Trish Riddell
Trish Riddell
Title: Head Coach
Phone: 863-616-6442
Email: priddell@flsouthern.edu
Alma Mater: Houston '93

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Trish Riddell has been Florida Southern’s head women’s tennis coach for the last 14 years (2006-19), during which time she’s taken the Moccasins to 11 NCAA Tournaments, had them nationally ranked every year, produced five different individual All-Americans, and the school’s only SSC Player-of-the-Year in women’s tennis (Senka Softic in 2008 and 2009). Riddell has coached 19 different All-SSC players, including Softic, who was inducted into the FSC Athletics Hall of Fame in 2015.

Riddell’s mark of 202 career wins is only 46 away from tying the most in program history (Ed Jeffries, 1981-99). She earned the 100th win of her career on Feb. 27, 2012, against Eckerd and her 200th career win against the same opponent on April 5, 2019. Her 2007 squad went 21-5 to tie the school record for most matches won in a season en route to a berth to the NCAA Division II National Finals for the first time since 1991. Once there, Florida Southern earned a fifth-place finish, equaling the best ever program finish and a final ITA ranking of No. 8, the highest in team history.

Under Riddell’s tenure, the Moccasins have recorded nine 15+ win seasons and have defeated 12 top-10 opponents, with the biggest upset in program history on Feb. 16, 2019 when Florida Southern topped No. 2 West Florida, 4-3. Riddell has also led upsets of Division-I opponents, most recently on March 19, 2019 with a 4-3 win over NJIT. Other victories over Division-I foes include an 8-1 victory over Villanova (March 6, 2012) and a 6-3 win over Incarnate Word (March 25, 2012).

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AT FLORIDA SOUTHERN (2005-present):

  • NCAA National Appearances (1): 2007 (5th)
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances (11): 2019, 2018, 2017, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006
  • ITA All-Americans (11): 2017 – Sasha Nionova (S); 2013 – Magda Riutort (S); 2012 – Magda Riutort (S); 2011 – Agnese Rozite (S); 2010 – Senka Softic (S), Agnese Rozite (S); 2009 – Senka Softic (S); 2008 – Senka Softic (S); 2007 – Senka Softic (S, D), Meri Gol (D)
  • ITA National Player to Wach (3): 2013 – Magda Riutort; 2009 – Senka Softic; 2008 – Senka Softic
  • ITA South Region Rookie of the Year (2): 2011 – Sabine Goge; 2007 – Senka Softic
  • ITA South Region Player to Watch (2): 2013 – Magda Riutort; 2011 – Agnese Rozite
  • SSC Player of the Year (2): 2009 – Senka Softic; 2008 – Senka Softic
  • SSC Freshman of the Year (3): 2011 – Sabine Goge; 2010 – Agnese Rozite; 2007 – Senka Softic
  • ALL-SSC (36): 2019 – Lorena Rionda (S2); 2018 – Sasha Nionova (S2, D2), Selin Devrimci (D2); 2017 – Sasha Nionova (S2); 2014 – Sabine Goge (S2, D1), Magda Riutort (D1); 2013 – Sabine Goge (S1, D1), Magda Riutort (S1, D1); 2012 – Sabine Goge (D2), Magda Riutort (S1, D2); 2011 – Joalis Dominguez (S2), Sabine Goge (S1, D2), Agnese Rozite (S2, D2); 2010 – Andrea Arguello (S2), Agnese Rozite (HMS, D1); Senka Softic (S1, D1); 2009 – Erin Conroy (HMS), Ashley Hungerford (S2), Senka Softic (S1); 2007 – Silje Aarum (HMS, D2), Meri Gol (S2, D1), Lindsey Schwartz (D2), Senka Softic (S1, D1); 2006 – Meri Gol (S2)
  • SCC Player of the Week (14): 2019 – Natalija Popovic (4/15); 2017 – Sasha Nionova (3/27, 4/17); 2015 – Magda Riutort (3/16); 2013 – Magda Riutort (3/18, 4/8); 2011 – Sabine Goge (4/4); 2010 – Senka Softic (4/12); 2009 – Erin Conroy (2/16), Senka Softic (4/6); 2008 – Senka Softic (2/11); 2007 – Lindsey Schwartz (3/19), Senka Softic (4/9); 2006 – Lidia Gandaris (3/5)
  • FSC Hal Smeltzly Female Athlete of the Year (1): 2010 – Senka Softic

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AT FLORIDA SOUTHERN (2005-present):

