The Crimson welcomes three members of the Class of 2018 (photo courtesy Athletic Communications).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Traci Green, the head coach of Harvard women's tennis, has once again assembled one of the top recruiting classes in the nation as she has announced the addition of three freshmen for the 2014-15 season. Harvard's Class of 2018 has been ranked as the seventh-best recruiting class by TennisRecruiting.net with each member ranked in the top 100.
Harvard has boasted a top 10 recruiting class each of the last two years and four of the past six seasons, including the third-ranked class in 2009 and the fourth-ranked class a year ago. This year's group includes Tennis Recruiting's No. 17 recruit Nikki Kallenberg, the No. 29 recruit in Annika Ringblom and the No. 54 recruit Ellen Jang-Milsten.
The incoming student-athletes that hail from three different states will join a squad that finished fifth in the Ivy League (3-4) and went 11-8 overall.
Meet the Class of 2018
Ellen Jang-Milsten | Alpharetta, Ga. | Alpharetta
Ranked as the No. 54 recruit in the class of 2014 by Tennis Recruiting … Four-year letterwinner and No. 1 singles player at Alpharetta … Singles state finalists in 2014 … Named the team's MVP in 2011… Won two gold balls in doubles play … Scholar Athlete.
Nikki Kallenberg | Naples, Fla. | Naples
Ranked as the No. 17 recruit in the class of 2014 by Tennis Recruiting … Four-year letterwinner and served as captain as a senior … Went 67-1 at Naples where she played No. 1 singles and doubles …. Two-time singles state champion … Doubles state champion in 2014 … Singles state finalists in 2011 … Four-Time All-State selection … Four-time MVP … Four-time Naples Daily News Spring Athlete of the Year … Diary Farmer's Award Recipient in 2012-13.
Annika Ringblom | Palos Verdes Estates, Calif. | Palos Verdes Peninsula
Ranked as the No. 29 recruit in the class of 2014 by Tennis Recruiting … Four-year letterwinner and served as captain as a senior … Helped Palos Verdes Peninsula win the CIF Division I and State Championship with an undefeated season in 2013 … Played as Palos Verdes Peninsula's No. 1 singles player for four years … Three-year team MVP … High School All-America selection in 2013 … Daily Breeze Player of the Year … Three-time CIF Bay League Doubles Champion … CIF Bay League Singles Champion in 2013 … Yonex Cup Singles Women's Open Champion in 2013 … USTA Girls 18s National Sportsmanship Award recipient in 2012 … Blue Chip recruit with highest ranking at No. 17 in the nation in 2013 … In 2012, won USTA National Girls 18s … AP Scholar … California Scholastic Federation Highest Honors … Scholar Athlete Book Award Recipient … Four-year Honor Roll student … Member of Mu Alpha Theta, French Honor Society, Science Honor Society … Volunteered as a math tutor and coached underprivileged tennis kids.