By Anne Bello
Published Oct 15, 2012 at 7:00 AM ET; Updated Sep 8, 2012 at 8:48 PM ET

Princeton, NJ — “We will not put any limits on what we can expect from ourselves this season,” says Princeton head coach Gail Ramsay. “We have a lot of talent and when combined with hard work, anything is possible!”  Whatever competitive outcome the season holds for last year’s Howe Cup semifinalists, there is a lot to look forward to. On October 13, Princeton will be celebrating forty years of women’s squash as part of the 120-year alumni celebration. Also in October, the team will cheer on Libby Eyre, who received a local spot to compete in the US Open at Drexel, and at the end of the month, the Princeton women will head to South Africa for a team trip over fall break. Four new team members will be joining in all the action this season: Rachel Leizman, Isabella Bersani, Libbie Maine, and  Tara Harrington. Some of those names should sound familiar to Princeton squash fans. Maine’s sister Emery graduated in 2010, and Harrington’s brother Steve plays on the men’s team. “I have a great group of very talented athletes and squash players and our hard work will determine the level of success this season,” says Ramsay.

2011-2012 SEASON RECAP

Season Record: 11-5

Final Ranking: 4

Team Championships: 4th in the Howe Cup (A Division)

2012-2013 SEASON PREVIEW

Program Status: Varsity

Head Coach: Gail Ramsay

Returning Players from Team Championships: 1. Julie Cerullo (1st Team All-American, First Team All-Ivy, Academic All-Ivy); 2. Libby Eyre (1st Team All-American, First Team All-Ivy); 3. Nicole Bunyan (2nd Team All-American);  5. Lexi Saunders; 6. Alex Sawin ; 7. Hallie Dewey; 8. Alex Lunt ; 9. Casey Cortes ; 10. Caroline Feeley;

Graduated/Non-Returning Players from 2011-2012 Team Championships: 4. Katie Giovinazzo (Richey Award Winner); 11. Daphne Rein-Weston; Eliza Kontulis

Additions to the 2012-2013 Roster:

  • Expected to play in the top half of the order: Rachel Leizman
  • Expected to play 5-9: Isabella Bersani, Libbie Maine, and Tara Harrington

Captains: Julie Cerullo and Casey Cortes

Key Matches: Ivy League opponents, Trinity, Stanford

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