HANOVER, N.H.  –  Dartmouth women’s squash head coach Hansi Wiens  and assistant coach Theo Woodward have announced four new student-athletes will be joining the Big Green squash program next season as the Class of 2018 is announced.

“We are very excited about the incoming Class of 2018,” said Wiens. “The four new additions are amazing young women and strong squash players. We are adding a quartet of top 50 ranked players for their immediate age group, who have all performed exceptionally well in high school and on the national stage. We are confident that this class will increase the overall competitiveness of the team and expect that all four incoming freshmen will be a great addition to our roster. We look forward to welcoming Becky, Caroline, Janel and Zainab.”

 A complete breakdown of the Class of 2018 is as follows:

Rebecca Brownell
Belmont, Mass. / Noble & Greenough School

Ranked No. 26 in the United States as a senior, Brownell was a four-year letterwinner and was the team captain as a senior. Brownell won the Cutler Cup as the Most Dedicated player at Noble & Greenough, aided her team to a fourth-place ranking in the country at nationals and won the ISL Championship.  Her mom Christina is a 1987 graduate of Dartmouth and was a former coach of the women’s team.

Caroline Canning
Philadelphia, Pa. / Springside Chestnut Hill Academy

A four-year letterwinner at Springside Chestnut Hill, Canning was a two-time captain as a junior and senior and was third in the U-19 Junior Silver Squash Championships in 2013.  Her parents Doug and Annabelle are graduates of Dartmouth.

Janel Gaube
Victoria, British Columbia / St. Michael’s University School (SMUS)

Gaube has played squash competitively since 2008 for the Victoria Squash Club and is ranked in the top-three in B.C. In 2013, she was awarded the Alberta Junior Jesters Sportsmanship Award and the Graham Brown Sportsmanship Award from the Cedar Hill Squash Club.

Zainab Molani
Lake Zurich, Ill. / Lake Zurich

Molani was a finalist at the Midwest Squash Championship and played in the both the US Open and US Nationals. She is currently ranked No. 30 in the U-19 division.