DIXON ON PLOCH: "She probably hits the hardest ball of anyone on the team. She's a natural lefty, so she has an outstanding backhand and is very competitive. She really likes to pound the ball from the backcourt with both the forehand and backhand and she has a serve that can out and out win the point with one strike. Maggie has a lot of match experience which she will bring to the team."
AS A FRESHMAN (SPRING 09 UPDATE)
AS A FRESHMAN (FALL 2008): Finished the fall season with a 2-1 singles record and 3-0 doubles mark ... All action came in the fall season's final event at the Big Green Invitational (11/7-11/9). Was one of the two stars of the weekend for UMass along with Laura Danai's 5-0 combined record ... After falling in her first collegiate singles match, came back strong with wins over Akron (6-3, 7-5) and Boston University (3-6, 7-5, 10-6) in consecutive days. The BU win was against two-time reigning First-Team All-America East member Yana Sadovskaya ... Teamed with Kaitlyn Carpenter for a perfect 3-0 doubles mark, posting wins over Syracuse (8-6), Akron (8-4), and Boston University (8-4).
PERSONAL: Magdalena Isabella Ploch ... Born December 8, 1988 in Bytom ... Daughter of Andrzej Ploch and Isabella Schuster-Ploch ... Sister of Sarah (14), Sebastian (12), and Marcel (10) ... Intends to be a Pre-Med major.
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