By Michael T. Bello
Published Sep 13, 2014 at 7:00 AM ET; Updated Sep 14, 2014 at 12:10 PM ET

Johns Hopkins UniversityBaltimore, MD — This season, Johns Hopkins returns eight of nine players players from its starting line-up at last year’s team championships. In fact, of those returners, there is not a senior amongst them. This will allow the Blue Jays to continue honing their skills. According to co-captain Gabby Nyirjesy, “We’re looking forward to playing a variety of matches and testing our skills against teams we haven’t played before.” As always, Johns Hopkins has its match with Georgetown circled on the calendar. The two beltway teams are usually in the same peer group of squads. To improve in the rankings, Johns Hopkins will need more production from the top and bottom of its ladder. Last season, the 1s, 8s, and 9s combined to win 31% of their individual matches, compared to 54% for the remaining positions in the ladder.

2013-2014 SEASON RECAP

Season Record: 5-8

Final Ranking: 31

Team Championships: 7th in the Epps Cup (D Division)

By the Numbers (From US Squash): 5-4 Matches Won: 0 of 2… Position with the Most Wins: #4s had 10 Wins.

2014-2015 SEASON PREVIEW

Program Status: Emerging Club

Returning Players from Team Championships: 1. Elizabeth King (2016); 2. Kara McDonough (2016); 3. Gabrielle Nyirjesy (2016); 5. Caroline Plapinger (2016); 6. Keely Herring (2016); 7. Molly Pitegoff (2016); 8. Austin Davis (2017); 9. Savannah Karmen-Tuohy (2016); 10. Niki Entin (2016); 11. Emelynn Abreu (2017)

Graduated/Non-Returning Players from Team Championships: 4. Dorothy Kim (2014)

Additions to the 2014-2015 Roster:

  • Expected to play in the bottom 3: Whitney Kim

Captains: Callie Plapinger and Gabby Nyirjesy

Team Goals: Continue to hone skills.

Key Matches: Georgetown

To read other team previews, please visit the 2014-2015 College Squash Season Previews page.