Mount Holyoke: 2018-2019 Women’s College Squash Season Preview

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Two-time defending Seven Sisters Champions Mount Holyoke enters 2018-2019 looking to get the most out of this upcoming season.  They will certainly have the squad to do it with four incoming players scheduled to challenge for only two open spots in the starting order.  The two vacated spots carry quite a bit of weight as now-graduated senior co-captains Brandy Williamson and Emily Chang played in the Number 1 and Number 3 positions, respectively.  Having an experienced and deep squad with newcomers regularly pushing the returners will help the Lyons reach their goals of playing with confidence and a positive mindset throughout the season.  Mount Holyoke is surrounded in the rankings by teams aiming to step up their games in 2019, and they will have to do the same in order to keep pace.

2017-2018 SEASON RECAP

Season Record:  8-14

Final Ranking:  28

Team Championships Result:  4th in the Epps Cup (D Division)

2018-2019 SEASON PREVIEW

Head Coach:  Erin Robson

Returning Players from Team Championships:

  1. Ragini Ghose; 4. Jennifer Mbah; 5. Lessly Portillo; 6. Kuzivakwashe Madungwe; 7. Tanishka Sachidanand; 8. Nicole Lara Granados; 9. Emma Robson; 10. Genesis Lara Granados

Graduated/Non-Returning Players from Team Championships:

  1. Brandy Williamson; 3. Emily Chang

Additions to 2018-2019 Roster:

  • Mihiliya Kalaha Arachchige
  • Giselle Cabrera
  • Melissa Marquez
  • Maeve Watts-Roy

Team Goal:  To play with confidence and a positive mindset in every match.

Key Matches:  Vassar, Conn College, Haverford, William Smith

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