By Anne Bello
Published Oct 11, 2012 at 3:00 PM ET; Updated Oct 6, 2012 at 10:37 AM ET

Nashville, TN — Don’t worry, Vandy squash fans: the Commodores may have graduated their top three players from last season, but they are restocking the order with four new players expected to play in the top 5. All four newcomers bring previous squash experience with them. Lizzy Ross joins the team from Groton Academy, and Lizzie Ayoub is a Noble and Greenough alumna. Lindsey Kelt and Emily Bernsten both come to Nashville via the Middlesex School. The Commodores are planning to travel to a tournament at UVA, and their goal for the season is to advance women’s squash at Vanderbilt. Hannah Elbaum and Vicky Coussa, who played back-to-back in the line-up at the 2012 Women’s National Team Championships, will co-captain the team this year. There’s more good news on the horizon for Vanderbilt squash. “Our courts will be renovated this coming May,” Elbaum announces.

2011-2012 SEASON RECAP

Season Record: 1-6

Final Ranking: 37

Team Championships: 5th in the E Division

2012-2013 SEASON PREVIEW

Program Status: Emerging Club

Returning Players from Team Championships:  4. Hannah Elbaum; 5. Vicky Coussa; 6. Ally Margolis; 7. Eleanor Tilton; 8. Georgie Sillem; 9. Blair Amorello

Graduated/Non-Returning Players from 2011-2012 Team Championships: 1. Maggie Bouscaren; 2. Lucy Rice; 3. Noelle Winicki

Additions to the 2012-2013 Roster:

  • Expected to play in the top 5: Lizzy Ross, Lizzie Ayoub, Lindsey Kelt, and Emily Bernsten

Captains: Hannah Elbaum and Vicky Coussa

Team Goals: To further Vanderbilt’s women’s squash program

Key Matches: Tournament at UVA

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