Hartford, CT — Trinity’s women are intent on moving higher in the rankings this season. Considering they were ranked number three in the country last season, the Bantams are gunning for another title run. They did not lose a single player to graduation last season, so the squad is well positioned to complete the task.
Jo-Ann Jee will captain the experienced squad that returns three All-Americans (Nour Baghat, Nayelly Hernandez, and Tehani Guruge) and six All-NESCAC team members (Bahgat, Hernandez, Jo-Ann Jee, Guruge, Emery Holton, and Pamela Jimenez) from last season. First-year students Pamela Hathway, Robyn Hodgson and Michelle Williams are also expected to compete for spots in the ladder.
Last season, Baghat defeated Penn’s Kristen Lange to earn the individual title (Ramsay Cup), the first for a Trinity player since Amina Helal’s win in 2003. Baghat will be looking to defend her title.
2008-2009 Season Recap
SEASON RECORD: 12-3
FINAL RANKING: 3rd
NATIONAL TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS: 3rd; 3rd in Howe Cup (A Division), 2009 NESCAC Champion
2009-2010 Season Preview
Returning Players from Team Championships: Nour Baghat ’12 (1; Ramsay Cup winner/National Individual champion, All-American, All-NESCAC, NESCAC Rookie and Player of the Year); Nayelly Hernandez ’10 (2; All-American, All-NESCAC); Tehani Guruge ’10 (3; 2nd-Team All-American; All-NESCAC); Jo-Ann Jee ’10 (‘4; All-NESCAC, NESCAC Sportsmanship Award); Pamela Jimenez’12 (5; All-NESCAC); Emery Holton ’11 (6; All-NESCAC); Robyn Williams ’11 (7); Emily Paton ’10 (8); Andrea Echeverria ’12 (9); and Katie Wymard ’12 (10)
Graduating Players from Team Championships: None
Additions for the 2009-2010 Roster:
- Expected to compete for the 1 through 3 ladder positions: Pamela Hathway
- Expected to compete for the 7 through 9 ladder positions: Robyn Hodgson and Michelle Williams
Captain: Jo-Ann Jee
Team Goals: Improve the team’s ranking
Key Matches: Princeton, Harvard, Penn and Yale
To read other team previews, please visit the 2009 – 2010 College Squash Preview Page.