California Berkeley: 2013 – 2014 Women’s College Squash Season Preview

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California Berkeley, University of Berkeley, CA — Cal’s goals for this season focus on growing the program. Co-captain Kimberly Lin outlines four goals for the team: increasing the team’s presence and awareness in the community; growing the club program through recruitment; attending more CSA-affiliated tournaments; and fundraising and finding a steady funding source for the team. “We are very cohesive, ambitious and hardworking towards making the squash program in Cal more prominent,” says Lin. “We are also very diverse with students from over five countries.” One of the team’s plans for the season is to host a fundraising tournament for the community with clubs in the Berkeley area. While the team did lose its top four players, seniors Ann Huang and Mindy Huynh will be joining the team. Cal has identified Smith as a key opponent for this season. “We were pretty equal in skill level [last season], and if we defeat them this year it could be an indication of our progress,” says Lin. The two teams played three times last year, with Smith winning 6-3 each time. Due to graduation losses and study abroad, both teams will have to field teams with new players, and they may be in for another set of close matches this season.

2012-2013 SEASON RECAP

Season Record: 1-10

Final Ranking: 36

Team Championships: 4th in the E Division

2013-2014 SEASON PREVIEW

Program Status: Club

Head Coach: Lauren Patrizio

Returning Players from Team Championships: 5. Yijing Yu (2015); 6. Kimberly Lin (2015); 7. Jennifer Ho (2016); 8. Ashley Tsai (2015); 9. Scarlett Varney (2016); 10. Xina Sun (2014)

Graduated/Non-Returning Players from 2012-2013 Team Championships: 1. Nicola Bradshaw (2014 – exchange student); 2. Catrina Gotuaco (2013); 3. Eugenia Kang (2015 – exchange student); 4. Alice Liddell (2014)

Additions to the 2013-2014 Roster: Ann Huang (2014) and Mindy Huynh (2014)

Captains: Kimberly Lin and Yijing Yu

Team Goals: Grow the program

Key Matches: Smith College

To read other team previews, please visit the 2013-2014 College Squash Season Previews page.