|Position:||Women's Volunteer Assistant Coach|
Lisa Meola is in her ninth season with the Holy Cross women's tennis program, and the fourth season as a volunteer assistant. She served as the head coach of the Crusaders from 2009-2014.
During the 2013-2014 season, Holy Cross posted a 6-9 overall record, which included a 4-3 record in the fall. The Crusaders also earned first place in the Salve Regina Doubles Invitational in September. Holy Cross sent nine student-athletes to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll, which were the most by any team in 2013-2014.
In 2012-2013, the Crusaders finished with a 5-10 overall record, which included a 2-0 fall slate and a second place finish in the Salve Regina Doubles Invitational. Jessica DeSimone was named to the Academic All-Patriot League team for the third time in her career, becoming the only PL women’s tennis player to win the award all three times since its inception during the 2010-2011 season. Five student-athletes were named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll. the Crusaders also posted a perfect 1,000 APR score during the 2012-2013 season.
Her squad went 11-5 in 2011-2012, posting the program’s most victories since the 2008-2009 team that went 10-8. The Crusaders won six straight matches during the course of the season, the longest win streak for the team in over six years. Emily Marr was named the Patriot League women’s tennis Scholar Athlete of the Year, becoming the first Crusader to earn the honor. Marr and DeSimone were also named to the Patriot League All-Academic team.
During the 2010-2011 campaign, Meola had five student-athletes named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll. Two players, Marr and DeSimone, were also named to the inaugural Academic All-Patriot League team.
No stranger to Holy Cross, Meola was the assistant tennis coach during the 2008-2009 season. Prior to her tenure at Holy Cross, Meola was head coach of the Notre Dame Academy (Mass.) women’s tennis team for seven seasons. While there, she compiled an overall record of 137-7 and coached the squad to three consecutive Division II State championships.
Meola began her coaching career in 2004, where she coached the Clark tennis teams. She also has experience as a tennis instructor at the Paxton Sports Centre in Paxton, Mass. A 1998 graduate of Clark, Meola received her educational provisional certificate in 2001 and her master’s degree in education from Boston University in 2011. She currently resides in Holden, Mass.