Hamilton: 2018-2019 Women’s College Squash Preview

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In 2018 Walker Cup competition at the CSA Team National Championships, Hamilton played to their seed, finishing in sixth position and 22nd overall. 2018-2019 is a new season, however, and with new seasons come new challenges and opportunities. The biggest challenge Head Coach Jamie King faces results from roster turnover.  The Class of 2018 had seven team members in it, including five of the top nine players in the starting lineup from last year’s championships.  That senior class accounted for 48 of the team’s 86 wins overall and leaves several gaps in the ladder for this season.  Those vacancies are also opportunities for players like rising seniors Charlotte Zonis and Megan Grip to step up and perform.  Additionally, as five starters leave the program, five first-years join the roster with the opportunity to earn playing time immediately.  The new-look Continentals will get an early test at home against St. Lawrence and will also face rankings neighbors F&M, Colby, and Wesleyan in January.

2017-2018 SEASON RECAP

Season Record:  10-11

Final Ranking:  22

Team Championships Result:  6th in the Walker Cup (C Division)

2018-2019 SEASON PREVIEW

Head Coach:  Jamie King

Returning Players from Team Championships:

  1. Charlotte Zonis; 3. Megan Grip; 5. Caitlin Stern; 7. Liesl Guenther; 10. Lindsay Jadow

Graduated/Non-Returning Players from Team Championships:

  1. Rafiatou Ouro-Aguy; 4. Grace Munschauer; 6. Katherine Bauer; 8. Marina Hartnick; 9. Danielle Reisley

Additions to 2018-2019 Roster:

  • Madison Sakheim
  • Sydney Soloway
  • Ellie Struthers
  • Lily Williams
  • Eleonor Wolf

Team Goal:  Play hard within the spirit of the game, displaying the highest degree of sportsmanship: respectful of our opponents/coaches/officials/fans.  Achieve the best individually and collectively that we are capable of.

Key Matches:  St. Lawrence, Franklin & Marshall, Colby, Wesleyan

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