By Anne Bello
Published Oct 24, 2013 at 3:00 PM ET; Updated Oct 6, 2013 at 10:12 AM ET

Bucknell University Lewisburg, PA — Although Bucknell has had a women’s squash team for a number of years, the Bison have never made it to the Women’s National Team Championships. They have been scheduled to play several times, but for a variety of reasons they have had to pull out of the tournament. One of the team’s goals for this season is to make it to nationals, and if they do, they could be serious contenders for the Epps Cup. They have a deep roster with a good balance of experienced players and newcomers, Bucknell recently built several new courts, and they play a full schedule. “The women’s squash team is hosting matches for the first time in Bucknell’s history,” explains captain Ana Kelly. “The women’s squash program at Bucknell is growing stronger every year and we are quickly becoming a force to be reckoned with.”

2012-2013 SEASON RECAP

Season Record: 3-6

Final Ranking: Not Ranked

Team Championships: Withdrew from the Tournament

2013-2014 SEASON PREVIEW

Program Status: Emerging Club

Returning Players from Submitted Team Championships: 1. Ana Kelly (2015); 2. Sarah Antonacci (2016); 3. Ellie Stout (2016); 4. Ellie Barker (2016); 5. Margaret Hilton (2015); 7. Caroline Cutler (2016); 8. Sam Kelly (2016); 9. Heather Oros (2016); 11. Claire Wilson (2015)

Graduated/Non-Returning Players from 2012-2013 Submitted Team Championships: 6. Nicola Beaumont (2013); 10. Laney Hayssen (2013)

Additions to the 2013-2014 Roster:

  • Expected to play in the middle 3: Meg Giblin (St. Mark’s School)
  • Expected to play in the bottom 3: Zoe Russell; Abby del Guercio (The Bryn Mawr School); Claire Schuler (Garrison Forrest School)

Captains: Ana Kelly and Sarah Antonacci

Team Goals: Win as many matches as possible and be able to go to nationals

Key Matches: Drexel, UVA, Haverford, Tufts, and BU

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