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

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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)

2018-2019 SEASON PREVIEW

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.