Boise State Signs Arianna Paules Aldrey to Women's Tennis NLI
Arianna Paules Aldrey.

April 16, 2014

BOISE, Idaho - Beck Roghaar Boise State’s head women’s tennis coach announced today the addition of Arianna Paules Aldrey (Coruna, Spain) who signed a National Letter of Intent this afternoon. Aldrey is one of the top youth players in Spain and has been ranked in the top-50 of the absolute level in her country. She is the second individual to sign with the Broncos this year and will join November signee Naomi de Hart as a freshman at Boise State next fall.

“We couldn’t be more excited to announce Arianna Paules Aldrey as the newest addition to our 2014 recruiting class and Bronco family,” said head Roghaar. “Ari is an all around perfect fit for Boise State and is going to make an immediate impact in our program as we continue to take great steps towards our ultimate goals here at Boise State. Ari has consistently been one of the best players in Spain in her age division and reached a very impressive top 50 ranking in the Spanish women’s rankings. Spain is a tennis powerhouse, and for us to have one of the top players joining our team is really exciting.”

“I decided to join BSU because of the joy and the interest of the head coach Beck and the assistant coach Suzie. Since the beginning I have had an incredible connection with the two coaches,” said Aldrey. “They really want to work hard, they have a lot of dreams for the program and are very enthusiastic for me to be part of their team. This connection is one of the most important things for me, and I feel lucky to have met them.”

In addition to her top-50 absolute ranking nationally in Spain, the 5-7 freshman-to-be has been ranked No. 1 numerous times for her age group within the state of Galacia. She is the youngest player to ever win the absolute tournament for her state. In addition, Aldrey was runner-up at the Spanish U15 national championship and was a semifinalist at U13. Most recently, she won the Galacia state singles and doubles U18 titles in 2012 and 2013. Aldrey has played for several club teams throughout her junior career, helping them win the 2012 U16 state team championship, as well as the U18 and senior team titles.

“Not only is Ari a phenomenal tennis player, but she is also a phenomenal person. We knew very early on in the recruiting process that Ari was someone we definitely wanted here at Boise State,” commented Roghaar. “Her high level of tennis, positive attitude, outstanding work ethic, as well as lofty goals and aspirations on and off the court are going to be such great additions for our program. Ari has achieved very special things thus far in her tennis and academic career, and we can’t wait for all of the wonderful things the future holds for her as a Bronco.”

“Tennis is my passion,” commented Aldrey. “I can say that tennis makes me a better person, and I can learn to fight for the things that I want to achieve through hard work. Also, I have been able to meet unbelievable people who today are very important to me. I have been able to learn from other cultures. I have been able to travel and find new situations that children at my age couldn’t. Furthermore, tennis gives me the opportunity to come to Boise State to continue with my tennis dream and study at the same time. I feel that I am a lucky person!”

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