By Michael T. Bello
Published Oct 29, 2012 at 3:00 PM ET; Updated Oct 7, 2012 at 1:47 PM ET

Williamstown, MA — Williams came so close last season to capturing the Kurtz Cup (B Division) at the Women’s National Team Championships. Williams entered the tournament as the fourth seed in the division. They defeated Columbia in the opening round and then knocked off top-seeded Middlebury in the semifinals. The Ephs lost 4-5 to Brown in the finals, which was one of the most exciting matches of the tournament. This season, Williams wants to capture the Kurtz Cup or move into the A Division. After the loss of three players to graduation, the Ephs will reload with three additions: Lily Grant, Nicole Fichbach, and Hailey Newbound. For the past few seasons, the teams ranked 7 – 14 in the nation have competed in a number of close matches. Williams is looking forward to matches with these teams, especially Bates, Brown, Columbia, Dartmouth, and Middlebury.

2011-2012 SEASON RECAP

Season Record: 17-12

Final Ranking: 10

Team Championships: 2nd in the Kurtz Cup (B Division)

2012-2013 SEASON PREVIEW

Program Status: Varsity

Head Coach: Zafi Levy

Returning Players from Team Championships: 2. Alli Rubin (First Team All-NESCAC); 3. Laura Henry (First Team All- NESCAC, NESCAC All-Academic); 4. Alyssa Northtrop; 5. Elli ONeill; 6. Caroline Sawin; 7. Hannah Kaemmer (NESCAC All-Academic); 10. Mia Fry; 11. Gibbs Cullen

Graduated/Non-Returning Players from 2011-2012 Team Championships: 1. Courtney Bogle (First Team All-NESCAC); 8. Carolyn Kaemmer (NESCAC All-Academic); 9. Eliana Saltzman (NESCAC All-Academic);

Additions to the 2012-2013 Roster: Lily Grant, Nicole Fichbach, and Hailey Newbound

Captains: Ali Rubin and Laura Henry

Team Goals: Win the Kurtz Cup (B Division)

Key Matches: Columbia, Dartmouth, Brown, Bates, Middlebury

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