After reaching their highest ranking in this decade in 2015 – Number 19 – the Colby College Women’s Squash team has settled back into the lower half of the C Division rankings over the past few years. Enter Chris Abplanalp, formerly the head coach of the men’s and women’s squash teams at St. Lawrence with quite a few successful accomplishments to his name. Abplanalp will be tasked with bringing some energy back to Waterville, especially in anticipation of Colby’s new athletics facility coming online in a couple years. Abplanalp and the Mules will have a tall task in Year One of his tenure, however. Four-time First Team All-NESCAC selection Devin Mullaney graduated in May, and two other starters from last year’s lineup are not expected to return this season. That leaves a lot of ground to make up for the seven returning starters and the two first-year players who arrived on campus this fall. The 11 players that make up this year’s roster for Colby will have to make the most of their opportunities and create a winning team culture as quickly as they can in preparation for the season. Conn College presents challenging early match-up for the Mules, and then back-to-back weekends against Hamilton and Franklin & Marshall will give a sense of how far the team has come leading up to championship season in February.
2017-2018 SEASON RECAP
Season Record: 10-12
Final Ranking: 23
Team Championships Result: 7th in the Walker Cup (C Division)
2018-2019 SEASON PREVIEW
Head Coach: Chris Abplanalp
Returning Players from Team Championships:
- Julianna Song; 4. Sydney Ku; 5. Olivia Silverman; 6. Lily Wain; 7. Madeline Latimore; 9. Anna Gildea; 10. D’Arcy Carlson
Graduated/Non-Returning Players from Team Championships:
- Devin Mullaney; 2. Madiha Molani; 8. Sophie Langlois
Additions to 2018-2019 Roster:
- Stephanie Keane
- Sabrina Teope
Key Matches: Conn College, Dickinson, Hamilton, Franklin & Marshall
To read season previews for other CSA teams, please visit the 2018-2019 College Squash Season Previews page.