By Michael T. Bello
Published Oct 3, 2014 at 7:00 AM ET; Updated Sep 14, 2014 at 12:13 PM ET

William Smith College

Geneva, NY — William Smith, a staple in the Epps Cup the past few seasons, intends to either win the Epps Cup or move into the Walker Cup (C Division). That quest would appear challenging: after all, the Herons lost a third of their team from last season’s team championships. Yet the team has an influx of new players joining the squad. Five incoming players all have multiple years of prep squash experience. The top-five positions from last season combined to win 43% of their matches, which is slightly lower than the 55% won by the remaining positions. The team only had only one 4-5 match last season, the final match in the Epps Cup against Tufts. To vault into the Walker Cup, they will need to win more tightly contested matches.  According to head coach Chip Fishback, “We’re going to have a very young, diverse team, with all kinds of enthusiasm.”

2013-2014 SEASON RECAP

Season Record: 9-10

Final Ranking: 28

Team Championships: 4th in the Epps Cup (D Division)

By the Numbers (From US Squash): 5-4 Matches Won: 0 of 1… Position with the Most Wins: #7s had 11 Wins.

2014-2015 SEASON PREVIEW

Program Status: Varsity

Head Coach: Chip Fishback

Returning Players from Team Championships: 1. Allie Rubin (2017); 2. Delaney Teceno (2017); 3. Brooke Hayes (2017); 4. Justine Shank (2016); 5. Phoebe Carlisle (2017); 7. Erin Casey (2016); 10. Molly Doran (2015); 11. Katie Hill (2016)

Graduated/Non-Returning Players from Team Championships: 6. Nellie Lindecke (2014); 8. Hannah Meyer (2014 – CSA Scholar Athlete); 9. Ty Mitchell (2014)

Additions to the 2014-2015 Roster:

  • Expected to play in the middle 3: Michaelann Denton (Berkshire School); Cashel McCarthy (Baldwin School); and Jocelyn McKenzie (Westover School)
  • Expected to play in the bottom 3: Anna Worcester (Brooks School) and Petyon Capute (Bryn Mawr School)
  • Returning from a Year Away: Andrea Tran

Captain: Molly Doran

Team Goals: Win the Epps Cup or qualify for the Walker Cup.

Key Matches: Vassar and St. Lawrence

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