  • CoSIDA Academic All-America (2): 2014 – Sabine Goge (1st); 2013 – Sabine Goge (2nd)
  • CoSIDA Academic All-Region (3): 2014 – Sabine Goge (1st); 2013 – Sabine Goge (1st); 2010 – Nora Baertschi (1st)
  • ITA All-Academic Team (13): 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007
  • ITA Scholar-Athlete (79): 2019 – Lola Asis, Carolyn Cureton, Selin Devrimci, Gabby Hesse, Avery Hunter, Minnie Kim, Natalija Popovic, Lorena Rionda, Magda Stepnik; 2018 – Lola Asis, Selin Devrimci, Gabby Hesse, Avery Hunter, Sasha Nionova, Lorena Rionda, Nina Schwab, Magda Stepnik; 2017 – Lola Asis, Selin Devrimci, Gabby Hesse, Avery Hunter, Sasha Nionova, Lorena Rionda, Linnea Skymberg, Magda Stepnik; 2016 – Selin Devrimci, Shannon Griffin, Miroslava Mensikova, Sasha Nionova, Lorena Rionda, Linnea Skymberg, Nina Vucevic; 2015 – Shannon Griffin, Miroslava Mensikova, Magda Riutort, Olivia Spagnuolo; 2014 – Crystal Copeland, Jill Doefler, Sabine Goge, Pamela Paradis, Magda Riutort, Olivia Spagnuolo, Victoria Spagnuolo, Laura Wichmann; 2013 – Crystal Copeland, Jill Doefler, Joalis Dominguez, Sabine Goge, Christie Nunnemann, Pamela Paradis, Magda Riutort, Olivia Spagnuolo, Victoria Spagnuolo, Laura Wichmann; 2012 – Crystal Copeland, Jessica Cove, Joalis Dominguez, Sabine Goge, Christie Nunnemann, Magda Riutort, Olivia Spagnuolo, Laura Wichmann; 2011 – Crystal Copeland, Joalis Dominguez, Sabine Goge, Veronika Kovacikova, Agnese Rozite, Laura Wichmann; 2010 – Andrea Arguello, Nora Baertschi, Veronika Kovacikova, Senka Softic; 2009 – Nora Baertschi, Amanda Carns, Erin Conroy, Veronika Kovacikova, Senka Softic; 2008 – Nora Baertschi, Erin Conroy
  • D2 ADA Academic Achievement Award (54): 2019 – Lola Asis, Selin Devrimci, Gabby Hesse, Avery Hunter, Minnie Kim, Lorena Rionda, Magda Stepnik; 2018 – Lola Asis, Selin Devrimci, Gabby Hesse, Avery Hunter, Sasha Nionova, Lorena Rionda, Magda Stepnik; 2017 – Selin Devrimci, Gabby Hesse, Megan Jones, Sasha Nionova, Lorena Rionda, Linnea Skymberg; 2016 – Shannon Griffin, Miroslava Mensikova, Nina Vucevic; 2015 – Miroslava Mensikova, Magda Riutort, Olivia Spagnuolo; 2014 – Crystal Copeland, Joalis Dominguez, Sabine Goge, Magda Riutort, Olivia Spagnuolo, Victoria Spagnuolo, Laura Wichmann; 2013 – Crystal Copeland, Joalis Dominguez, Sabine Goge, Christie Nunnemann, Olivia Spagnuolo, Victoria Spagnuolo, Laura Wichmann; 2012 – Crystal Copeland, Jessica Cove, Joalis Dominguez, Sabine Goge, Laura Wichmann; 2011 – Veronika Kovacikova; 2010 –Nora Baertschi, Veronika Kovacikova, Senka Softic; 2009 – Nora Baertschi, Erin Conroy, Senka Softic; 2008 – Erin Conroy, Senka Softic
  • SSC Commissioner’s Honor Roll (99): 2019 – Lola Asis, Carolyn Cureton, Selin Devrimci, Gabby Hesse, Avery Hunter, Minnie Kim, Natalija Popovic, Lorena Rionda, Magda Stepnik; 2018 – Lola Asis, Selin Devrimci, Gabby Hesse, Avery Hunter, Sasha Nionova, Lorena Rionda, Nina Schwab, Magda Stepnik; 2017 – Carolyn Cureton, Selin Devrimci, Gabby Hesse, Avery Hunter, Sasha Nionova, Natalija Popovic, Lorena Rionda, Linnea Skymberg, Magda Stepnik; 2016 – Carolyn Cureton, Selin Devrimci, Shannon Griffin, Miroslava Mensikova, Sasha Nionova, Lorena Rionda, Linnea Skymberg, Nina Vucevic; 2015 – Cassie Eldredge, Shannon Griffin, Miroslava Mensikova, Magda Riutort, Olivia Spagnuolo, Katie Stanford, Katie Taylor-Doran, Nina Vucevic; 2014 – Crystal Copeland, Jill Doefler, Joalis Dominguez, Sabine Goge, Pamela Paradis, Magda Riutort, Olivia Spagnuolo, Victoria Spagnuolo, Laura Wichmann; 2013 – Crystal Copeland, Jill Doefler, Joalis Dominguez, Sabine Goge, Christie Nunnemann, Magda Riutort, Olivia Spagnuolo, Victoria Spagnuolo, Laura Wichmann; 2012 – Crystal Copeland, Jessica Cove, Jill Doefler, Joalis Dominguez, Sabine Goge, Christie Nunnemann, Magda Riutort, Olivia Spagnuolo, Laura Wichmann; 2011 – Crystal Copeland, Joalis Dominguez, Sabine Goge, Veronika Kovacikova, Agnese Rozite, Laura Wichmann; 2010 – Andrea Arguello, Nora Baertschi, Veronika Kovacikova, Agnese Rozite, Senka Softic; 2009 – Nora Baertschi, Amanda Carns, Erin Conroy, Ashley Hungerford, Veronika Kovacikova, Senka Softic; 2008 – Nora Baertschi, Erin Conroy, Ashley Hungerford, Jessice McCarthy, Mona Sendesni, Senka Softic, Karoline Stochlova; 2007 – Erin Conroy, Meri Gol, Senka Softic, Lindsey Willis; 2006 – Veronika Lomacka
  • FSC Pat McFadden Award (2): 2014 – Sabine Goge; 2010 – Senka Softic

