Home Boys' Lists Girls' Lists Men's Teams Women's Teams News Photos Contributors Links Help Sign-UpOnline Store
Latest News | Categories | Authors | News Archives
 
 

News & Features

College Recruiting
Mortera Navigates First Recruiting Period for Ute Women
Share:    

Having been hired to lead the Utah women’s program on June 28th, Ric Mortera knew patience would be required for his 2020 signing class.

Ric Mortera

Mortera has two scholarships available, but doesn’t want to rush to fill the spots just to try and catch up with other programs. He wants to ensure he finds the right recruits that meet the needs of the program.

The Utes didn’t have anyone committed by the start of the signing period last week, and Mortera is not worried in the least.

“We knew coming in that the early signing period may be a little bit of a stretch, but that is alright,” he said. “We have really been trying to spend time building connections with the student-athletes we already have on campus, and we are very excited about how things have progressed.”

New coaches like Mortera, 33, are usually behind the typical schedule for their initial recruiting class once they hired.

Most recruits have been talking with coaches for more than a year, and many have already committed to schools. Mortera arrived at Utah with a blank slate. The Utes didn’t have any verbal commitments made to the prior coaching staff.

Mortera and assistant coach Janet Koch have been able to search for their own recruits. They are hoping to use one of the scholarships for a recruit to enroll by January, but are comfortable with the roster they have entering spring.

“I am definitely looking to do that if the right person comes along,” said Mortera, a Portland, Oregon native who played at Oregon. “But if that doesn’t happen, I am certainly OK waiting a little bit and finding the right fit. It’s really been about taking the time to identify the best person and player to bring in here.”

This Article Is Available Only to Recruiting Advantage members
 
Please log in to access premium TennisRecruiting.net content.
LOG IN
NOT REGISTERED?
Register Now For Free!
  • Content Updated Daily
  • Complete Rank Lists
  • Exclusive Articles
  • Recruit Interviews
It's Quick, Easy, and Free!
 

 
 K-SWISS
 
New: K-Swiss Ultrashot
 
100% Tennis
 
RECENT COMMITMENTS
12/15 Harry Kittredge chooses Washington & Lee
12/15 David Poudrier chooses Connecticut College
12/15 Rohan Gold chooses Oberlin
12/15 Casey Kania chooses Wesleyan (CT)
12/15 Margaret Carlton chooses Washington & Lee
12/15 Oliver Obeid chooses Tufts
12/15 Sofie Shen chooses Vassar
12/14 George Miller chooses Seattle
12/14 Renna Mohsen-Breen chooses Wesleyan (CT)
12/14 Alisha Chulani chooses CMS

Full Listings: Boys' Commits & Girls' Commits

 
 

Page updated on Sunday, December 15, 2019
Contact our web team with any corrections