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

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The Drexel University Women’s Squash team has made a gradual march up the rankings reaching Number 10 for two straight years in 2016 and 2017.  That all changed last year when Drexel broke through with a win in the Kurtz Cup championship final, clinching their highest end-of-season ranking in program history.  Now with their sights set on a berth in the A Division bracket, they have a tall task that they seem primed and ready for. Losing Number 2 and 3 players Hayley Hughes and Ryan Morgan, the two women with the most career wins in program history, will certainly be a challenging obstacle.  With that difficulty in mind, Head Coach John White did his best to reload with an incoming class of four student-athletes who hope to contribute as soon as they step on court for practice.  The eight returning starters should be battle-tested and ready for Howe Cup competition. A repeat of the last three Kurtz Cup finals will take place between Dartmouth and Drexel early in the regular season, and then Drexel will take on Cornell and Columbia for a shot at a Top-8 spot.

2017-2018 SEASON RECAP

Season Record:  11-8

Final Ranking:  9

Team Championships Result:  Winner of the Kurtz Cup (B Division)

2018-2019 SEASON PREVIEW

Head Coach:  John White

Returning Players from Team Championships:

  1. Anna Hughes; 4. Hannah Blatt; 5. Ona Prokes; 6. Fiona Power; 7. Stephanie Ryan; 8. Apoorva Addepalli; 9. Emma Macgillivray; 10. Rebecca Low

Graduated/Non-Returning Players from Team Championships:

  1. Hayley Hughes; 3. Ryan Morgan

Additions to 2018-2019 Roster:

  • Catie Castelli
  • Hanna Chaudhry
  • Brooke Herring
  • Rose Lawrence

Key Matches:  Dartmouth, Williams, Cornell, Columbia

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