By Anne Bello
Published Oct 23, 2011 at 2:00 PM ET; Updated Oct 16, 2011 at 2:02 PM ET

Williamstown, MA — Williams had a surprise upset in the semifinals of the 2011 NESCAC championships. After reaching the finals every year since the tournament began, the Ephs were knocked out by Middlebury.

Williams came back strong at the end of the season, reaching the Kurtz Cup (B Division) finals, where they lost a competitive match to Brown.

Expect the Ephs to be stronger this year. Only one player from the top nine has graduated, and two of the incoming players — Caroline Sawin (Baldwin School) and Elly Oneill (Taft) — are expected to play in the middle of the order. Emily Gaddis of Portland, Oregon, will also be joining the team.

With a group of seasoned returners and some fresh faces in the line-up, the Ephs could make a real run for the A Division and the top 8.

2010-2011 SEASON RECAP

Season Record: 14-12

Final Ranking: 10

Team Championships: 2nd in Kurtz Cup (B Division)

2011-2012 SEASON PREVIEW

Program Status: Varsity

Head Coach: Zafi Levy

Returning Players from Team Championships: (1) Courtney Bogle (First Team All-NESCAC); (2) Laura Henry (First Team All-NESCAC, NESCAC All-Academic Team); (3) Allie Robin (Second Team All-NESCAC); (4) Alyssa  Northrop; (5) Hannah  Kaemmer (NESCAC All-Academic Team); (7) Elianna Saltzman (NESCAC All-Academic Team, CSA Scholar Athlete); (8) Carolyn Kaemmer (NESCAC All-Academic Team, CSA Scholar Athlete); (9) Mia Fry; (10) Gibbs Cullen; (11) Hollis Miller

Graduated/Non-returning players from 2010-2011 Team: (6) Kavitha Mannava (NESCAC All-Academic Team, NESCAC All-Sportsmanship Team, CSA Scholar Athlete)

Additions to the 2011-2012 roster:

  • Expected to play in the middle 3: Caroline Sawin and Elly Oneill
  • Expected to play 11-13: Emily Gaddis

Captains: Courtney Bogle and Carolyn Kaemmer

Team Goals: To finish in the top 8

Key Matches: Bates, Middlebury, Brown, and Dartmouth

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