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

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Dartmouth College Hanover, NH — Dartmouth dominated the Kurtz Cup competition last year, dropping only a single match en route to the B Division title. Now the Big Green are looking to move up. “The team is excited to return to the courts and compete this year,” says Stephen Cunha, a sports information director for Dartmouth. “After capturing the Kurtz Cup a year ago, the Big Green are looking to return to the A Division of the Women’s National Team Championships and to compete for a national title against the top eight teams in the country.” Dartmouth has kept its numbers of outgoing and incoming players in balance; two seniors have graduated, and three new players — Jacqueline Barnes, Madeline Fraser, and Hunter Sechrest — are joining the team.  “As always the Ivy League schedule is a challenging one for Dartmouth and the team is looking forward to competing against some of the top teams and players in the country in conference and non-conference action,” says Cunha.

2012-2013 SEASON RECAP

Season Record: 9-8

Final Ranking: 9

Team Championships: 1st in the Kurtz Cup (B Division)

2013-2014 SEASON PREVIEW

Program Status: Varsity

Head Coach: Hansi Wiens

Returning Players from Team Championships: 2. Melina Turk (2014); 3. Nina Scott (2016); 5. Kate Nimmo (2014); 6. Kensy Balch (2014); 7. Tori Dewey (2016); 8. Lydie McKenzie (2016); 9. Helena Darling (2015); 10. Oona Morris (2015); 11. Sarah Caughey (2015)

Graduated/Non-Returning Players from 2012-2013 Team Championships: 1. Corey Schafer (2013); 4. Sarah Loucks (2013 – Scholar Athlete; Academic All Ivy)

Additions to the 2013-2014 Roster:

  • Expected to play in the top 3: Jacqueline Barnes
  • Expected to play in the bottom 3: Hunter Sechrest and Madeline Fraser

Captains: Melina Turk and Kate Nimmo

Team Goals: Top 8 finish

Key Matches: Brown, Columbia, Cornell, and Stanford

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