Washington, DC — Georgetown started their 2009-2010 season with a bang. The club team, which is only a few years old, upset George Washington 5-4. GWU is a varsity program and had been ranked 15th in the nation before the season began; Georgetown came into the season ranked 28th.
The Hoyas followed up that win with an 8-1 win over Haverford, another varsity squad, and a 7-2 win over Northeastern. The Hoyas weren’t able to sustain their success over the course of the season, but they finished the season ranked 24th, the program’s strongest finish ever.
The Hoyas will return all but two of their players from last season, and club founder Kiran Gandhi, who played number 1 at the beginning of the season but then went abroad, will be back in the lineup. The team also expects to have several first-year players join once the academic year begins.
Georgetown is in a good position to defend last season’s finish as the top women’s club program in the nation.
2009-2010 SEASON RECAP
Season Record: 3-4
Final Ranking: 24
Team Championships: 24th Over All; 8th in Walker Cup (C Division)
2010-2011 SEASON PREVIEW
Program Status: Club
Returning Players from Team Championships: Liani Balasuriya (3); Caitlin Fross (6); Sarah Kencel (4); Bethan McGarry (8); Carolyn Meister (5); Katie O’Mealia (1); Sarah Vasquez (9)
Graduates on Last Season’s Team Championships Roster: Morgan Breck (2); Jane Dewire (7)
Additions to the 2010-2011 Roster: Kiran Gandhi (did not play during the 2nd semester of last season; 2009-2010 Captain)
To read other team previews, please visit the 2010 – 2011 College Squash Preview Page.