Warder will join Coyote tennis team

University of South Dakota women's tennis coach Malcolm Gilreath has announced that Maddy Warder of Sioux City, IA, has signed a letter of intent to play for the Coyotes starting in 2010-11.

Warder is a senior at Sioux City West High School, where she is a multi-sport standout.

"We are excited about having Maddy join us here at USD," Gilreath said. "She is a very good student and a very strong all-around athlete. Her competitive spirit and talent on the tennis court will add to the depth of our team."

Warder has had an outstanding playing career at West High School, where she has compiled an impressive 82-13 record in singles and a 41-3 record in doubles.

As a junior, Warder finished with a 25-3 record and finished sixth in Class 2A, becoming the first Sioux City high school athlete in 13 years to win a match at a state tournament.

Overall, Warder is a three-time state qualifier and was the singles and doubles conference champion in 2009.

Warder also was a standout in softball, where she was third-team all state as a junior.

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