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HANOVER, N.H. — After winning the Kurtz Cup in 2010, the Dartmouth women's squash team has spent the last two seasons in the A Division and ended last year ranked eighth in the nation. The Big Green will be looking to maintain a spot in the hunt for the Howe Cup.

The teams either side of them in last season's rankings — Cornell and Stanford ahead, Brown and Williams behind — will be key matches for Dartmouth to stay in the A Division. The team only lost one starter to graduation and will gain four players who should have an impact across the ladder: Nina Scott, Lydie McKenzie, Tori Dewey and Krystyna Miles.

The Big Green have made some adjustments to the academic calendar, and the Big Green squashers will now have a longer winter break to train and travel. The team also plans to do volunteer work in the Upper Valley region.

"We are a tightly knit team and our players are all great friends off the squash court who spend most of their free time together," says head coach Hansi Wiens.

2011-2012 SEASON RECAP

Season Record: 6-9

Final Ranking: 8

Team Championships: 8th in the Howe Cup (A Division)

2012-2013 SEASON PREVIEW

Program Status: Varsity

Head Coach: Hansi Wiens

Returning Players from Team Championships: 1. Corey Schafer (First Team All-Ivy); 2. Becky Lau (Scholar Athlete); 3. Sarah Loucks (Scholar Athlete; Academic All-Ivy); 4. Melina Turk; 5. Oona Morris; 6. Kensy Balch; 7. Katherine Nimmo; 9. Helena Darling; 10. Sarah Caughey; 11. Marian Lurio

Graduated/Non-Returning Players from 2011-2012 Team Championships: 8. Julia Watson (Scholar
Athlete); Heather Binnie

Additions to the 2012-2013 Roster:

Expected to play in the top 3: Nina Scott
Expected to play in the middle 3: Lydie McKenzie
Expected to play in the bottom 3: Tori Dewey and Krystyna Miles
Captains: Corey Schafer and Sarah Loucks

Team Goals: To stay in the top 8 nationally and to qualify for the A Division

Key Matches: Brown, Williams, Cornell, and Stanford