Wesleyan: 2012 – 2013 Women’s College Squash Season Preview

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Middletown, CT — “Fulfilling individual potential, helping others achieve their potential and exuding excellence are at the core of what we do and represent,” head coach Shona Kerr says of the Wesleyan women, a comment that applies to the Cardinals’ squash program as a whole. Fulfilling potential might bring Wesleyan back to the C Division finals, where they fell 2-7 to George Washington last season. The 2012-2013 edition of the Cardinals will feature all but one of the players who competed in the 2012 Walker Cup final, plus two new faces: Bridget Doherty and Claire Miller.  Kerr is optimistic about the team’s prospects: “The team continually evolves and develops and with a maturing squad this is an exciting time for the Wesleyan women’s team.” The Cardinals will be shooting for the B Division, but if they don’t make the cut, expect them to be serious contenders for the Walker Cup. Before championship season kicks off, the team can look forward to a week-long training trip with the men’s team. This year’s destination is yet to be announced, but in recent years the Cardinals have travelled to Arizona and California.

2011-2012 SEASON RECAP

Season Record: 14-14

Final Ranking: 18

Team Championships: 2nd in the Walker Cup (C Division)

2012-2013 SEASON PREVIEW

Program Status: Varsity

Head Coach: Shona Kerr

Returning Players from Team Championships: 1. Mary Foster (First Team All-NESCAC, NESCAC All-Academic); 2. Annie Maxwell; 3. Lauren Nelson; 4. Tanesha Jackson; 5. Grace Zimmerman; 6. Nell Schwed (NESCAC All-Academic); 7. Danielle Craig (Scholar Athlete, NESCAC All-Academic); 8. Kar-Anne Tan (NESCAC All-Academic); 10. Rosa Hayes (NESCAC All-Academic)

Graduated/Non-Returning Players from 2011-2012 Team Championships: 9. Meherazade Sumariwalla (NESCAC All-Academic);
Ashley Garrett

Additions to the 2012-2013 Roster: Bridget Doherty and Claire Miller

Captains: Grace Zimmerman and Danielle Craig

Team Goals: To win C division or move up to B division

Key Matches: All NESCAC opponents and any team ranked between 15-22

To read other team previews, please visit the 2012-2013 College Squash Season Previews page.