Sanne Louwers has been hired as the Utah State women’s tennis assistant coach, head coach Sean McInerney announced Friday.

“I would like to thank Sean and the Utah State athletic department for this opportunity,” Louwers said. “I am very excited to be part of the Aggie family. Over the years, this program has established itself as a highly ranked program in the region and country. I look forward to help further develop this program and to see all the improvements of the girls.”

Louwers, who is from Nuenen, Netherlands, was previously an assistant coach at Southern Utah. Before her job at SUU, Louwers was an assistant coach for one season at LIU Brooklyn, where she played for four seasons (2011-2015). Louwers graduated with a bachelor’s degree in management and marketing at LIU Brooklyn and was in the MBA program for a year during her time at SUU.

As a player at LIU Brooklyn, Louwers was named the 2013-14 Northeast Conference Women’s Tennis Player of the Year, the 2011-12 NEC Rookie of the Year and earned all-NEC honors three years in a row. As a freshman, Louwers went 8-2 in doubles and 9-2 in singles, finishing with a conference record of 4-0 and 3-1, respectively. In her sophomore season, Louwers was 16-5 and 4-0 in conference play in doubles and 18-6 in singles, including 5-0 in conference matches. As a junior, Louwers went 14-8 in singles and 9-8 in doubles, including 4-0 and 2-2 in conference play, respectively. As a senior, Louwers went 11-5 and 10-2 at the No. 1 spot in singles and doubles, respectively.

Ashley Springer is a student at Utah State University studying journalism and communication. Springer is an intern with the USU athletic department's media relations.