By Anne Bello
Published Oct 14, 2013 at 7:00 AM ET; Updated Sep 2, 2013 at 2:29 PM ET

Cornell University Ithaca, NY —  Cornell doesn’t give up. “Our goal for the past two seasons has been to break into the top 5,” says head coach Julee Devoy. “Last season we had some close losses so we will be back to try again.” The Bears will also be trying to hold off other teams eager to move up the rankings. “Stanford and Dartmouth sit just behind us and always recruit well. Beating them is crucial to hold our position at #6,” notes Devoy. The two newest players on the Cornell team are Rachel Scherman and Sydney Francis; Scherman is expected to play somewhere in the middle of the order, and Francis will likely play in the bottom three. “We have a fun group of girls who are committed to helping each other for the overall success of the team,” Devoy explains. “The team works hard and plays harder!”

2012-2013 SEASON RECAP

Season Record: 13-7

Final Ranking: 6

Team Championships: 6th in the Howe Cup (A Division)

2013-2014 SEASON PREVIEW

Program Status: Varsity

Head Coach: Julee Devoy

Returning Players from Team Championships: 1. Danielle Letourneau (2015 – First Team All-American; All-Ivy League Team); 2. Jessenia Pacheco (2014 – Second Team All-American; All-Ivy League Team); 4. Abbey Foster (2016); 5. Rachel Au (2015); 7. Brynn Daniels (2016); 9. Laura Caty (2014); 10. Olivia Wherry (2016); 11. Reut Odinak (2016); Kathleen Donatiello; Kristin Scillia

Graduated/Non-Returning Players from 2012-2013 Team Championships: 3. Jaime Laird (2013 – Second Team All-American; Academic All Ivy ); 6. Maggie Remsen (2013); 8. Lindsay Seginson (2015); Lexi Glassman; Sydney Chirls

Additions to the 2013-2014 Roster:

  • Expected to play in the middle 3: Rachel Scherman (La Jolla High School – San Diego, CA)
  • Expected to play in the bottom 3: Sydney Francis (Episcopal Academy – Philadelphia, PA)

Captains: Jessenia Pacheco and Danielle Letourneau

Team Goals: Top 5 ranking

Key Matches: Stanford and Dartmouth

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