Tom Kinrade is named the Centennial Conference Player of the Year.
Haverford’s Tom Kinrade Named Centennial Conference Men’s Tennis Player of the Year
LANCASTER, Pa. – Junior Tom Kinrade has been named the Centennial Conference Player of the Year for the 2008 men’s tennis season, announced Tuesday by the conference office. Kinrade also received his second All-Centennial Conference honors in singles. Kinrade and partner Evan Stiegel are first time All-Centennial Conference honorees in doubles.
Kinrade is the first Haverford men’s tennis player to earn Centennial Conference Player of the Year and ends nine-consecutive Player of the Year honors for the Washington Shoremen. He finished the season 11-8 overall, 7-5 in the No. 1 singles spot. Kinrade and Stiegel were 8-6 at No. 1 doubles throughout the season.
The Fords finished 10-8 overall this season, 7-2 in the conference for the No. 3 seed in the conference tournament. Haverford defeated Swarthmore for the first time in 52 years, 5-4, in the semifinals. Haverford fell to the No. 15 ranked team and No. 1 seed Johns Hopkins in the championship match.
Kinrade joins Rachel Salvo (volleyball) and Don Letts (cross country) as Fords that had been named Player of the Year in their respective sport for the 2007-08 academic year.