Philadelphia, PA — Two years ago, Penn made it to the finals of the Women’s National Team Championships (Howe Cup), where the Quakers lost 6-3 to Harvard. When the team came back last fall, they were missing almost half the players from that squad, as four seniors from the 2009-2010 top nine had graduated.
This season it’s a different story for Penn. The team has only lost one senior to graduation and will bring in four first-year players: Colleen Fehm, Leslie Gill, Jennie Shulkin, and Lindsay Wong. The Quakers will be a young squad, with no seniors on the roster. The good news? Whatever they achieve this season will only be the beginning, and the entire squad will be more experienced in 2012-2013.
The Quakers open Ivy League play with a chance to avenge a first-round 2-7 loss to Princeton at last year’s Howe Cup. Penn will host Princeton on December 3rd.
2010-2011 SEASON RECAP
Season Record: 10-4
Final Ranking: 5
Team Championships: 5th in Howe Cup (A Division)
2011-2012 SEASON PREVIEW
Program Status: Varsity
Head Coach: Jack Wyant
Returning Players from Team Championships: (1) Nabilla Ariffin (All-Ivy League Team, Second Team All-American); (2) Rachael Goh (All-Ivy League Team, First Team All-American); (4) Yarden Odinak (Second Team All-American); (5) Pia Trikha (Second Team All-American); (6) Courtney Jones; (7) Stephanie Vogel; (8) Chloe Blacker; (9) Hyland Murphy; (11) Jackie Koehn
Graduated/Non-returning players from 2010-2011 Team: (3) Annie Madeira (All-Ivy League Team, Second Team All-American, Academic All-Ivy League)
Additions to the 2011-2012 roster: Colleen Fehm, Leslie Gill, Jennie Shulkin, and Lindsay Wong
Captains: Nabilla Ariffin and Pia Trikha
To read other team previews, please visit the 2011-2012 College Squash Season Previews page.