By Anne Bello
Published Oct 17, 2011 at 7:00 AM ET; Updated Oct 16, 2011 at 1:38 PM ET

Providence, RI — After finishing as runners-up to Dartmouth in the 2010 B Division finals, Brown took the Kurtz Cup back to Providence with a 6-3 win over Williams last season.

This season the Bears are shooting for the A Division, and their opponents in the last two Kurtz Cup finals — Dartmouth and Williams — will be crucial match-ups, with Cornell, Columbia, and Bates important contests as well.

But Brown has goals that reach beyond winning. “The Brown men and women’s teams have been awarded over 20 CSA Scholar Athlete awards in the last 3 years and we hope to improve on that in the coming years,” says head coach Stuart leGassick. “Our squash players take pride in fostering the team aspect of college squash and make friends for life.”

The Bears will also have a new assistant coach this year, Pete Avitable, who most recently was an assistant at Connecticut College.

2010-2011 SEASON RECAP

Season Record: 9-7

Final Ranking: 9

Team Championships: 1st in Kurtz Cup (B Division)

2011-2012 SEASON PREVIEW

Program Status: Varsity

Head Coach: Stuart leGassick

Returning Players from Team Championships: (1) Sarah Domenick; (2) Sarah Crosky; (3) Dori Rahbar;  (6) Nikki Fadaifard; (7) Lydia Smith; (8) Kyla Harrington; (9) Erika Kohnen; (11) Sarah Beresford

Graduated/Non-returning players from 2010-2011 Team: (4) Carolyn Tilney (CSA Scholar Athlete); (5) Sophie Scherl (CSA Scholar Athlete) (10) Leila Driansky (CSA Scholar Athlete)

Captains: Brooke Dalury and Erika Kohnen

Team Goals:  To make the A Division at the Howe Cup

Key Matches: Dartmouth, Cornell, Columbia, Williams, and Bates

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