courtesy of www.collegesquashassociation.com
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
Additions to the 2012-2013 Roster:
Team Goals: To stay in the top 8 nationally and to qualify for the A Division
Key Matches: Brown, Williams, Cornell, and Stanford