Stacia Kissell
Stacia  Kissell

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Latrobe, Pa.

High School:
Greater Latrobe HS

Height:
5-8


07/22/2016

WCU Tennis, Nine Student-Athletes Receive Academic Honors from ITA

Four student-athletes post a perfect 4.00 GPA during the 2015-16 academic year

07/05/2016

Southern Conference Announces 2015-16 Honor Roll

177 Western Carolina Student-Athletes Honored

04/22/2016

No. 8 Catamounts Fall to No. 1 Paladins in SoCon Women's Tennis

The 2016 team sets school record with most wins in program history

04/19/2016

Kissell and Taranto Receive Postseason Honors from SoCon

Stacia Kissell becomes first two time all-SoCon award winner in program history

04/17/2016

Women's Tennis to Battle Furman in Chattanooga

Southern Conference Championship to start Friday April 22

04/16/2016

Western Carolina Women's Tennis Senior Day

Western Carolina Women's Tennis Senior Day

02/12/2016

Western Carolina versus Longwood

Western Carolina versus Longwood

2015-16 (Senior): Appeared in 22 of the 23 matches for the Catamounts ... Named First Team All-Southern Conference for the second time ... Still the only WCU women's tennis student-athlete to be named first team All-SoCon ... Named Southern Conference Tennis Athlete of the Week (03/01) ... Tied her own school record with 16 singles victories in a season ... Finished with a 16-5 singles mark all coming at No. 1 ... Finished with 12 doubles victories to finish one win behind teammate Shannon Bettiol for the school record for most doubles wins in a season ... Completed career with a school record 37 singles wins which is seven wins more than the second place finisher ... Has the fifth most career doubles victories in school history with 23 ... Had a season-best six match singles win streak from Feb. 12 to March 16 ... Won 13 of 15 matches from Jan. 17 to April 1 ... Finished 4-3 in conference matches ... Won seven-straight doubles matches with teammate Shannon Bettiol from Jan. 17 to Feb. 28 ... Won 10 of 11 doubles matches from Jan. 17 to March 18 ... Named to the 2015-16 Southern Conference Honor Roll ... Selected to the 2016 SoCon Spring Academic All-Conference Team ... Recipient of the 2015-16 Southern Conference Commissioner's Medal, awarded to student-athletes who attain a GPA of 3.8 or higher throughout the year ... Was named a Scholar-Athlete by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA).

2014-15 (Junior): Did not see any action for the Catamounts.

2013-14 (Sophomore): Saw action in all 21 of the team's matches on the season ... Became WCU's first women's tennis player to earn first-team All-Southern Conference honors ... Is just the second Catamount women's tennis player to earn recognition on the year-end honorary teams ... Enjoyed an 11-match winning streak that lasted from February 16 through March 30 en route to her WCU school-record 16 individual wins - a new overall and No. 1 singles record ... Her 5-4 record in Southern Conference matches also established a new standard at the top position ... Claimed three victories in doubles competition ... Played in the USTA/ITA Carolina Regional in the fall semester, earning an automatic main draw in individual competition ... Was named a Scholar-Athlete by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA).

2012-13 (Freshman): Saw action in all 17 of the team's matches on the season... Led the team with five individual wins ... Played all 17 matches as the No. 1 singles player ... Played in both the No. 1 and No. 2 doubles slots ... Finished with a 5-5 record with Shannon Bettiol in the No. 1 doubles slot and 3-5 with Karen Jimenez in the No. 2 slot ... Won four-straight doubles matches in early April and three-straight in mid-March ... Was named a Scholar-Athlete by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA).

Prior to Western Carolina: Four-time section 1-AAA doubles champion and two-time 1-AAA singles champion ... Undefeated in 1-AAA section matches.

Personal: Daughter of Mark and Kim Kissell ... Has two sisters, Michaela and Joelle ... Michaela is currently the head women's tennis coach at Western Carolina ... Joelle played collegiate tennis for the Wolfpack of North Carolina State.

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