By Anne Bello
Published Oct 31, 2012 at 3:00 PM ET; Updated Oct 7, 2012 at 1:52 PM ET

Waterville, ME  — Colby finished just outside the top 20 last season, and this season they are aiming for the top 15 in the nation. The Mules are returning the top six players from last season, plus three other players who traveled to the Women’s National Team Championships. Five new players will be added to the team: Mikaela Johnson, Julie Wolpow, Amanda Corwin, Carolyn Mitchell, and Taylor Peterson. Colby head coach Sakhi Khan speaks highly of his team, describing them as “one of the best group of women squash players to know in college squash. We keep the fun in competing.” Three NESCAC teams will be key matches on the Mules’ schedule — Bowdoin, Wesleyan, and Tufts — along with Mount Holyoke. “Colby’s squash program will get you to the next level and you’ll have the time of your life getting there,” Khan tells prospective players.

2011-2012 SEASON RECAP

Season Record: 13-16

Final Ranking: 21

Team Championships: 5th in the Walker Cup (C Division)

2012-2013 SEASON PREVIEW

Program Status: Varsity

Head Coach: Sakhi Khan

Returning Players from Team Championships: 1. Kate Pistel (First Team All- NESCAC); 2. Molly Parsons; 3. Lindsey McKenna; 4. Tara Tischio; 5. Maddie Hunsicker; 6. Elizabeth Brehman;  8. Lily Greenberg; 10. Amelia Barnett (NESCAC All-Academic); 11. Sophie Frishberg

Graduated/Non-Returning Players from 2011-2012 Team Championships: 7. Coco Cowan; 9. Emma Beck; Danille Dunnder;

Additions to the 2012-2013 Roster: Mikaela Johnson, Julie Wolpow, Amanda Corwin, Carolyn Mitchell, and Taylor Peterson

Captains: Molly Parsons

Team Goals: To get into the top fifteen in the country

Key Matches: Bowdoin, Mount Holyoke, Wesleyan, and Tufts

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