Andrew La Cava
Hometown – Bellevue, WA
High School – Seattle Prep
Major – Economics
Class of of 2014
Parents – Vince and Wendy La Cava
- NWC 1st Team All Conference
- All-American Doubles
- All-American Singles
- Boerleske Award (outstanding Male Athlete)
- ITA Senior Player of the Year NCAA III West Region
- NWC 1st team All Conference
- All-American Doubles
- All-American (Singles)
- NWC Player of the Year
- Whitman College Outstanding Sophomore Performer
- Team vote MVP
- All-American (Singles and Doubles)
- NWC All-Conference 1st Team
- Whitman College Outstanding Freshman Performer
- Team vote outstanding Freshman
Fall 2012 Rankings (Nov, 2012)
ITA Wrap-up (Oct, 2012)
ITA National Finals (Oct, 2012)
ITA National First Round (Oct, 2012)
ITA Play in day (Oct, 2012)
Round two of the NCAA’s (May, 2012)
Round one of NCAA’s (May, 2012)
Individual NCAA’s (May, 2012)
Whitman College Athletic Banquet (May, 2012)
NWC Player of the Year (April, 2012)
Yellow Jersey (April, 2012)
NWC Player of the Week (March, 2012)
NWC Player of the Week (Feb, 2012)
Yellow Jersey (Jan, 2012)
Coaches Corner – Andrew has guided the Whitman to outstanding results the past three years. As a sophomore Andrew was named NWC Player of the Year and participated in the NCAA singles championship. He finished the year in the top 20 in singles.
Andrew started off both the 2013 and 2014 season by partnering with James Rivers to take the Regional ITA doubles title. At the fall nationals Andrew and James advanced to the national championship match before losing a close match to the #1 team from Williams (in 2013) and Middlebury (2014). In the 2013 fall ITA Andrew once again won the singles title (3rd time). In 2013 Andrew and partner Colton Malesovas were invited to the NCAA D3 national doubles tournament where they lost to the #2 seeds from Washington University 7-6 in the 3rd set.
Andrew made it into Whitman’s tennis covenanted “century club” at the start of his junior season. Andrew is also a 6 time All-American.
Andrew is a throwback to players of old — he is a natural serve and volley player who possesses deft hands at the net. He is a bit like the “road runner” on the court — he is quick around the court and can cover about anything, but watch out when he gets a short ball because he is coming to the net!
Andrew is probably one of the best doubles players in DIII tennis. He closes hard, crosses and is a forceful presence at the net. His doubles play and strategies have helped the entire Whitman team to become better players.
A young man with a bright easy smile, Andrew is a dream to be around and have as a teammate.
Official Whitman Profile
Freshman season (2010-11) – Made immediate impact in first month on campus, winning singles and doubles titles at ITA’s Pacific Northwest fall tournament … Advanced to ITA’s Small College National Championships in Mobile, Ala., losing 6-3, 4-6, 7-5 to Trinity (Texas) senior Bobby Cocanougher … La Cava and doubles partner Conor Holton-Burke suffered same hard-luck fate at nationals, dropping their opener in three close sets … Earned All-Northwest Conference First-Team honors during spring season, posting records of 14-6 (9-0 NWC) in singles, playing mostly at No. 2, and 14-8 (8-1 NWC) in doubles, primarily with Holton-Burke at No. 1 … Was part of two team points, winning in singles and doubles, as Whitman blanked Willamette 5-0 in finals of NWC playoffs … Also notched two team points in 5-0 semifinal win over Pacific … Teamed with Holton-Burke for huge 8-2 victory at No. 1 doubles, beating top-ranked doubles team in nation as Whitman toppled ninth-ranked Trinity (Texas) during Spring Break match in California … Contributed wins in singles and doubles in Spring Break victory over Swarthmore
Prep Played tennis for Seattle Prep where he was a two-time Class 3-A State Doubles Champ and led his team to three consecutive appearances at the High School All American Foundation Team Championships in Newport Beach, CA, where he had notable wins in singles and doubles. During Andrew’s Junior and Senior years, Seattle Prep took home the boys State team title as well.
Personal Son of Vince and Wendy La Cava…father played tennis at Navy…has one younger brother – Nick, who plays premier club and high school soccer and runs Cross Country in the off-season..Andrew enjoys reading, playing soccer, rock climbing and keeping in shape.