Broncos Add Three to 2018-19 Recruiting Class
June 1, 2018

BOISE, Idaho - Boise State women's tennis adds Sydnie Binder, Camryn Moortgat and Francesca Trella to its recruiting class for 2018, head coach Beck Roghaar announced today. The three will join previously announced Emily Strande as the four newcomers for the 2018-19 season.

On the newcomers, Roghaar said, "Adding these three student-athletes to our 2018 recruiting class is going to bring so many great things to our program. These players all truly understand the culture of what it takes to be successful as competitors and the values and standards associated with playing for the Blue and Orange. I couldn't be more excited for their individual futures with us as well as the team's future as a whole with them as part of it. On and off the court, these young ladies will help our program continue to rise and reach our goals. As players and people, these young ladies are going to a big part of our future." 

Sydnie Binder (Beaverton, Ore./Beaverton HS)

Binder comes to Boise State fresh off an Oregon 6A state title in doubles at Beaverton High School. A star at Boise's Borah High School before moving to Oregon, Binder knows winning as she also won a 5A singles title in Idaho as a junior. The No. 6-ranked recruit in the Northwest, Binder was the No. 1 player in Idaho for much of her career. Most recently she won the Willamette Valley Open and the NTRP Championships in 2017. She also won the Pacific University Advanced Championship in 2017 and the Gatorade Open Championship in 2016. An excellent student, Binder helped lead Borah High School to the Girls All Academic Award two years in a row.

On Binder, Roghaar said, "Sydnie is coming in fresh off of winning an Oregon 6A state title in doubles and is going to bring tremendous things to our program both on and off the court in the fall. She has also won a 5A singles title in Idaho, so she brings a lot of success out of the high school ranks to Boise. She's a relentless worker who is very focused and fearless on court. She's strong, athletic and super coachable. Her game has progressed year over year and surrounded by our group each day, she's poised to make incredible leaps towards reaching her potential. Her upside is huge and having her back in Boise where she grew up is something we are really looking forward to. She's grown up watching Boise State Tennis and knows what it means to be a Bronco!"

Get to Know Binder:

Why Boise State? - "I chose Boise State because I've grown up in Boise and it's always been my dream to represent my home town by proudly wearing blue and orange."

What is your biggest strength on the court? - "My biggest strength on court is probably my forehand stroke wise. My desire to be successful is pretty strong too."

What does tennis mean to you? "I know that without tennis I wouldn't be the person I am today. I owe my drive to succeed and my love for competing to this sport. It has and always will be a crucial part of who I am."

What are some fun facts about you? - I plan on majoring in elementary education and becoming a teacher. I love to read and write when I'm not playing tennis. My mom and grandparents are the ones who have helped me pursue my love for tennis the most.

Camryn Moortgat (Plano, Texas/Prince of Peace HS)

Moortgat is a four-star recruit out of Plano, Texas. She was on the Prince Hot 100 list, and is also an excellent student, maintaing a 4.0 GPA. Moortgat lists her best career win as a win over Priya Niezgoda, who was ranked fourth in Texas at the time and currently competes at Rice. She won the L2 national doubles in Oklahoma and won two tournaments in Germany playing 16s and 18s division in both tournaments.  

On Moortgat, Roghaar said, "Cam is just an extraordinary player and person. She is a work horse and wise far beyond her years on the tennis court. She understands the game at a much deeper level than many players her age and uses that knowledge very well on court. Cam will redshirt her first year here at Boise State, and look forward to seeing her compete beginning that second year with us. She's got all the tools necessary in the toolbox, is a fighter, blue collar, first class in all she does, will be a phenomenal teammate, and will contribute in every area of our program. We're excited to get her back to Boise where she grew up as well." 

Get to Know Moortgat:

Why Boise State? - "I am very excited to play for Boise State because I grew up watching the team compete. Beck and Kristian are both amazing coaches and it is so cool that I get to play for them! I am very grateful to get the opportunity to fulfill my dream of playing college tennis after being sidelined for a year due to health issues. The environment that Beck and Kristian have created at Boise State is something that I can't wait to be a part of."

What is your biggest strength on court? - "Mental toughness, backhand, and moving forward."

What are a few fun facts about you? -  Lived in Boise until I was 15 and then moved to Texas. Now I get to come home.

 

Francesca Trella (Eden Prairie, Minn./Heritage Academy)

Trella hails from Eden Prairie, Minn., where she has experienced success in both the high school and youth tennis circuits. The No. 4 recruit out of the state of Minnesota, she also ranks No. 7 in the Plains Region. She also ranked fourth in the Northern Region for her age group (18s) in 2017. Honors include finishing third in doubles at nationals and winning doubles at an ITA Summer Series. A four-year letter winner in tennis, she earned All-Conference honors three times. An excellent student, Trella is a member of the National Art Honor Society and earned the Mayors Award for 70+ community service hours.

On Trella, Roghaar said, "Frankie is a really exciting player. She has intentions and the ability to end points at the net which is a great game style that will allow her to be successful at Boise State. She's another versatile player with so many tools she can call upon. She enjoys the game and is a true competitor. She's going to be a force to be reckoned with in doubles and singles out there. She's a top level athlete who will thrive and flourish in the environment here."

Get to Know Trella:

Why Boise State? - "The reason I chose Boise State was because as soon as I was on campus I could see myself there for the next four years. Everyone made me feel welcome and that I had a team behind me. It felt like home."

What are your biggest strengths on court? -  I am aggressive on the court, serving and volleying.

Why do you love tennis? - "I love the atmosphere and the energy of competing.  Playing tennis has allowed me to meet people from all over the world and make many new friends.  Playing tennis has provided me with many experiences that most kids my age will never have the chance to encounter."

What are some fun facts about you? - I like to cook, to travel and I received a black belt in Kung Fu in sixth grade (even though I don't remember any of it).


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