Jess Perkins

Jess Perkins

  • Year:
    Sr.
  • Hometown:
    Shrewsbury, Mass.
  • High School:
    Shrewsbury

ACCOLADES

2017-18: Third Team All-NE10 at No. 1 singles...Two-time Northeast-10 Conference Player of the Week (Mar. 6, Mar. 13)...Saint Anselm Fall Dean's List...Northeast-10 Fall Commissioner's Honor Roll...Team Most Valuable Player...Team Captain...Northeast-10 Academic All-Conference...D2 ADA Academic Achievement Award...Northeast-10 Spring Commissioner's Honor Roll...Saint Anselm Spring Dean's List...NCAA Woman of the Year Nominee from Saint Anselm...NE10 Woman of the Year Finalist.

2016-17: Third Team All-NE10 at No. 1 singles...Second Team All-NE10 with Kaitlin Hughes at No. 2 doubles...Northeast-10 Academic All-Conference...Three-time Northeast-10 Player of the Week (Sept. 19, Oct. 10, April 11)...Saint Anselm Fall Dean's List...Northeast-10 Fall Commissioner's Honor Roll...Saint Anselm Spring Dean's List...Northeast-10 Spring Commissioner's Honor Roll...D2 ADA Academic Achievement Award...Team Most Valuable Player...Team Captain...Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.

2015-16: Two-time Northeast-10 Player of the Week (Sept. 14, Sept. 22)...Northeast-10 All-Conference Second Team...Northeast-10 Academic All-Conference...Saint Anselm Fall Dean's List...Northeast-10 Fall Commissioner's Honor Roll...Saint Anselm Spring Dean's List...Northeast-10 Spring Commissioner's Honor Roll...Team Most Valuable Player...Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.

2014-15: Northeast-10 All-Rookie Team...Northeast-10 Rookie of the Week (Oct. 7)...Northeast-10 Fall Commissioner's Honor Roll...Saint Anselm Spring Dean's List...Northeast-10 Spring Commissioner's Honor Roll...Team Most Valuable Player.

AT SAINT ANSELM

2017-18: Played in 17 singles matches and 16 doubles matches in her senior campaign…First student-athlete in program history to reach 100 match wins for her career, finishing 103-31 combined in singles and doubles…Posted 60-10 career record at No. 1 singles…Finished season 15-2 at No. 1 singles (10-2 NE10) and 11-5 at No. 1 doubles (8-4 NE10)…Ranked in East Region’s top-20 by Intercollegiate Tennis Association throughout season…Seven 6-0, 6-0 singles victories, 10 singles wins dropping two games or fewer…Posted winning streaks of four, five and six matches…Won lone three-set match of the season 6-3, 4-6, 10-4 against Aquinas’ Remington Gerst in Florida on Mar. 8… Teamed with Kaitlin Hughes for 8-5 victory over USciences’ Karla Miletic and Abbygail Gamarnik, the No. 10-ranked team in the East Region, on Mar. 4…Also defeated Miletic, the No. 5-ranked player in the East Region, 6-2, 6-1 in the Mar. 4 match...Finished her career ranked 20th in the East Region (Oracle/ITA Division II Women's Regional Rankings).

2016-17: Recorded 18-3 overall record in singles as a junior, including 14-2 at No. 1 singles in dual matches...Runner-up at ITA East Regional (first in program history), defeating three of top-six seeds as unseeded player, including win over three-time NE10 Player of the Year Grace Messina to advance to final...Was 10-2 in NE10 singles matches to lead team...Nine of 18 wins came by 6-0, 6-0 scores...Won eight-straight singles matches from Sept. 24 - Oct. 4...Was 3-2 against regionally-ranked players...Partered with Kaitlin Hughes to go 13-3 in doubles (12-2 at No. 2 spot)...Pair was 10-2 in the NE10 and started fall with eight-straight wins.

2015-16: Held down No. 1 singles spot with 17-2 overall record as a sophomore…Was 15-1 in dual matches at No. 1 spot, including 11-1 mark in the NE-10…Won first seven matches and finished season on 10-match winning streak...Fifteen straight-set singles victories…Reached round of 16 in A singles flight at USTA/ITA East Regional Championship…Went 14-6 overall in doubles play, including 13-4 with Meghan Golden…Was 9-4 with Golden in dual matches, 4-0 in tournament play and team-best 7-4 in NE-10…Won first nine matches of season with Golden and won B Doubles Title at USTA/ITA East Region Championship....Also went 1-2 in three No. 1 doubles matches with Tess Malerbi.

2014-15: Went 10-3 in singles play - all out of the No. 1 spot - as a freshman...Won 10 of her final 11 singles matches of the season...Wrapped up her rookie campaign with a season-high six-match win streak...Went 5-7 in doubles play - all at the No. 1 spot and 11 of 12 with classmate Ashley Sulkin as her partner...Captured four of the final six doubles matches of the season, including the last one with fellow freshman Meghan Golden.

BEFORE SAINT ANSELM: Played four years of tennis at Shrewsbury High School...Captain senior year...Four-time team MVP...Individual State Finalist senior and junior year...Team state finalist senior year...Individual Central Massachusetts District Champion all four years...Team Central Massachusetts District Champions senior and junior year...MIAA Sportsmanship Award senior year.

PERSONAL: Parents Michael and Susanna...Majoring in nursing...Aspires to become a nurse and coach tennis...Enjoys tennis, skiing, golf and singing.