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Player Spotlight: Cassandra Noray

Cassandra Noray’s list of achievements on the tennis court is lengthy.

A great high school career.
Success at the collegiate level as a top player at Alvernia University.
One of the COR Tennis program’s most experienced coaches.

But, it doesn’t stop there.

On top of all of that, Noray impresses even more in the classroom.

The senior at Alvernia was recently named to the Spring Academic All-Middle Atlantic Conference team for her standout academic achievements. This team recognizes the top student-athletes both in the classroom and in competition during the 2017 spring semester.

Noray is a three-time All-MAC Commonwealth honoree. She was selected All-MAC Commonwealth First Team for the past two years and All-MAC Commonwealth Second Team in 2015. Noray tied for first in the conference in MAC wins this past season, and won the MAC Individual Singles in the fifth flight in the 2014-2015 season.

It all started with the COR Tennis program at a local rec center.

“I started playing and I guess I did well,” she said with a laugh. “I played basketball, too. But, tennis gave me some more opportunities and I loved playing.”

Currently a healthcare sciences major at Alvernia, she has seen first-hand what sports can do for young people, and enjoys coaching to share that with those around her.

“I basically grew up playing at these courts,” she said. “So why not work at a place like that, where you grew up and that you love?”

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