MacNeil’s racket taking him to college
Senior Tennis player Alex MacNeil has been playing tennis since he was eight years old, playing in tournaments throughout the Tri-State since he was 11.
And now, “Mac” is being recruited to do what he loves in college. Schools like Denison, Allegheny, NYU, Wooster, and St. Joe’s have all offered Mac a spot on their tennis team.
With a 4.2 GPA and a 29 on the ACT, Mac says that “Grades were pretty important mainly because D3 schools can’t offer an athletic scholarship. But all of these schools have high academic standards and want their athletes to be up to those standards.”
Men’s head tennis coach Rex Cabrera said of Mac, “He’s a great kid, he works hard and deserves everything he’s getting now.”
MacNeil will receive his 4th varsity letter this Spring. He has been the second singles player since his sophomore year with an overall record of 10-4 last season going 5-1 in conference play.
“There’s one kid I’ve been playing against once or twice a year every year since 7th grade,” MacNeil said. “We just go back and forth where he’ll beat me once then I’ll beat him and I really love the competitiveness of our matches.”
By Nick Coniglio