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

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The Stanford Women’s Squash team has found a home in the top 8 of the CSA rankings in recent years, and, after temporarily creeping into the top 4 last year, they will hope to finish the year there in 2019. At coach Mark Talbott’s disposal this season will be what he calls “the strongest women’s team Stanford has ever had”.  Those are strong words considering the 2017-2018 version of the team lead the CSA in total team victories with 16.  The balanced lineup that Talbott touts includes returners in the top three positions, including CSA Second Team All-American Casey Wong, six returning starters overall, and three promising first-years. Without as many teams planning to travel to the west coast this year, Stanford will play a lower number of matches overall.  The caliber of their opponents, however, will not be limited, as they will meet each of the other top 8 ranked teams during this year’s regular season.

2017-2018 SEASON RECAP

Season Record:  16-4

Final Ranking:  5

Team Championships Result:  5th in the Howe Cup (A Division)

2018-2019 SEASON PREVIEW

Head Coach:  Mark Talbott

Returning Players from Team Championships:

  1. Casey Wong; 2. Chloe Chemtob; 3. Tara Shannon; 5. Caroline Neave; 7. Lucy Rowe; 9. Juliette Love

Graduated/Non-Returning Players from Team Championships:

  1. Sarah Bell; 6. Christina Huchro; 8. Sumrin Mudgil; 10. Tatyanna Dadabbo

Additions to 2018-2019 Roster:

  • Amita Gondi
  • Avery McCall
  • Elena Wagenmans

Team Goal:  “I think this is the strongest women’s team Stanford has ever had. We are more balanced this year top to bottom.”

Key Matches:  Penn, Princeton, Columbia, Cornell, Yale

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