By Anne Bello
Published Oct 10, 2013 at 3:00 PM ET; Updated Oct 10, 2013 at 8:41 PM ET

Connecticut College New London, CT — At first glance, it would be easy to write off the Camels this season. After all, four players from last season’s starting line-up have graduated, and when play resumes in the fall, number 1 Caroline Sargent, number 2 Leah Puklin, and number 10 Myra Jacobs will all be studying abroad. But new head coach Ted Childs has good reason to be excited about the upcoming season. Six first-year players will be joining the team, bringing with them a combination of squash skills and athletic experience from other sports. Sargent, Puklin, and Jacobs will all be back for the main part of the season, and while they are away, the new players and returners will have the opportunity to step up and gain valuable experience that should serve them well in the long run. “The Camels will look to surprise some teams in January and February,” says Childs. The team is also planning a winter training trip and possibly a community service activity with students from an urban squash program. Childs describes the team as “up and coming, with support from the college to build on the past successes of the program.”

2012-2013 SEASON RECAP

Season Record: 9-16

Final Ranking: 24

Team Championships: 8th in the Walker Cup (C Division)

2013-2014 SEASON PREVIEW

Program Status: Varsity

Head Coach: Ted Childs

Returning Players from Team Championships: 3. Ashley Arthur (2016); 4. Alexis DiTomassi (2016); 9. Clare Young (2016); 11. Alheli Garza (2016)

Studying Abroad During the Fall: 1. Caroline Sargent (2015 – NESCAC All-Academic); 2. Leah Puklin (2015 – NESCAC All-Academic; NESCAC All-Sportsmanship); and 10. Myra Jacobs (2015 – NESCAC All-Academic)

Graduated/Non-Returning Players from 2012-2013 Team Championships: 5. Lucy Wallace (2013 – NESCAC All-Academic); 6. Becca Markson (2013 – Scholar Athlete; NESCAC All-Academic); 7. Sara Krivoshik (2013); 8. Allie Hibbs (2013)

Additions to the 2013-2014 Roster:

  • Expected to play in the middle 3: Adrieene Sieverding (Kent School, CT); Anne Holly (Roland Park School -Baltimore, MD); Caroline Lippincott (Lincoln School – Providence, RI); and Charlotte Novack (Sag Harbor, NY)
  • Expected to play in the bottom 3: Molly Provencher (New Hampshire); Kiersten Anderson (New Hampshire); Kaleigh Tierney (Ethel Walker School); Madison Craft (Episcopal Academy – Philadelphia, PA)

Team Goals: Break into the Top 18

Key Matches: NESCAC Matches

To read other team previews, please visit the 2013-2014 College Squash Season Previews page.