Roghaar Nabs Five-Star Prospect
Nov. 11, 2015

BOISE, Idaho - Five-star recruit Lilian Poling signed a National Letter of Intent Wednesday, to join the Boise State women's tennis program, head coach Beck Roghaar announced. Poling (West Point, N.Y.) is rated the No. 54 prospect in the nation according to TennisRecruiting.net and is a 10.32 in the Universal Tennis Rating System.

“Lilian is one of the top recruits in the country coming out of the 2016 class and we’re ecstatic she’s joining our program,” said Roghaar. “She is a big-time player with high goals and aspirations for her tennis career in college and beyond.”

Poling earned the Bronze Ball for a third-place finish in doubles competition at the 2014 USTA National Women’s Open Indoor Championships. That year she also reached the singles finals of the 18 girls main draw at the Eastern Grand Prix.

“She has been very successful throughout her junior tennis career and one of the aspects we are most excited about is the potential we see for her to continue to improve and grow in our program,” said Roghaar. “She has the physical talent and work ethic to take her game a long way and we can’t wait to get to work with her.”

Tennis is part of Poling’s pedigree. Her father, Jim, is the head coach of Army’s men’s tennis program.

“Lilian has been around college tennis for a long time as her father is an extremely successful college tennis coach, so she really gets what playing for a team and being part of something bigger than yourself is all about,” said Roghaar. “We are proud to call Lilian a Bronco and welcome her to our family.”

Why Boise State? “I like the campus, the athletic facilities and that the scenery is different than where I'm from. The main reason I chose Boise State was for the coaches. They know a lot about tennis and have a lot of passion for coaching and the game.”

Why I love tennis: “I love tennis because I enjoy working toward goals.”


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