By Michael T. Bello
Published Oct 16, 2013 at 3:00 PM ET; Updated Oct 6, 2013 at 10:15 AM ET

Georgetown University Washington, DC — For the past few seasons, Georgetown has been a mainstay in the Epps Cup at the Women’s National Team Championships. The Hoyas captured the cup in 2011 and won the consolation finals this past season. In the tournament they lost to St. Lawrence, but won their final two matches against Vassar and Johns Hopkins to finish 29th in the rankings. This season, Georgetown plans to rise in the rankings. If they intend to regain their spot as the top women’s club team they will need to surpass Boston College and Virginia. To assist with this task, eight new players will be joining the Hoyas’ line-up, many of whom have prep school squash experience. Georgetown faces UVA twice during the regular season, once each semester, which will serve as a great test for the young squad.

2012-2013 SEASON RECAP

Season Record: 7-4

Final Ranking: 29

Team Championships: 5th in the Epps Cup (D Division)

2013-2014 SEASON PREVIEW

Program Status: Emerging Club

Returning Players from Team Championships: 1. Chloe Fross (2016); 2. Kirsten Craddock (2015); 5. Betsy Johnson (2016); 7. Katia DaSilva (2015); 10. Elizabeth Atkins (2015)

Graduated/Non-Returning Players from 2012-2013 Team Championships: 3. Carolyn Meister (2013); 4. Caroline Palmer (2013); 6. Lindsay Kolowich (2013); 8. Lindsay Weil (2013); 9. Molly McShea (2013)

Additions to the 2013-2014 Roster:

  • Expected to play in the top 3: Helen Guo; Olivia Colburn (St. Marks)
  • Expected to play in the middle 3: Harling Ross (Groton School); Julia Caffrey (Brooks School); Mariah Pongor
  • Expected to play in the bottom 3: Lucy Gibson (Potomac School); Ellen Rote; Izzy Connelly

Captains: Harling Ross, Kirsten Craddock, and Julia Caffrey

Team Goals: To raise our ranking

Key Matches: All matches

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