By Anne Bello
Published Oct 7, 2011 at 7:00 AM ET; Updated Sep 25, 2011 at 5:43 PM ET

Geneva, NY — Even though there weren’t enough teams for a full Liberty League championship in women’s squash, “conference” matches against Vassar and St. Lawrence remain key matches on the Herons’ schedule.

The 2011-2012 squad will have one new player who should be competing in the top 3: first-year Andrea Tran. Tran should help compensate for the loss of Alexa Comstock, who played number 2 last year. The Herons also lost Else Ross at number 8 and Madeline Friedman at number 10.

William Smith just hired a full-time strength and conditioning coach this year, who will be working with the players all year.

“Squash has become a ‘serious’ sport on campus, and our players love this new-found respect,” reports head coach Chip Fishback.

2010-2011 SEASON RECAP

Season Record: 11-9

Final Ranking: 23

Team Championships: 7th in Walker Cup (C Division)

2011-2012 SEASON PREVIEW

Program Status: Varsity

Head Coach: Chip Fishback

Returning Players from Team Championships: (1) Victoria Scott; (3) Lucia Rowe; (4) Anne Habecker; (5) Courtney Leous; (6) Olivia Beckwith; (7) Ginny McDermott; (9) Tyler Mitchell

Graduated/Non-returning players from 2010-2011 Team: (2) Alexa Comstock; (8) Else Ross; (10) Madeline Friedman

Additions to the 2011-2012 roster:

  • Expected to play in the top 3: Andrea Tran

Captain: Katie Riordan

Team Goals: To be playing their best squash by the end of the season and improve upon last year’s finish

Key Matches: St. Lawrence and Vassar

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