By Anne Bello
Published Sep 29, 2011 at 7:00 AM ET; Updated Sep 25, 2011 at 5:27 PM ET

Hartford, CT — Trinity is always in the mix for the national title, and all indications are that this year should be no different.

In the top half of the ladder, Trinity returns a trio of sophomores — Catalina Pelaez, Jennifer Pelletier, and Wee Nee Low — who should make an even bigger impact this year, especially if they all stay healthy throughout the season. The team is anchored by a number of seasoned juniors and seniors who should provided experience in the bottom half of the line-up. First-year players Natalie Babjukova (High School NA Prazacce, Prague), Ashley Tidman (Shawingan Lakes School, British Columbia), and Whitney Hartmeyer (Groton) will join the team. Additionally, assistant coach Joanne Schickerling, who will be entering her third season with Trinity, has been promoted to full-time status.

“The Trinity team strives to play hard, play smart, and have fun,” says head coach Wendy Bartlett.

2010-2011 SEASON RECAP

Season Record: 14-4 (NESCAC Champions)

Final Ranking: 4

Team Championships: 4th in Howe Cup (A Division)

2011-2012 SEASON PREVIEW

Program Status: Varsity

Head Coach: Wendy Bartlett

Returning Players from Team Championships: (1) Catalina Pelaez (NESCAC Player of the Year, NESCAC Rookie of the Year, First Team All-NESCAC, First Team All-American); (3) Jennifer Pelletier (First Team All-NESCAC); (4) Wee Nee Low (Second Team All-NESCAC, All-American Honorable Mention); (6) Alicia Rodriguez; (7) Robyn Hodgson; (8) Andrea Echeverria; (10) Pamela Jimenez; (11) Katie Wymard

Graduated/Non-returning players from 2010-2011 Team: (2) Pamela Hathway (First Team All-NESCAC, First Team All-American,  NESCAC All-Academic Team, NESCAC All-Sportsmanship Team, CSA Scholar Athlete); (5) Emery Holton; (9) Robyn Williams (NESCAC All-Academic Team, CSA Scholar Athlete)

Additions to the 2011-2012 roster:

  • Expected to play in the top half of the team: Natalie Babjukova and Ashley Tidman
  • Expected to play in the bottom half of the team: Whitney Hartmeyer

Captains: Alicia Rodriguez and Katie Wymard

Key Matches: Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Penn, Stanford, Cornell and Dartmouth

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