Nov. 14, 2012
Contact: Renee Adam
CLEVELAND, Ohio - Cleveland State women's tennis coach Brian Etzkin announced the signing of local standout Lauren Golick Monday afternoon, as Golick signed a National Letter of Intent to attend Cleveland State beginning next fall.
"I am thrilled that Lauren has decided to join the Viking family," Etzkin said. "It's always special when the best player in Northeast Ohio chooses to stay in Cleveland, showing a sense of local pride. She is one of the best players in the state and I'm confident that she will help the team do big things. In addition to Lauren being a talented tennis player, she has a tremendous work ethic that translates to the classroom and beyond."
Golick, a three-time Division I First Team honoree from Westlake High School playing for coach Ralph Dunbar, will join the Vikings after posting an overall record of 129-14 during her prep career. Golick qualified for the state tournament all four years, placing in the top-four the last three years and capturing the state title as a senior.
As a four-time MVP, Golick has garnered multiple awards throughout her high school career, including being named the Plain Dealer Player of the Year as a sophomore, junior and senior. She also won the John Harlow Sportsmanship Award as a sophomore, which is given out at the Ohio State Tournament. During the past year Golick has gone 39-17 in USTA Tournament matches, including two wins over 5-star players. During this time she won two tournaments and reached the finals in two others. She has been recognized as a 4-star recruit, ranking 114th in the country by TennisRecruiting.net. Golick has also trained privately with coach Eric Hodge.