By Anne Bello
Published Oct 14, 2013 at 3:00 PM ET; Updated Oct 6, 2013 at 10:16 AM ET

Johns Hopkins University Baltimore, MD — The 2012-2013 season was a learning experience for Johns Hopkins. After making steady progress during the season, the Blue Jays undermined their previous successes by competing with only three players, incurring a loss that cost them in the rankings. By championships, the team had recovered, fielding a full roster and finishing 6th in the Epps Cup. This season, the team has a renewed commitment to competitive play, and  they will be working with a new coach, Sergio Lopez. Co-captain Dorothy Kim outlines the team’s goals: “We plan to travel to Boston and play new opponents near our ranking, continue and increase intensity of practices, utilize the new coach to bring new match strategy into play, and prepare intensely until team championships. Over the last four years, Hopkins Squash has come a long way in terms of level of play and commitment. Despite being a club team, practices are rigorous, the work from which is seen in the improved match play.”

2012-2013 SEASON RECAP

Season Record: 7-5

Final Ranking: 30

Team Championships: 6th in the Epps Cup (D Division)

2013-2014 SEASON PREVIEW

Program Status: Emerging Club

Returning Players from Team Championships: 2. Libba King (2016); 3. Dorothy Kim (2014 – Academic Recognition); 4. Gabby Nyirjesy (2016); 5. Kara McDonough (2016); 6. Hilary Paisley (2014); 7. Callie Paplinger (2016); 8. Molly Pitegoff (2016); 9. Candice Shangguan (2016)

Graduated/Non-Returning Players from 2012-2013 Team Championships: 1. Louisa Drake (2013 – Academic Recognition); Casey MacGuire (2013 – Academic Recognition)

Additions to the 2013-2014 Roster:

  • Expected to play in the middle 3: San Tripathi (Blair Academy)
  • Expected to play in the bottom 3: Savannah Karmen-Tuohy, Niki Entin, Lizzie Yang

Captains: Dorothy Kim and Gabby Nyirjesy

Team Goals: Continue to build JHU squash

Key Matches: UVA and Georgetown

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