William Smith: 2009 – 2010 Women’s College Squash Season Preview

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williamsmithGeneva, NY — The past four seasons have brought a lot of hardware to Geneva, New York.  After all, the William Smith Herons have captured two Walker Cups and last season’s Epps Cup.  For 2009 – 2010, the team has its sights set on capturing the Liberty League Championship and returning to the Walker Cup.

Senior Emily Hazenberg will serve as the Herons’ captain. She will lead an experienced team that returns ten players from last season. The team will also welcome three first-year students, Olivia Beckwith, Courtney Leous, and Julia Steck, who are expected to compete for positions in the middle of the team’s ladder.

Charitable endeavors are important to the William Smith squad.  Individual Herons players have participated in the “America Reads” program and HWS “Day of Service.”  Last season, the team even raised money to buy a local girl presents for the holidays.

The Herons are ready for the 2009 – 2010 season.

2008-2009 Season Recap

SEASON RECORD: 3-17
FINAL RANKING: 25th
NATIONAL TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS: 25th; 1st in Epps Cup (D Division)

2009-2010 Season Preview

Returning Players from Team Championships: Katie Mullen ’10 (3; All-Liberty League); Isabella Comstock ’11 (4); Medora Hartz ’10 (5; All-Liberty League honorable mention); Alexa Comstock ’11 (6); Sarah Hallberg ’10 (9; All-Liberty League honorable mention); Emily Hazenberg ’10; Madeleine Drouin ’11; Else Ross ’11; Sarah Cummings ’11; Katie Riordan ’12

Graduating Players from Team Championships: Lori Stump (1; All-Liberty League); Katie Baker (2; All-Liberty League); Megan Peterson (7); Ali Haseotes (8); Eliza Braendel (10)

Additions for the 2009-2010 Roster: Olivia Beckwith, Courtney Leous, and Julia Steck

Captain: Emily Hazenberg

Team Goals: To win the Liberty League championship and compete for the Walker Cup Championship

Key Matches: Saint Lawrence

To read other team previews, please visit the 2009 – 2010 College Squash Preview Page.