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Connecticut College: 2012 – 2013 Women’s College Squash Season Preview

By Anne Bello | Published October 5, 2012, 7:00 AM ET | Updated September 8, 2012, 8:30 PM ET

New London, CT — Connecticut College moved up a division last season, competing in the C Division after finishing as Epps Cup runners-up the year before. Five players who competed at last season’s Women’s National Team Championships have graduated, creating spaces throughout the line-up. Luckily, the team will have three new first-year players: Ashley Arthur of Taft, Alexis Ditomassi of Loomis Chaffee, and Clare Young of Santa Monica High School. Caroline Sargent, a rising sophomore who played #1 for Conn before being sidelined by an injury, will be back in the line-up as well. Even though the Camel squad will be fairly young, they will be able to draw on the steadying wisdom of Allie Hibbs, Becca Markson, and Sara Krivoshik, their three senior captains. Another plus for the team are renovated locker rooms with audio visual equipment. Head coach Chris O’Brien characterizes the team as “truly a dedicated and committed group of ladies looking to have a great year.”

2011-2012 SEASON RECAP

Season Record: 8-21

Final Ranking: 24

Team Championships: 8th in the Walker Cup (C Division)

2012-2013 SEASON PREVIEW

Program Status: Varsity

Head Coach: Chris O’Brien

Returning Players from Team Championships: 2. Leah Puklin;  5. Allie Hibbs; 6. Becca Markson (Scholar Athlete, NESCAC All-Academic); 8. Sara Krivoshik;  10. Steph Gorman

Graduated/Non-Returning Players from 2011-2012 Team Championships:
1. Laura Abrams; 3. Jennifer Hyslip; 4. Brittany Badik;  7. Naomi Mayeux (NESCAC All-Academic); 9. Ashley Crutchfield

Additions to the 2012-2013 Roster: Caroline Sargent, Ashley Arthur, Alexis Ditomassi, and Clare Young

Captains: Allie Hibbs, Becca Markson, and Sara Krivoshik

Key Matches: Conference play and Smith Round Robin

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