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

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While they achieved many great successes in 2018 finishing the year ranked third in the country, the Princeton Women’s Squash team could not match their seeding at the CSA Team National Championships, losing to Trinity in a closely contested semifinal.  This year, they are back with a vengeance, ready to battle to the peak of women’s college squash.  Providing a major boost to that quest for the trophy are four very strong recruits that Head Coach Gail Ramsay adds to her lineup.  The top ranked junior players from the United States, Canada, and Hong Kong join forces to fill the shoes of departed seniors Olivia Fiechter (Number 1 player) and Kira Keating (Number 7).  Combining the four super incoming first-years with reigning Ivy League Rookie of the Year Raneem El Torky and sophomore Number 3 player Grace Doyle gives Ramsay a formidable lineup that is built to compete at the highest level both this year and down the road.  Harvard poses the biggest threat to Princeton’s pursuit of Ivy League and National Championships, but like the past several years, the Tigers will not be able to overlook matches with Trinity, Yale, and Stanford during the regular season.

2017-2018 SEASON RECAP

Season Record:  15-2

Final Ranking:  3

Team Championships Result:  3rd in the Howe Cup (A Division)

2018-2019 SEASON PREVIEW

Head Coach:  Gail Ramsay

Returning Players from Team Championships:

  1. Raneem El Torky; 3. Grace Doyle; 4. Samantha Chai; 5. Morgan Steelman; 6. Emme Leonard; 8. Isabel Hirshberg; 9. Madison Soukup; 10. Kate Feeley

Graduated/Non-Returning Players from Team Championships:

  1. Olivia Fiechter; 7. Kira Keating

Additions to 2018-2019 Roster:

  • “Bubble” Hiu Lui Lam
  • Emily Rose
  • Elle Ruggiero
  • Andrea Toth

Team Goal:  “We are working to integrate our fairly large class of 4 first years into the program in a positive and productive way.  As a group, we will train hard to reach the goals we have set individual and on the team level.  First and for most work hard in practice and be diligent in the quality of our training day in and day out.  We are training to perform at our best during our Ivy league and out of league match play. The Ivy league is very competitive, and we will have to be ready for some tough competition!”

Key Matches:  Stanford, Trinity, Yale, Harvard

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