Amherst, MA — Amherst will have to start the season by making some adjustments at the top of their line-up. Last season’s top two players have graduated, and their number 3, Arielle Lehman, will be abroad during the fall. The rest of last season’s starters will be back, however, and Lena Rice is returning from study abroad. First-year player Tiana Palmer-Poroner will also be joining the team. The holes at the top of the order will provide opportunities for all these athletes to step up and take on new competitive roles. They should have plenty of experiences by the time the key matches of the season roll around. “Little III is always a big weekend of matches,” says head coach Peter Robson. Amherst will also compete at the NESCAC Championships, which is a good test before Women’s National Team Championships. Last season Amherst finished seventh in the Kurtz Cup and fifteenth overall. The Jeffs’ team goal is to improve upon that final ranking.
2012-2013 SEASON RECAP
Season Record: 12-9
Final Ranking: 15
Team Championships: 7th in the Kurtz Cup (B Division)
2013-2014 SEASON PREVIEW
Program Status: Varsity
Head Coach: Peter Robson
Returning Players from Team Championships: 4. Meyha Sud (2016); 5. Ericka Robertson (2016); 6. Evelyn Kramer (2014 – NESCAC All-Academic); 7. Corri Johnson (2016); 8. Khushy Aggarwal (2016); 9. Taryn Clary (2016 – NESCAC All-Sportsmanship)
Abroad During the Fall Semester: 3. Arielle Lehman (2015 – NESCAC All-Academic)
Graduated/Non-Returning Players from 2012-2013 Team Championships: 1. Chandler Lusardi (2013 – Second Team All-NESCAC; NESCAC All-Academic); 2. Anne Piper (2013); 10. Mary Katherine McNeill (2013 – NESCAC All-Academic); 11. Sarah Nyirjesy (2013 – NESCAC All-Academic)
Additions to the 2013-2014 Roster: Tiana Palmer-Poroner; Lena Rice (2014 – returning from study abroad)
Captains: Evelyn Kramer and Lena Rice
Team Goals: Improve on final ranking
Key Matches: Wesleyan and Williams
To read other team previews, please visit the 2013-2014 College Squash Season Previews page.