Lancaster, PA — Franklin & Marshall, last season’s 22nd ranked team, wants to enter the top 20. Coach John White is even talking about competing in the Kurtz Cup at the National Team Championships (Howe Cup). These goals will only be realized if the team is mentally focused and in top physical condition. According to White, the team “is going to be in very very good shape this season!”
Seniors Courtney Mulligan and Dana Russo will captain the nine returning players. In addition, first-year students Chelsea Ross and Katherine Bares will be joining the Diplomats.
The team is excited about its new five-court video system, which will allow for video recording and analysis of practices. It will also allow for live streaming of matches. The system even has microphones embedded on each court to bring the complete experience to web viewers.
2008-2009 Season Recap
SEASON RECORD: 8-11
FINAL RANKING: 22nd
NATIONAL TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS: 22nd; 6th in Walker Cup (C Division)
2009-2010 Season Preview
Returning Players from Team Championships: Morgan Smith ’12 (1); Ellie Foster ’12 (2); Sheena Suckoo ’12 (4); Courtney Mulligan ’10 (5); Gabby Robinson ’12(6); Alexandra Woods ’12 (8); Tanya Arora ’12 (9); Dana Russo ’10 (10); Ally Warshaver ’11 (12)
Graduating Players from Team Championships: Davinia Buckley (3); Kelsey Tylus (7); Erin Jaffe (11)
Additions for the 2009-2010 Roster:
- Expected to compete for the 4 through 6 ladder positions: Chelsea Ross
- Expected to compete for the 7 through 9 ladder positions: Katherine Barnes
Captains: Courtney Mulligan and Dana Russo
Team Goals: To move into the top 16
Key Matches: Vassar, Wesleyan, and Colby
To read other team previews, please visit the 2009 – 2010 College Squash Preview Page.
(Photo Credit: Michael T. Bello)