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

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Haverford College Haverford, PA — The Fords are not ones to rest on their laurels. “The team is proud of winning their division last year but every season brings new challenges and very tough teams so we will have our work cut out for us,” says head coach Niki Clement. “I expect there will be a lot of hard work and productivity happening this season.” Haverford narrowly beat out Tufts in the E Division final last year, and the Jumbos will be a key opponent for Haverford again this season, along with Johns Hopkins and Northeastern. Clement has outlined a number of goals for the squad: improving as a team regarding performance (playing well under pressure, mental preparation and focus, and working as a group towards cohesion and positive experiences); improving as individual squash players (understanding the game more and more, exploring new aspects of their individual games that bring them to new levels, etc.); continuing to climb up the rankings; and enjoying the game. “I am looking forward to this season because of the enthusiasm and attitude that the group brings,” Clement says. “There are so many players on the team who want to catapult their game to the next level and as coach I cannot ask for anything more.”

2012-2013 SEASON RECAP

Season Record: 7-11

Final Ranking: 33

Team Championships: 1st in the E Division

2013-2014 SEASON PREVIEW

Program Status: Varsity

Head Coach: Niki Clement

Returning Players from Team Championships: 1. Caroline Nightingale (2014); 2. Bethany Simmonds (2016); 7. Sarah Madigan (2016); 10. Alyssa Kaden (2016);

Abroad During the Fall Semeter: 3. Alexandra Love (2015); 6. Samara Flug (2015)

Graduated/Non-Returning Players from 2012-2013 Team Championships: 4. Alisa Tirado Strayer (2013); 5. Randee Johnson (2013); 8. Hannah Miller (2013); 9. Miriam Fuchs (2013)

Additions to the 2013-2014 Roster: Isabel Agnew (Wayneflete School, ME) and Rachel Garnick (William Penn Charter School, PA)

Captain: Caroline Nightingale

Team Goals: Improve all aspects of the game

Key Matches: Johns Hopkins, Northeastern, and Tufts

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