Player of the Year
Caswell’s individual finish to the 2011 season might not have been to her liking, but the Baylor freshman was an integral part of the Division II-AA team state championship, playing No. 1 singles for the Lady Red Raiders. She was the most valuable player of the Decoturf National Champions and won the East/Middle Region tournament, and she reached the individual state tournament semifinals and had an overall record of 15-5.
“Samantha’s an amazingly talented player that worked very hard this year,” Baylor coach Dustin Kane said. “I’m proud of how much work she put into this team, and it paid off for her and she’s very deserving.”
Coach of the Year
This could have been considered a dream season for the second-year Baylor coach, as Kane’s Lady Red Raiders completed a 13-0 overall record by winning the Division II-AA state championship. The team also won the East/Middle Region individual tournament and the Decoturf National Championships in Louisville, Ky., early in the season.
“I was just fortunate to have an amazing team this year,” Kane said. “It’s easy to coach a team that’s not only good but works hard. They made me look good this year. The way they played all season long, they deserve all of the credit.”
Brkovic was 17-4 and won the Division II-AA state singles championship.
Caswell finished 16-0 in singles and was a state doubles finalist.
Crumbliss was 16-0 in singles and is 33-0 in two seasons for the Lady Red Raiders.
Goodhue, who is headed to Sewanee, was 17-7 and the Division II-AA state singles runner-up.
Johnson finished the season 13-1 and advanced to the Class A/AA state doubles quarterfinals.
McCallie won 13 matches and advanced to the Division II-AA state semifinals.
Harper Caswell (freshman) / Sarah Berchuck (junior), Baylor
Ellie Henry (sophomore) / Gretchen Rowe (senior), Chattanooga Christian
Katie Joyce (sophomore) / Callie Voges (junior), Notre Dame
Taylor Johnson (junior) / Hilleary Chandler (senior), East Hamilton
Teams of the year
1-- BAYLOR (13-0)
The Lady Red Raiders won the Decoturf National Championships and the Division II-AA state championship.
2-- GPS (8-4)
The Bruisers finished second in the Decoturf National Championships and in the Division II-AA state tournament.
3-- CHATTANOOGA CHRISTIAN (13-4)
The Lady Chargers won Region 4-A/AA and were the Class A/AA state runners-up.
Katie Joyce Notre Dame Sophomore
Danielle Linhart Signal Mountain Senior
Alicia Salazar Collegedale Sophomore
Hannah Henry Chatt. Christian 8th-grader
McCall Morgan Baylor Freshman
Michelle Fleenor GPS Freshman