By Michael T. Bello
Published Oct 1, 2014 at 3:00 PM ET; Updated Sep 21, 2014 at 7:42 PM ET

Middlebury CollegeMiddlebury, VT — The memory of John Illig will inspire the Middlebury Panthers this season. According to co-captain Anne Wymard, “With the season dedicated to John we hope to pay forward his legacy through exhibiting good sportsmanship and love of the game.” The team welcomes Mike Morgan, who will serve as the interim men’s and women’s squash coach this season. As Middlebury’s women’s tennis coach, Morgan is a familiar face to the squash team. The tennis and squash programs worked together on fitness programs over the past few seasons. The team is focused on NESCAC matches. The Panthers are expecting 5 first-year students to help fill the gaps left by the two graduates from last season. Before the start of the season, Middlebury plans to continue the Illig’s tradition of a hike in the Adirondacks. Look for Middlebury to be very motivated this season.

2013-2014 SEASON RECAP

Season Record: 9-8

Final Ranking: 15

Team Championships: 7th in the Kurtz Cup (B Division)

By the Numbers (From US Squash): 5-4 Matches Won: 2 of 5… Position with the Most Wins: #5s and 6s had 14 Wins…

2014-2015 SEASON PREVIEW

Program Status: Varsity

Interim Head Coach: Mike Morgan 

Returning Players from Team Championships: 2. Charlotte Dewey (2015 – First Team All-NESCAC, NESCAC All-Sportsmanship); 3. Annie Wymard (2015 – CSA Scholar Athlete, NESCAC All-Academic); 4. Saskia Pownall-Gray (2016); 5. Tiffany Hau (2016); 6. Zoe Carey (2016 – NESCAC All-Academic); 7. Katie Dewey (2015); 9. Madeliene Hoar (2017); 10. Audrey Ellen (2017); 11. Carter Makin (2015)

Graduated/Non-Returning Players from Team Championships: 1. Abigail Jenkins (2014 – First Team All-NESCAC); 8. Amanda Chen (2014 – CSA Scholar Athlete, NESCAC All-Academic)

Additions to the 2014-2015 Roster:

  • Expected to play in the middle 3: Lily Bogle (St. Paul’s, NH); Lucy Bostwick (St. Paul’s, NH); Liddy Renner (Miss Porters, CT); and Caroline Jahrling (Dana Hall, MA)
  • Expected to play in the bottom 3: Lizzie Hurst (Greenwich Academy, CT)

Captains: Charlotte Dewey and Anne Wymard

Team Goals: To dedicate a successful season to the late John Illig

Key Matches: NESCAC matches

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