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

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After a season in which they set a program record for wins in a single year, Vassar Women’s Squash will turn their sights this year to improving their national ranking. Doing so and matching last year’s success rate could be tough as they lose five of last year’s top eight players in their lineup.  Coach David Ames will try to fill those holes with his five incoming first-year players.  Through strategic scheduling, he will also hope that his young squad will feel comfortable adjusting to the college game, playing at home during three different regular season round robin weekends.  They will have a home-and-home series with top rival Haverford and will also look to take down one of their fellow Seven Sisters, Mount Holyoke.

2017-2018 SEASON RECAP

Season Record: 15-8

Final Ranking:  29

Team Championships Result:  5th in the Epps Cup (D Division)

2018-2019 SEASON PREVIEW

Head Coach:  David Ames

Returning Players from Team Championships:

  1. Sydney Nemphos; 4. Alessandra Pilkington; 6. Samantha Henderson; 9. Julia Pollak; 10. Amanda Watson

Graduated/Non-Returning Players from Team Championships:

  1. Hannah Nice; 3. Jiamin Wu; 5. Cherylann Mucciolo; 7. Emma Glickman; 8. Kelly Rissman

Additions to 2018-2019 Roster:

  • Maya Bernard
  • Claire Coss
  • Natalia Fischl-Lanzoni
  • Lilly Hammer
  • Allegra von Hirschberg

Key Matches:  Mount Holyoke, Georgetown, Haverford, Northeastern

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