Nelle Youel
Nelle Youel

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Crystal Lake, Ill.

High School:
Crystal Lake Central

Height:
5-3


06/25/2013

Youel Claims USTA Midwest Championship; Advances to US Open National Playoff

Finishing with a 4-0 record, she did not drop a set in the tournament

06/24/2013

Huskie Nelle Youel Advances to USTA Midwest Region Sectional Final

With a win tomorrow, Youel has a chance to play in the US Open National Playoff Qualifier

05/16/2013

Northern Illinois Places Dekkinga, Youel on Academic All-MAC Team

Youel Also Named to Capital One Academic All-District At-Large Team by CoSIDA

04/25/2013

Huskies' Nelle Youel Garners First Team All-MAC Honor

50-Match Winner is First Northern Illinois All-League Player Since 2006

04/24/2013

NIU's Nelle Youel Named MAC Women's Tennis Player of the Week

Huskie Sophomore Honored for Third Time This Year

Fall 2012: Followed up on her successful 2011-12 season by opening the 2012 fall season with a 6-2 singles record ... Opened the season with three consecutive victories over Wichita State (6-1, 6-0), North Dakota (6-1, 6-0), and Wichita State (3-6, 6-4, 6-3) ... Won three consecutive matches for a second time defeating Illinois State (6-1, 6-1), Milwaukee (7-6, 1-6, 10-4), and Eastern Michigan (2-6, 6-1, 7-5) ... Youel received an invite to the prestigious USTA/ITA Midwest Regional singles draw, the first Huskie to receive such an invite in over a decade, and won her first match over Eastern Michigan ... Her run to compete in the USTA/ITA Indoor Collegiate Championships in Flushing, N.Y. at the USTA-Billie Jean King National Tennis Center came to an end in the second round ... In doubles play, Youel and her partner Arantza De La Torre finished with a 4-2 record, recording three consecutive victories over Valparaiso (8-3), DePaul (8-6), and Western Michigan (8-2) en route to a consolation title at the DePaul Invitational.

2011-2012: Finished her first fall season as a Huskie with a 6-3 record ... Won three consecutive matches on two separate occasions and was the only Huskie to finish the fall with a .500 or better record during singles play ... During doubles play partnered with Haley Dekkinga for a 6-2 record while winning their first three matches ... Her spring season was also successful with a 14-8 record ... Led the Huskies in wins (14) with two different three-match streaks and a four-match streak, defeating Southern Illinois (6-3, 2-6, 6-3), Milwaukee (6-4, 6-1), Bethune Cookman (6-4, 6-0), and Embry Riddle (6-1, 6-3) ... Went 11-11 in doubles play, partnering a majority of the time with Arantz De La Torre ... Won three consecutive matches against North Dakota (8-3) Bradley (8-4) and Eastern Illinois (8-4) ... Finished her rookie season as a Huskie with a team leading 38 victories.

Prior to NIU/High School: Garnered all-state honors all four years during high school...Compiled a 127-24 singles record while playing all four years at the No. 1 position...Led Crystal Lake Central to back-to-back sectional championships as a junior and senior...Also helped team collect a conference championship as a senior...Took first place at the Girls 18s Wisconsin Open in July 2010...Added a fifth place finish at the Girls 18s Midwest Open also in July 2010...Honored with the Sportsmanship Award at both the Midwest and Wisconsin Opens...Cracked the Top-100 national rankings in 2011 Tennis Recruiting Network class...Member of both varsity basketball and soccer teams while at CLCHS...Named to the All-State Academic Team in the spring of 2011...Made high honor roll all four years while at CLCHS.

Personal: Born June 25, 1993, in McHenry, Ill. ...Daughter of Curt and Therese Youel...Intends to major in spanish education...Admires Roger Federer and Serena Williams.