George Washington: 2018-2019 Women’s College Squash Season Preview

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In 2018, the George Washington Women’s program was seeded to compete for a finish in the top half of the Kurtz Cup results.  Unfortunately, it was not meant to be, as they sustained two close upset losses in the CSA Women’s Team Championships, falling to Number 14.  This fall, the Colonials eagerly return to the court looking to climb back into the position they earned after the regular season last year.  According to Head Coach Wendy Lawrence, they are a young, but talented bunch, who are hungry for some upsets.  Leading the young talent is Second Team All-American Zoe Foo Yuk Han, who earned the award after winning the Holleran East draw at Individual Nationals.  Number 2 player Engy Elmandouh also returns along with five other starters.  In the offseason, Lawrence added two promising recruits to the mix, who will likely be called upon early on to fill some critical holes in the lineup.  To reach that Top-12 goal that they are striving for, they will have to unseat Brown, Virginia, and Williams, all teams ahead of them in the CSA Preseason Rankings.

2017-2018 SEASON RECAP

Season Record:  9-10

Final Ranking:  14

Team Championships Result:  6th in the Kurtz Cup (B Division)

2018-2019 SEASON PREVIEW

Head Coach:  Wendy Lawrence

Returning Players from Team Championships:

  1. Zoe Foo Yuk Han; 2. Engy Elmandouh; 5. Emma Tryon; 6. Zuha Nazir; 7. Brooke Feldman; 9. Arunachlam Vedikiammeyamai; 10. Haley Hunt

Graduated/Non-Returning Players from Team Championships:

  1. Abigail Shonrock; 4. Mary Jo Mahfood; 8. Ginger Sands

Additions to 2018-2019 Roster:

  • Zoe Eberstadt-Beattie
  • Anna Moscovici

Team Goal:  To move into top 12 this year.  We are a young team with talent and want to have some upsets.

Key Matches:  Brown, Middlebury, Williams, Virginia

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