By Michael T. Bello
Published Sep 16, 2009 at 7:00 AM ET; Updated Sep 12, 2009 at 9:27 PM ET

University of VermontBurlington, VT — Last season, the University of Vermont captured the Emerging Teams title at the Howe Cup.  This season, the Catamounts hope to field a full nine-women team and compete in the Epps Cup.  The team is gearing up for the Boston University Round Robin, where they are anticipating matches against Boston University, Swarthmore, and Bryant.

Vermont’s sole graduating player from last season is Pearson Smith.  According to Page Smith, “she was a rock for our team.”  Page and Eliza Shaw will take over as the captains of the Catamounts this season. With four of last year’s five players returning, Vermont hopes to recruit players to join an exciting program.

2008-2009 Season Recap

FINAL RANKING: 33rd
NATIONAL TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS: 33rd; 1st in Emerging Teams Division

2009-2010 Season Preview

Returning Players from Team Championships: Eliza Shaw ’12 (1); Page Smith ’12 (2); Jess Smith ’10 (4); Avery McIntosh ’12 (5)

Graduating Players from Team Championships: Pearson Smith (3)

Captains: Page Smith and Eliza Shaw

Team Goals: To field a nine-person team

Key Matches: Boston University, Swarthmore, and Bryant

To read other team previews, please visit the 2009 – 2010 College Squash Preview Page.