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  • Chair: ITA Division II Women's South Region Ranking Committee
  • Chair: ITA Division II Women's National Ranking Committee
  • Member: ITA Division II Operating Committee
  • Member: USTA Collegiate Committee
  • Professor: Florida Southern College, Barney Barnett School of Business

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A graduate of the Women's Coaches Academy in July of 2019, Riddell previously spent six years (2000-05) as an assistant coach at Rollins College, another member of the Sunshine State Conference. Under Bev Buckley, Riddell helped keep the Tars among the most prominent Division II programs in the country, with Rollins advancing to the NCAA Tournament each year. The Tars finished each season in the top ten of the final ITA Division II national poll and advanced to the national semi-finals in 2000.

Riddell was a 1993 graduate of the University of Houston where she was a four-year letter winner for the Cougars. After graduation, Riddell earned a master’s degree in education from the University of Arkansas in 1995, and also served as the assistant women’s tennis coach during her two years in Fayetteville. From there, she moved to Palm Beach, Florida, and served as assistant pro at the Seaview Tennis Center. In June of 1996, she was named the Director of Tennis at the Sheraton Vistana Resort in Orlando and held that position until May of 2001. She also spent six months as a special events coordinator and teaching professional at Amagansett Eastside Tennis Club in New York, which included assisting with the New York Hamptons in World Team Tennis.

Riddell has excelled in her playing career in conjunction with her coaching at Florida Southern. Riddell has been a member of the U.S. senior tennis team since 2008, which competes in the International Tennis Federation’s Seniors World Team Championships.

TRISH RIDDELL YEAR-BY-YEAR
YEAR INSTITUTION DIV. RECORD PCT. CONF.
2006 Florida Southern NCAA-II 11-12 .478 3-5
2007 Florida Southern NCAA-II 21-5 .808 6-2
2008 Florida Southern NCAA-II 17-7 .708 4-4
2009 Florida Southern NCAA-II 16-7 .606 6-2
2010 Florida Southern NCAA-II 17-6 .749 6-2
2011 Florida Southern NCAA-II 16-7 .606 5-3
2012 Florida Southern NCAA-II 11-11 .500 3-5
2013 Florida Southern NCAA-II 16-8 .667 4-4
2014 Florida Southern NCAA-II 15-6 .714 5-3
2015 Florida Southern NCAA-II 6-15 .286 2-6
2016 Florida Southern NCAA-II 12-9 .571 4-4
2017 Florida Southern NCAA-II 15-8 .652 6-2
2018 Florida Southern NCAA-II 14-9 .636 7-3
2019 Florida Southern NCAA-II 15-8 .652 6-4
 Career (14 seasons) 202-118 .631 67-49
14 Seasons at Florida Southern 202-118 .631 67-49