By Michael T. Bello
Published Oct 18, 2013 at 3:00 PM ET; Updated Oct 6, 2013 at 10:18 AM ET

Northwestern University Chicago, IL — Northwestern is launching a women’s program this season. Captains Jackie Edelson and Alyssa Brewer played for the Northwestern’s men the past few seasons before founding the women’s program. Brewer explains that the team  hopes “to establish a strong foundation for a lasting women’s squash program at Northwestern University.” The team will feature many players with prep school squash experience, including alums of Greenwich Academy and Exeter. To help motivate the team, in October the Wildcats will be attending some PSA matches at a nearby squash club. “Hopefully seeing the pros play will be an inspiration for the season!” explains Brewer.  Northwestern is looking forward to matches with other Midwest clubs, including Notre Dame, the University of Minnesota, Wash U and Vanderbilt, as they attempt to qualify for Nationals. “While it’s hard to know as a brand new team how we will stack up against them, we hope that these will be very competitive matches,” Brewer explains.

2012-2013 SEASON RECAP

Season Record: 0-0

Final Ranking: Not Ranked

Team Championships: Did Not Play

2013-2014 SEASON PREVIEW

Program Status: Emerging Club

Captains: Jackie Edelson and Alyssa Brewer

Team Goals: To enter Nationals

Key Matches: Notre Dame, University of Minnesota, Wash U and Vanderbilt

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