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Nicolina Tessitore

Wallingford, Conn.
Choate Rosemary Hall
High School
Nicolina Tessitore - Women's Squash - Virginia Cavaliers


  • ACC Academic Honor Roll
  • Finished the season 8-10 playing primarily at 8


  • Compiled a record of 7-1 in her debut season with the Cavaliers
  • Won three matches at the MASC Championships over Georgetown
  • Won her exhibition match with Drexel’s Katerina Cummings at the MASC Championships
  • Notched a win over No.3 Princeton’s Anna Goodman at the CSA Team Championships
  • Played exhibition matches at the 10 position against Columbia and Dartmouth


  • Runner-up finish at the 2019 Girls II Class A New England Prep Championships with Choate
  • 2018 recipient of the Choate Athletic Department’s Wallis/Sullivan Award for Greatest Contribution to Athletics
  • 2019 Choate Squash Tom Generous Award
  • Has played for US Squash since 2013, including being a top-10 finisher at the 2018 Hong Kong Open
  • Ranked as high as No. 8 in the U-17 national rankings
  • Seventh-place finish at the 2019 West Coast Junior Championship and sixth at the 2019 Spector Philadelphia Junior Championship
  • Former high school teammate of current Cavalier freshman Meagan Best


  • Daughter of Rebecca and Joe Tessitore
  • Has an older brother, John Tessitore, who plays football at Boston College
  • Her father Joe Tessitore, is a sportscaster for ABC and ESPN