By Anne Bello
Published Sep 11, 2011 at 7:00 AM ET; Updated Sep 5, 2011 at 4:09 PM ET

Stanford, CA — Stanford will continue to rack up frequent flier miles as the Cardinal travels east to try to crack the top 5.  Stanford tied its program-best finish — 6th — last year, and making it into the top 5 would set a new standard for the program.

Stanford will start their season with a marathon weekend at Williams in mid-November, when they will take on Harvard, Hamilton, Middlebury, Cornell, Williams, and Mount Holyoke over the space of three jam-packed days. When it comes time for championships, the Cardinal will certainly be tournament-tested.

Four new players will be joining the team that “has the most fun in the sun,” adding depth to the roster. Richard Elliott also joined the program as an assistant coach last year.

“We are a happy group that works hard but enjoys each other and the sport,” says head coach Mark Talbott.

2010-2011 SEASON RECAP

Season Record: 8-7

Final Ranking: 6

Team Championships: 6th in Howe Cup (A Division)

2011-2012 SEASON PREVIEW

Program Status: Varsity

Head Coach: Mark Talbott

Returning Players from Team Championships: (1) Pamela Chua (First Team All-American); (2) Kerrie Sample; (4) Kyla Sherwood (CSA Scholar Athlete); (6) Aditi Maliwal; (7) Julie Koenig; (8) Katie Corelli; (9) Serena Fagan; (10) Leah Stork (CSA Scholar Athlete)

Graduated/Non-returning players from 2010-2011 Team: (3) Cecilia Haig (CSA Scholar Athlete); (5) Samantha Buechner (CSA Scholar Athlete)

Additions to the 2011-2012 roster:

  • Expected to play in the middle 3: Maddy Gill
  • Expected to play in the bottom 3: Ally Huchro, Ariel Posner, and Margie Saunders

Captains:  Kyla Sherwood, Aditi Maliwal, Katie Corelli, and Leah Stork

Team Goals: To try to crack the top 5

Key Matches: Every match

To read other team previews, please visit the 2011-2012 College Squash Season Previews page.