By Anne Bello
Published Oct 31, 2012 at 7:00 AM ET; Updated Oct 6, 2012 at 10:30 AM ET

Hanover, NH — After winning the Kurtz Cup in 2010, Dartmouth has spent the last two seasons in the A Division. The Big Green will be looking to maintain a spot in the hunt for the Howe Cup. The teams either side of them in last season’s rankings — Cornell and Stanford ahead, Brown and Williams behind — will be key matches for Dartmouth to stay in the A Division. The team only lost one starter to graduation and will gain four players who should have an impact across the ladder: Nina Scott, Lydie McKenzie, Tori Dewey, and Krystina Miles. Dartmouth College has made some adjustments to its academic calendar, and the Big Green squashers will now have a longer winter break to train and travel. The team also plans to do volunteer work in the Upper Valley region. “We are a tightly knit team and our players are all great friends off the squash court who spend most of their free time together,” says head coach Hansi Wiens.

2011-2012 SEASON RECAP

Season Record: 6-9

Final Ranking: 8

Team Championships: 8th in the Howe Cup (A Division)

2012-2013 SEASON PREVIEW

Program Status: Varsity

Head Coach: Hansi Wiens

Returning Players from Team Championships: 1. Corey Schafer (First Team All-Ivy); 2. Becky Lau (Scholar Athlete); 3. Sarah Loucks (Scholar Athlete; Academic All-Ivy); 4. Melina Turk; 5. Oona Morris; 6. Kensy Balch; 7. Kate Nimmo;  9. Helena Darling; 10. Sarah Caughey; 11. Marian Lurio

Graduated/Non-Returning Players from 2011-2012 Team Championships: 8. Julia Watson (Scholar
Athlete); Heather Binnie

Additions to the 2012-2013 Roster:

  • Expected to play in the top 3: Nina Scott
  • Expected to play in the middle 3: Lydie McKenzie
  • Expected to play in the bottom 3: Tori Dewey and Krystina Miles

Captains: Corey Schafer and Sarah Loucks

Team Goals: To stay in the top 8 nationally and to qualify for the A Division

Key Matches: Brown, Williams, Cornell, and Stanford

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