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Nicole Selvaggio joined the Cyclones as head coach of the women’s tennis team in 2013. She completed two successful years as a player at Moraine Valley, where she earned the NJCAA All-Region IV and All-Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference Player of the Year both seasons—2011 and 2012. She also helped lead her teams to the national tournament twice. Selvaggio was an NJCAA Academic Student-Athlete and conference All-Academic Athlete of the Year in addition to earning the 2013 Dick Durrant Award for the highest G.P.A. in the conference. During her time at Marist High School, she was ranked among the top 30 female tennis players in the state and held a #1 ranking in the USTA girls 16-18 and women’s open divisions.
As the new head coach, Selvaggio wanted her squad to work hard and fight through every match on the court. Although she instills a strict regime, she wants her athletes to have fun and enjoy playing tennis at the college level. “At the end of the season the girls will be better players and people. I want them to be known as fighters. At the end of every match, win or lose, I want them to have fought their hardest and let the results speak for themselves,” she said.
Selvaggio continues pursuing her education at Saint Xavier University. She is a professional tennis instructor at the Oak Lawn Racquet Club and is certified from the Professional Tennis Registry.