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

While Wesleyan Women’s Squash will feature a deep lineup with eight of their ten starters from last year returning this season, the team may also have the biggest shoes to fill of any team in the College Squash Association this year.  Laila Samy graduated from Wesleyan this past spring with numerous accolades to her name: Betty Richey Award winner, four-time All-American, two-time NESCAC Player of the Year and NESCAC Rookie of the Year, 80-1 regular season dual match record.  Replacing her at the top of Wesleyan’s ladder will be one tall task, but reinforcements are on the way in the form of three incoming first-year players.  Those newcomers combined with the young but experienced roster creates a strong foundation on which to build for success this year and beyond.  Coach Shona Kerr and her squad will look to maintain their Top-20 ranking with regular season matches against reigning Walker Cup championships Bates, a Dickinson team on the rise, and Franklin & Marshall.

2017-2018 SEASON RECAP

Season Record:  11-13

Final Ranking:  20

Team Championships Result:  4th in the Walker Cup (C Division)


Head Coach:  Shona Kerr

Returning Players from Team Championships:

  1. Aditi Prasad; 3. Ananya Vir; 4. Josephine Russ; 5. Natasha Feenstra; 6. Nina Premutico; 8. Sarah Clothier; 9. Alessandra Lampietti; 10. Sofia Melian-Morse

Graduated/Non-Returning Players from Team Championships:

  1. Laila Samy; 7. Tatum Leclair

Additions to 2018-2019 Roster:

  • Carly Blue
  • Sydney Kim
  • Annie Roach

Key Matches:  Dickinson, Franklin & Marshall, Bates, Hamilton

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