St. Lawrence: 2013 – 2014 Women’s College Squash Season Preview

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St. Lawrence UniversityCanton, NY — Even with the success of the men’s program the past few seasons, the St. Lawrence women should not be overlooked. They have been a contender in the Epps Cup the past few seasons and the team would like to move up the rankings. Head coach Chris Abplanalp and second year assistant Pamela Larromana are very optimistic about the upcoming season. The Saints only graduated two players from the 2013 Women’s National Team Championships and three of the four incoming players are expected to compete for positions at the top of the ladder. “We are in a good position to improve on our ranking and compete in every match we play,” explains Abplanalp. This season, the Saints are looking at key matches with Bowdoin, Colby, Wesleyan, and William Smith to be the barometer of their improvement. The Saints clearly have their eye on moving into the Walker Cup this season at the Women’s National Team Championships.

2012-2013 SEASON RECAP

Season Record: 6-11

Final Ranking: 27

Team Championships: 3rd in the Epps Cup (D Division)

2013-2014 SEASON PREVIEW

Program Status: Varsity

Head Coach: Chris Abplanalp

Returning Players from Team Championships: 1. Brigitte Tousignant (2015); 3. Valeria Quan (2016); 4. Sarah Neilson (2016); 5. Brittany Coxe (2014); 7. Parker Benedict (2014); 8. Carolyn Fisher (2014); 9. Elizabeth Levering (2014); 10. Bobbi Lesser (2015);

Graduated/Non-Returning Players from 2012-2013 Team Championships: 2. Frances Robinson (2013); 6. Corey McHugh (2013)

Additions to the 2013-2014 Roster:

  • Expected to play in the top 3: Jill Baker, Emily Terry, and Zoe Kagan
  • Expected to play in the bottom 3: Paige Buchanan

Captains: Brittany Coxe and Carolyn Fisher

Team Goals: Improve on our ranking from last season and compete in every match we play.

Key Matches: Bowdoin, Colby, Wesleyan, and William Smith

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