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Williams: 2018-2019 Women’s College Squash Season Preview

After finishing 12th in the country for the third time in four years, the Williams College women will look to break through that barrier in 2018-2019.  This will not be an easy task for Zafi Levy’s Ephs, who lose their top two players, First Team All-NESCAC performers Nicole Friedman and Hayley Parsons, to graduation.  Fortunately, Second Team All-NESCAC members Julia Ward and Esther Baek lead the returning players, who are joined by three incoming first-years.  Brown University will be tough opponents again this year, joined by new challengers from the mid-Atlantic region moving up the rankings – Drexel, George Washington, and Virginia.

2017-2018 SEASON RECAP

Season Record:  15-12

Final Ranking:  12

Team Championships Result:  4th in the Kurtz Cup (B Division)


Head Coach:  Zafi Levy

Returning Players from Team Championships:

  1. Julia Ward; 4. Esther Baek; 6. Sarah Willwerth; 7. Abigail LeBlanc; 8. Melissa Swann; 10. Anna Nicholson

Graduated/Non-Returning Players from Team Championships:

  1. Nicole Friedman; 2. Hayley Parsons; 5. Ananya Mahalingam-Dhingra; 9. Caroline Hogan

Additions to 2018-2019 Roster:

  • Cricket Dotson
  • Aled Pear
  • Kathryn Wright

Key Matches:  Drexel, Dartmouth, Virginia, George Washington, Brown

To read season previews for other CSA teams, please visit the 2018-2019 College Squash Season Previews page.