Northeastern: 2013 – 2014 Women’s College Squash Season Preview

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Northeastern University Boston, MA — Northeastern competed in the D Division at the 2013 Women’s National Team Championships. The Huskies had a rough go of it in the Epps Cup competition, suffering three straight losses in the tournament to close out the season. However, Northeastern put up a fight, and they won two or more matches in each contest during the event. This season, the Huskies’ goal is to improve their team ranking. In their favor is the fact that five of the top six players from last year’s championship line-up will be back in action. Cami Viola, who was away from the team on an internship, will also be back and should play in the upper half of the ladder. The team will be even stronger in the spring semester when Hoai Tran returns from study abroad; Tran played number 7 last season. There’s also more good news for the future: only one returner, co-captain Olivia Simone, is a senior. Sara Grisales-Olaya, who played number 9 last year, should also return to the team when she completes study abroad. Last year’s championships will be an experience the team can learn from for the future.

2012-2013 SEASON RECAP

Season Record: 4-16

Final Ranking: 32

Team Championships: 8th in the Epps Cup (D Division)

2013-2014 SEASON PREVIEW

Program Status: Emerging Club

Returning Players from Team Championships: 1. Jenny Janeck (2016); 2. Olivia Simone (2014); 3. Kitty Cheung (2016); 5. Amanda Georgescu (2015); 6. Hailie Seohyun Joo (2017);

Studying Abroad: 7. Hoai Tran (2015 – first semester); and 9. Sara Grisales-Olaya (2015);

Graduated/Non-Returning Players from 2012-2013 Team Championships: 4. Carly Evans (2013); 8. Sarah Ganley (2013);

Additions to the 2013-2014 Roster:

  • Expected to play in the top 5: Cami Viola (returning from internship)

Captains: Amanda Georgescu and Olivia Simone

Team Goals: To improve ranking

Key Matches: John Hopkins

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