By Anne Bello
Published Oct 13, 2012 at 7:00 AM ET; Updated Sep 9, 2012 at 8:56 PM ET

Washington, DC — Georgetown, the 2011 Epps Cup champions, took a small step backward last season, adjusting to the loss of several players. The Hoyas should be picking up momentum again this season. Their line-up from last season is almost perfectly intact, with only one player not returning. The return of senior co-captain Caroline Palmer from study abroad will be a plus for the team. Carolyn Meister, the squad’s other senior co-captain, anticipates that several first-year players should also contribute this season. “As every year, our team goals this year are to climb the national ladder,” Meister says. “Although we strive to be the best club team, we also want to make a case for being a tough opponent to varsity programs as well.” As other D Division teams can attest, Georgetown certainly has proved a worthy opponent in the past and will be again this season. This year they’ll be coached by former GW captain Adam Pistel, who helped lead the Colonials to the C Division title at the 2012 Men’s National Team Championships.

2011-2012 SEASON RECAP

Season Record: 5-5

Final Ranking: 30

Team Championships: 6th in the Epps Cup (D Division)

2012-2013 SEASON PREVIEW

Program Status: Club

Returning Players from Team Championships: 2. Carolyn Meister; 3. Kirsten Craddock; 4. Helen Guo; 5. Julia Caffrey; 6. Lindsay Kolowich; 7. Harling Ross; 8. Lucy Gibson; 9. Lindsay Weil; 10. Molly McShea

Graduated/Non-Returning Players from 2011-2012 Team Championships: 1. Sarah Kencel

Additions to the 2012-2013 Roster: Caroline Palmer

Captains: Carolyn Meister and Caroline Palmer

Team Goals: To climb the national ladder, to be the best club team, and to be a tough opponent for varsity teams

Key Matches: UVA and Vassar

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