Clinton, NY — Hamilton will have a number of new faces in their line-up this season, some of them familiar.
Three players will be returning from studying abroad: Leila Clifford-Ong, Danielle Forsyth, and Jane Hannon. Clifford-Ong played 2 and 3 for the Continentals during the 2009-2010 season, and Forsyth played 3 and 4. Hannon, who was abroad last spring, played 10 last fall in Hamilton’s season-opening win over Bowdoin.
The Continentals will also be welcoming a number of first-year players. They include St. Paul’s Kelsey Bogle, St. George’s Hannah Coffin, Friends School of Baltimore’s Hillary Kolodner, Middlesex’s Laura Russell, and Groton’s Virginia Walsh. Bogle was ranked 68th GU19 in the US last season, Coffin was ranked 70th, Russell 79th, and Kolodner 87th.
The first-years will be joining a team that lost four varsity players to graduation last season, among them three-time All-NESCAC honoree and Hamilton number 1 Kelly Whipple. But given the number of incoming players and the experience of the returners, Hamilton should be able to adjust and may be able to improve upon their sixth-place finish at last year’s NESCAC championships.
2009-2010 SEASON RECAP
Season Record: 13-8
Final Ranking: 15
Team Championships: 15th Over All; 7th in Kurtz Cup (B Division)
2010-2011 SEASON PREVIEW
Program Status: Varsity
Head Coach: Jamie King
Returning Players from Team Championships: Alyssa Bawden (3); Claire Corroon (4); Anne Edelstein (7); Alyssa Kasanoff (11); Alexis Lee (8); Annabel Prouty (10); Amanda Thorman (2)
Graduates on Last Season’s Team Championships Roster: Courtney Kollmer (5); Nina Platt (9); Kristen Rubin (6; 2009-2010 Captain); Kelly Whipple (1; 2nd Team All-NESCAC; 2009-2010 Captain)
Additions to the 2010-2011 Roster:
- Expected to compete for spots at the top of the ladder: Leila Clifford and Danielle Forsyth
- Expected to compete for spots in the middle of the ladder: Kelsey Bogle and Hannah Coffin
- Expected to compete for spots at the bottom of the ladder: Jane Hannon, Hillary Kolodner, Laura Russell, and Virginia Walsh
To read other team previews, please visit the 2010 – 2011 College Squash Preview Page.