Elyse Smilnak
Elyse Smilnak
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Hollidaysburg, Pa.
High School: Hollidaysburg
Major: Neuroscience and Hispanic Studies
  • Four-year letterwinner who won 48 doubles matches and 17 singles matches during her career at Scranton
  • Earned All-Landmark Conference Second Team honors for doubles play as a senior
  • Registered a 17-14 singles record and a 48-11 doubles record for her career
  • Finished her career second in program history in doubles winning percentage (.774) and third in career doubles wins
  • Went 8-5 in singles play and 24-2 in doubles play in Landmark Conference matches

Senior Year (2018-19)

  • Match-by-Match Statistics
  • Earned All-Landmark Conference Second Team honors in doubles
  • Posted a 15-3 record at #3 doubles with partner Claire Loughlin including a perfect 7-0 mark in Landmark Conference play
  • Won final 10 doubles matches and recorded victories in the Landmark Conference Semifinal and Championship matches

Junior Year (2017-18)

  • Match-by-Match Statistics
  • Posted a 5-3 record in singles matches including a 1-1 mark in Landmark Conference action
  • Went 3-1 at #6 singles, 2-1 at #5 singles, and 0-1 at #4 singles
  • Claimed a 6-3, 6-0 victory at #6 singles against Elizabethtown in the Landmark Conference semifinals on May 1 at the Royal Courts
  • Logged a 15-2 record in doubles competition including a perfect 6-0 in Landmark Conference matches
  • Tied for the fifth most doubles wins in a season and had the 11th best doubles winning percentage in a season in Scranton history
  • Played in all 17 doubles matches at the #3 flight
  • Won 14 doubles matches in a row before falling to Williams in the second round of the NCAA Tournament
  • Went 3-1 in postseason doubles matches
  • Notched an 8-4 win against Elizabethtown in the Landmark Conference semifinals before picking up an 8-1 triumph against Catholic in the Landmark Conference championship match
  • Also earned an 8-0 victory against Gwynedd Mercy in the first round of the NCAA Tournament

Sophomore Season (2016-17)

  • Match-by-Match Statistics
  • Won five singles matches throughout her second season in the program
  • Was 4-2 in the number four spot in the starting line-up
  • Posted an 8-5 mark in doubles action for the year, going 5-1 in Landmark Conference matches
  • Partnered with Katherine Loughlin late in the year and posted a 6-3 record
  • In the Landmark Conference semifinals at Drew on May 3, she was a two-time winner in doubles and singles in Scranton's 5-2 upset win over the top-seeded Rangers
  • Put Scranton up 3-0 with a thrilling 9-7 win with Loughlin in doubles, then posted a straight set (6-3, 6-0) win at number four singles to put the Royals up 4-1 in the match

Freshman Season (2015-16)

  • Match-by-Match Statistics
  • Went 7-3 in her first season in the program in singles play, going 5-1 in Landmark Conference matches for the year.
  • Posted a 6-3 mark in the sixth spot in the lineup for the Royals.
  • Was just as successful in doubles play in her freshman season, going 10-4 overall.
  • Partnered with Courtney Barron to go 9-3 overall and 6-1 in Landmark Conference matches.
  • Tandem won seven of eight matches to end the regular season, helping Scranton rattle off a seven match winning streak.


  • All-Landmark Conference Second Team Doubles (2019)
  • Landmark Conference All-Sportsmanship Team (2017, 2019)
  • Landmark Conference Academic Honor Roll (2017, 2018, 2019)

High school/Personal

  • Daughter of Jim and Karen Smilnak.