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UI hires ex-Hoosier Sopel as tennis coach

Thu., Dec. 13, 2012, midnight

The University of Idaho has hired Myriam Sopel as its head women’s tennis coach, the school announced Wednesday.

Sopel graduated from Indiana in 2011 after a standout career. She compiled a 59-44 career singles record and an 89-59 doubles record. Sopel was part of two Hoosiers teams that advanced to the NCAA tournament.

Sopel, a three-time Academic All-American and Big Ten Distinguished Scholar, double-majored in journalism and Spanish.

She takes over for Dan Pollock, who joined the tennis coaching staff at BYU.

Junior hockey

The Nelson Leafs got goals from five different players in a 5-3 win over the Spokane Braves in KIJHL action Wednesday at Eagles Ice-A-Rena.

Brycen Fisher, Sean Collins and Alex Peltram each had a goal and an assist for the Braves (11-17-1-1), who were outshot 37-19.


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