- Smith Stearns announces the College Commitments for their Class of 2020

Smith Stearns would like to announce the college commitments of seventeen of our students who have shown resiliency and commitment during their senior year. This group of amazing student-athletes is one of the largest graduating classes we have had at the academy. They have worked hard both on and off the court to achieve both their athletic and academic goals, setting themselves up for the next chapter in their lives. They are off to further their education at some of the best colleges and tennis programs in the country. We continue to be proud of every one of them and cannot wait to follow their success in their college careers and beyond! The adversity they have been through this year will only make them stronger!

A big congratulations to the Class of 2020!

JJ Tracy

Hometown: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

College: The Ohio State University

Fiorella Bolona

Hometown: Guayaquil, Ecuador

College: St. Louis University

Lauren Waddles

Hometown: Lexington, Kentucky

College: Samford University

Winslow Huth

Hometown: Nashville, Tennessee

College: Southern Methodist University (SMU)

Ariella Stepleman

Hometown: Fredrick, Maryland

College: Converse University

Michael Zayneh                                                      

Hometown: Hilton Head Island, SC

College: Gettysburg College


Alexander Groenhuysen                                                       

Hometown: West Chester, Pennsylvania

College: Rollins College


John Dransfeld

Hometown: Huntington, West Virginia

College: University of North Carolina – Wilmington


Sayda Hernandez

Hometown: Hilton Head, South Carolina

College: Indiana University

Christian Hirano

Hometown: Niwot, Colorado

College: United States Merchant Marine Academy

Sara McClure

Hometown: Bluffton, South Carolina

College: University of North Carolina

Samuel Paquette

Hometown: Montreal, Canada

College: Cornell University

Ella Walker

Hometown: London, England

College: University of California – Los Angeles (UCLA)

Mercedes Neumeier-White

Hometown: Orlando, Florida

College: Anderson University

Andrew Bingham

Hometown: London, Kentucky

College: Samford University (started Jan 2020)

Harrison Janes

Hometown: Little Rock, Arkansas

College: Penn State University (started Jan 2020)

Luke Queiroz

Hometown: Ridgefield, Connecticut

College: Elon University (started Jan 2020)

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