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

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The upcoming 2018-2019 season offers a chance for the Haverford Women’s Squash team to achieve something the team has not accomplished in 10 years: finish within the top 30 of the CSA team rankings.  The Fords finished right at Number 30 last year, their highest since 2009, and they have high hopes that they will better that mark by the end of this season.  Their goal is to build on the improvement shown last year, but they will have to stay focused, confident, and composed in order to reach those new heights.  They will have to do so without graduated senior Isabelle Gotuaco, who tied the program mark for career victories in her final match playing for Haverford.  Leading the way will be top returners Kaitlin Reese, who already has 21 wins to her name in only two seasons, and Number 2 player Madeleine Hager.  Also joining the seven returning starters will be three newcomers, filling out what Head Coach Niki Clement hopes will be a formidable lineup in 2019. Haverford has a home-and-home series with budding rival Vassar and will also meet Mount Holyoke and Bard at the Pioneer Valley Invitational in its quest for a new program-high ranking.

2017-2018 SEASON RECAP

Season Record:  7-10

Final Ranking:  30

Team Championships Result:  6th in the Epps Cup (D Division)

2018-2019 SEASON PREVIEW

Head Coach:  Niki Clement

Returning Players from Team Championships:

  1. Kaitlin Resse; 2. Madeleine Hager; 4. Sunyoung Chai; 5. Tia Brown; 8. Sophie Jackson; 9. Belen Madariaga; 10. Steph Lukez

Graduated/Non-Returning Players from Team Championships:

  1. Isabelle Gotuaco; 6. Olivia Franco; 7. Grace Fioramonti-Gorchow

Additions to 2018-2019 Roster:

  • Isabelle Johnson
  • Shreya Singh
  • Urgyen Wangmo

Team Goal:  For each player to strive for excellence in their game play and training, and to perform at their highest ability, physically and mentally.  To build on our improvement from last year as individual players and as a team.

Key Matches:  Vassar, Mount Holyoke, Bard, Georgetown

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