Colgate: 2014 – 2015 Women’s College Squash Season Preview


Colgate UniversityHamilton, NY — On the Colgate campus, there is a lot of interest in the squash team. After all, the squad finished last season as the runners up in the E Division at Team Championships and concluded the year as the 34th-ranked team in the nation. So it is no surprise that the team has 24 players interested in joining the team. After losing two players from Team Championships to graduation and having three other players abroad during parts of the upcoming season, new team members will be crucial for Colgate. According to Head Coach Ben Oliver, “This year, our goals are to continue to build on that momentum, play a full and competitive season, and to return to Nationals with the goal of winning the E Division.” The team will focus on matches with Haverford, last season’s E Division winners, and Northeastern. For Colgate to accomplish their goals, incorporating new players into the line-up will be key.

2013-2014 SEASON RECAP

Season Record: 4-8

Final Ranking: 34

Team Championships: 2nd in the E Division

By the Numbers (From US Squash): 5-4 Matches Won: 1 of 1… Position with the Most Wins: #7s had 6 Wins


Program Status: Emerging Club

Head Coach: Ben Oliver

Returning Players from Team Championships: 1. Elsie Widing (2015); 2. Emily Dowling (2017); 4. Courtney McGill (2016); 5. Gracie Rentschler (2016); 6. Kayleigh Bhangdia  (2016, abroad during the Spring); 7. Haley Shaughnessy  (2016, abroad during the Spring)

Abroad During the Fall Semester: 9. Natalie Abrams (2016)

Graduated/Non-Returning Players from Team Championships: 3. Becca Fine (2014); 8. Morgan McCollum (2014); Hanna Atwood (2014)

Captains: Gracie Rentschler and Courtney McGill

Team Goals: To win the E Division

Key Matches: Northeastern

To read other team previews, please visit the 2014-2015 College Squash Season Previews page.