By Anne Bello
Published Sep 25, 2012 at 7:00 AM ET; Updated Sep 8, 2012 at 8:11 PM ET

Chestnut Hill, MA — After finishing as the #1 club team in the nation, BC is looking to compete with more established varsity programs. “We’re gearing up to move our program into a more competitive standing on the college squash circuit,” explains team member Maddy Bette. The team is looking into hiring a coach and planning to travel beyond the Boston area for more competitive exposure. However, local rival Wellesley will still figure prominently on the Eagles’ schedule. Last season, the two teams played three times, with the Blue coming out on top of each contest. The Eagles want to reverse those results this year. “We’re a younger team, with only one current member graduating in the coming school year and the majority of members being sophomores,” says Bette. “We hope to use this to our advantage by creating an even stronger team bond and spurring leadership in our younger team members.”

2011-2012 SEASON RECAP

Season Record: 4-5

Final Ranking: 29

Team Championships: 5th in the Epps Cup (D Division)

2012-2013 SEASON PREVIEW

Program Status: Club

Returning Players from Team Championships: 1. Lilly Havens; 4. Cassie Burke;  6. Mary Aiden Hanrahan;  8. Alison Johnston; 9. Maddy Bette;

Graduated/Non-Returning Players from 2011-2012 Team Championships: 2. Jennifer Noesen; 3. Kate Gorgi, 5. Victoria Leonard; 7. Gina Guiggio; 10. Brooke Dunkley; Meg Flaherty

Additions to the 2012-2013 Roster: 

  • Expected to play in the top 3: Courtney Alpaugh

Captain: Lilly Havens

Team Goals: To break into the top 25 and compete with varsity programs

Key Matches: Wellesley, matches against teams ranked 20th-30th

To read other team previews, please visit the 2012-2013 College Squash Season Previews page.