By Michael T. Bello
Published Sep 25, 2009 at 12:00 PM ET; Updated Nov 29, 2009 at 2:27 PM ET

drexelPhiladelphia, PA — There is excitement in the air at Drexel University.  Two new squash courts are scheduled for completion this season.  This will be a tremendous enhancement for the Drexel Dragons, and the team is looking forward to hosting matches in its new facility.

The Drexel women hope to grow their team to a full nine players and compete in the Epps Cup this season.  They have five players returning from last season. In addition, they will be joined by first-year students Kelly-May Barber and Sarah O’Brien.  After taking last year off from squash, Katey Whyte is returning to the team as well.

This spring, both the men’s and women’s teams participated in a Philadelphia clean up project with the SquashSmarts program.

2008-2009 Season Recap

2008-2009 Drexel and Notre Dame

2008-2009 Drexel and Notre Dame

FINAL RANKING: 36th
NATIONAL TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS: 36th; 4th in Emerging Teams Division

2009-2010 Season Preview

Returning Players from Team Championships: Violetta Shubayeva (1); Radhika Upadrasta (2); Rebecca Schaefer (3); Lauren Silverstone (4); Shyno Mathew (5)

Additions for the 2009-2010 Roster: Kelly-May Barber, Sarah O’Brien, and Katey Whyte

Captain: Violetta Shubayeva

Team Goals: Have enough players and matches to move into the Epps Cup.

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