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Stanford University Women: 2021-2022 Season Preview

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  • The Stanford women will be playing this season with an extra level of joy after the Stanford administration reinstated the program’s varsity future before it expired this summer.
  • Despite that relief, Head Coach Mark Talbott’s team will be challenged this season, mainly due to low numbers on his roster. Some key recruits went elsewhere after the University’s initial announcement, so the team will be short on depth.
  • The Cardinal do return five starters from the team that finished ranked 6th in 2020, including All-America selection Elena Wagenmans, meaning they will be battle tested and a tough out all season long.

Head Coach:  Mark Talbott
Assistant Coach:  Nick Talbott

Team Captains:  Amita Gondi, Elena Wagenmans

Women’s Team Roster Updates
Returning Players
:  Elena Wagenmans, Cassandra Ong, Amita Gondi, Samantha Moadel, Haley Aube, Avery McCall
Graduated/Non-Returning Starting Players:  Casey Wong, Caroline Neave, Chloe Chemtob, Juliette Love, Julia Gillette, Sun Woo Lee
Additions to 2021-2022 Roster:  Lucia Bicknell, Si Yi Ma, Sumrin Mudgil, Chloe Pae

Team Goal:  Top 8 in the rankings

Key Matches:  Cornell, Penn, Yale, Dartmouth, Williams

Quote: “Very excited to compete! We are so happy to be reinstated to varsity status.”

To read season previews for other CSA teams, please visit the 2021-2022 College Squash Season Previews page.