Meridian Star


June 20, 2012

MCC Tennis signs local prospect



    Former Meridian High standout Madison Gillette signed her national letter of intent Tuesday afternoon to play next season for the Meridian Community College tennis team.

    Gillette will be looking to help add to the impressive list accomplishments that the MCC tennis program has built over the tenure of current head coach Wanda McPhail.

     “She (Madison) is the perfect fit for MCC tennis,” said McPhail. “I have no doubt that Madison will be successful here and will impact our team immediately. She is coming to an athletic program rich in tradition and we expect to perform well.”

     Gillette was a two-sport athlete at Meridian High School from 2007-2011 playing both soccer and tennis.

    Gillette was a player on the U14 and U16 Challenge Soccer Team and played high school soccer for Meridian for four years where she served as Senior Soccer Captain in 2011, and was a soccer scholar athlete from 2007-2011.

     Gillette was a district tennis finalist in singles in 2011 and a semifinalist at the State Championships in mixed doubles in 2009 and 2010. Gillette also earned the distinction of Scholar Athlete in tennis from 2007-2011.

    Gillette graduated with a 3.5 GPA and received the Wise Cat Award in 2011.

    In 2009 and 2010, she received recognition for Academic Excellence by being named Most Outstanding AP Art Student.

     The Lady Eagles concluded the 2012 season by securing its fifth straight Region 23 Championship and an appearance in the NJCAA Division I National Tournament.

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