Johns Hopkins: 2012 – 2013 Women’s College Squash Season Preview

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Baltimore, MD — Hopkins co-captain Jess Teng is excited about the Blue Jays’ prospects for this season.”We are sure that this year, our 4th year, will be the best one yet,” she reports. The team has increased and intensified its practice schedule, and they’re targeting fitness this year with the help of a coach. But as Teng explains, the Blue Jays are thinking beyond this season.  “We want to show everyone, especially our university, that we are serious contenders and that we are ready to play at varsity level within the near future. This year’s intake of new players is expected to reach at least 6 or 7 people and we are very excited to have our team grow by such a substantial number. We have a full schedule planned ahead including some challenging matches,” she says. Hopkins put up a great fight in the E Division title match last year and should continue their steady improvement into this season.

2011-2012 SEASON RECAP

Season Record: 5-6

Final Ranking: 34

Team Championships: 2nd in the E Division

2012-2013 SEASON PREVIEW

Program Status: Club

Returning Players from Team Championships: 1. Alexandra Guttentag; 2. Louisa Drake; 4. Casey Macguire; 5. Dorothy Kim; 6. Alison Bellows; 7. Hilary Paisley; 8. Madalyn Vershay; 9. Jess Teng

Graduated/Non-Returning Players from 2011-2012 Team Championships:  3. Lydia Hellwig

Additions to the 2012-2013 Roster:

  • Expected to play in the middle 3: Gabby Nyirjesy and Libba King
  • Expected to play in the bottom 3: Molly Pitegoff and Callie Plapinger

Captains: Dorothy Kim and Jess Teng

Team Goals: To build upon and improve from last season’s results, and to make the D Division at the Women’s National Team Championships

Key Matches: UVA and Georgetown

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