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

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Brown UniversityProvidence, RI — This season, Brown is looking to maintain their position in the top flight of the National Team Championship. Last season’s late victory over Dartmouth vaulted the Bears into the Howe Cup. Brown will be challenged with matches against Columbia, Dartmouth, Stanford, and Williams. “This season we look to keep improving individually and gel together as a team once again,” explains assistant coach Chris Sachvie. “Competing for a spot in the top 8 is our goal for the rankings.” The Bears’ coaching staff credits last season’s success to “unbelievable team chemistry and work ethic which will without a doubt be the case again this year.” Brown is losing two players from last season’s top 9; however, they have three incoming players, including two players who are expected to play in the top 5.  This will strengthen a line-up that returns its top 3 from last season. The late season match with Dartmouth may hold the key for the Bears’ success this season.

2012-2013 SEASON RECAP

Season Record: 11-9

Final Ranking: 8

Team Championships: 8th in the Howe Cup (A Division)

2013-2014 SEASON PREVIEW

Program Status: Varsity

Head Coach: Stuart le Gassick

Returning Players from Team Championships: 1. Dori Rahbar (2014 – Scholar Athlete); 2. Sarah Domenick (2014 – Scholar Athlete); 5. Katherine Elliott-Moskwa (2015); 6. Isabel Pitaro (2016); 7. Skylar Murhpy (2016); 9. Emily Richmond (2016);

Studying Abroad in the Fall: 3. Mina Shakarshy (2015); and 11. Alex White (2015);

Graduated/Non-Returning Players from 2012-2013 Team Championships: 4. Sarah Crosky (2013 – Scholar Athlete); 8. Sarah Beresford (2013 – Scholar Athlete); 10. Lydia Smith (2013 – Scholar Athlete); and Kyla Harrington

Additions to the 2013-2014 Roster:

  • Expected to play in the top 5: Hannah Hay-Smith (Catlin Gabel School) and Isabel Scherl (Tenafly High School)
  • Expected to play in the top 9: Antonia Chapman (St. Paul’s School)

Captains: Dori Rahbar and Sarah Domenick

Team Goals: Compete for a top-8 position

Key Matches: Columbia, Dartmouth, Stanford, and Williams

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