiled a 17-2 singles record and a 9-2 record in Southland Conference play … split time playing at the No. 4 and No. 3 spots where she tallied overall records of 8-2 and 9-0, respectively … primarily paired up with Doris Kuselj at the No. 1 spot for a record of 12-5 in doubles action … also paired up with LeAnne Mascall in the No. 3 (1-0) and No. 1 (1-0) slots for a record of 2-0 … helped the team to a second-place finish in the SLC regular-season and to the finals of the SLC Tournament … became the first women’s tennis player in program history to earn First Team All-Southland honors in singles … teamed up with Doris Kuselj to earn Second Team All-Southland in doubles play … earned the Islanders Heart of the Team award.

2012 (SOPHOMORE): Compiled a 15-6 singles record and a 9-3 record in Southland Conference play … split time playing at the No. 4 and No. 3 spotS where she tallied overall records of 7-3 and 6-3, respectively … also spent time at the No. 2 spot (2-0) … primarily paired up with Mia Matuszak at the No. 2 spot (4-2) for a record of 5-4 in doubles action … also paired up with LeAnne Mascall in the No. 3 spot (1-0) and Ashley Garza at the No. 3 spot (4-2) … helped the team win a program best eight SLC matches during the season.

2011 (FRESHMAN): Completed a spectacular freshman campaign with a 13-3 mark, including going 2-0 at No. 2, 1-2 at No. 3, 7-1 at No. 4 and 3-0 at No. 5 singles … finished Southland play with a 9-2 record … won four-straight matches in both singles and doubles to end the year … had a season-high eight-match winning streak after a season-opening loss while playing No. 48-ranked Rice … was 8-3 in doubles matches, with most action coming alongside Mia Matuszak as the team completed a 7-2 record together.

HIGH SCHOOL: Attended LPS Pitesti High School in Romania. 

PERSONAL: Born Stefania Cristina Nicolae on June 28, 1991, in Romania … parents are Lon and Adrieta Nicolae … has one older sister … major is business management.