By Anne Bello
Published Oct 19, 2012 at 7:00 AM ET; Updated Sep 9, 2012 at 8:59 PM ET

Amherst, MA — The Jeffs will open their 2012-2013 season with a home stand against Drexel and George Washington. Amherst hasn’t played Drexel before, but they have a history with GW: last season the Colonials upset the Jeffs 5-4 in the Walker Cup semifinals. GW went on to win the division, while Amherst closed out the season with a 9-0 win over Bowdoin, a team that had defeated them 6-3 earlier in the season. Amherst’s goal for this season is to improve upon their finish last year, and the match with GW will be a good early test. Amherst graduated only one player from last year’s top nine, and they’ll get a boost from the return of senior co-captain Anne Piper, who sat the end of last season with an injury. There will also be five new Jeffs in the line-up. They are Khushy Aggarwal (Dhirubbai Ambani International), Erika Robertson (Choate Rosemary Hall), Meyha Sud (Newark Academy), Taryn Clary (Rye Country Day), and Corri Johnson (Miami Valley School).

2011-2012 SEASON RECAP

Season Record: 13-10

Final Ranking: 19

Team Championships: 3rd in the Walker Cup (C Division)

2012-2013 SEASON PREVIEW

Program Status: Varsity

Head Coach: Peter Robson

Returning Players from Team Championships: 1. Chandler Lusardi (NESCAC All-Academic); 2. Arielle Lehman (Second Team All-NESCAC); 4. Evelyn Kramer (NESCAC All-Academic); 5. Anna Scheidt (Scholar Athlete, NESCAC All-Academic); 6. Sarah Nyirjesy (Scholar Athlete, NESCAC All-Academic); 7. Lena Rice (NESCAC All-Academic); 8. Mary Katherine McNeill; 9. Ginny Wheeler (Scholar Athlete, NESCAC All-Academic); 11. Martha Reiser

Graduated/Non-Returning Players from 2011-2012 Team Championships:   3. Kate Savage (Second Team All-NESCAC, NESCAC All-Academic); 10. Megan Lee Clower; Caroline Dreyspool; Rachel Lupien; Sarah McCarrick

Additions to the 2012-2013 Roster: Khushy Aggarwal, Erika Robertson, Meyha Sud, Taryn Clary, and Corri Johnson

Captains: Anne Piper and Mary Katherine McNeill

Team Goals: To improve upon last season’s finish

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