By Michael T. Bello
Published Oct 5, 2014 at 7:00 AM ET; Updated Sep 15, 2014 at 7:04 PM ET

Boston CollegeBoston, MA — Boston College is on a mission to become the top club team in the nation. The Eagles came extremely close to that goal last season. They made it to the Epps Cup (D Division) final against the University of Virginia. UVA won the match in the 5th game of the final match. According to co-captain Caroline Whelan, the Eagles are “playing UVA on November 1st, which will be an important match because we lost to them in the Epps Cup finals 5-4. Hopefully it will be another close and exciting match.” To become the top club team in the nation, BC will need more production from their top 3. Last season, the top 3 captured 28% of their matches, compared to 58% for the middle 3 and 64% for the bottom 3. Adding to the challenge this season, many of the Eagles’ juniors will be studying abroad. With the Team Championships being held in Boston, look for Boston College to be very motivated throughout the season.

2013-2014 SEASON RECAP

Season Record: 6-6

Final Ranking: 26

Team Championships: 2nd in the Epps Cup (D Division)

By the Numbers (From US Squash): 5-4 Matches Won: 1 of 4… Position with the Most Wins: #6s and 8s had 9 Wins

2014-2015 SEASON PREVIEW

Program Status: Emerging Club

Returning Players from Team Championships: 3. Caroline Whelan (2016); 5. Alexis Ditomassi (2016); 6. Carlie Ladda (2017); 7. Alison Johnston (2015);  9. Katherine Neuberger (2016, abroad during Spring semester); 10. Mary Aidan Hanrahan (2015)

Graduated/Non-Returning Players from Team Championships: 1. Lilly Havens (2014); 2. Cassandre Burke (2014); 4. Madeline Bette (2014); 8. Caroline Kulig (2016)

Captains: Caroline Whelan and Alison Johnston

Team Goals:  To be the highest ranked club team in the nation

Key Matches: University of Virginia and Conn College

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