By Anne Bello
Published Oct 7, 2014 at 3:00 PM ET; Updated Sep 29, 2014 at 7:39 PM ET

Vassar CollegePoughkeepsie, NY — Vassar’s goal for this season is simple: to get back into the game. The Brewers did not compete last season. Head coach Jane Parker explains: “Due to the graduation of six women in May 2013 and the study abroad commitments of the other returners, we had no choice but to field a co-ed team. The team competed in the CSA men’s program.” As the season progressed, some players joined the team and others returned from study abroad. Two players, Carly Scher and Isabelle Bertram, broke into the line-up of the men’s team and represented the school in intercollegiate play. “In the meantime we had enough women to field a team and so we played a few scrimmages in preparation for the 2014-15 season,” Parker explains. The Brewers now have their eyes to the future, and they’re looking forward to taking on squads like Haverford, William Smith, and St. Lawrence, as well as Seven Sisters competitors Mount Holyoke, Smith, and Wellesley. “It’s been two-three years since we’ve played these teams, so we’re curious to see how competitive we can be,” says Parker, who has many plans for the team this season, including a Women’s Squash Week celebration, an alumni match, and community squash coaching for children from the City of Poughkeepsie Middle School.  “We are grateful to have the opportunity to compete as a women’s team again this year,” she says. “We are approaching this season with an open mind and look forward to putting in maximum effort to see how far we can go.”

2013-2014 SEASON RECAP

Season Record: Did Not Play

Final Ranking: Not Ranked

Team Championships: Did Not Play

2014-2015 SEASON PREVIEW

Program Status: Varsity

Head Coach: Jane Parker

Expected Team Roster: 1. Hannah Nice (2018, Hanover High School – Hanover, NH); 2. Carly Scher (2017, Harriton High School -Penn Valley, PA); 3. Karina Primelles (2015, American School Foundation -Mexico City, Mexico); 4. Isabelle Bertram (2017, West High School. Salt Lake City, UT); 5. Cherylann Mucciolo (2018, Blair Academy – Shohola, PA); 6. Roxanne Ringer (2015, Homeschool – Ridgefield, CT); 7. Stephanie Zhu (2016, Marlboro High School – Morganville, NJ); 8. Ellie Opdahl (2015, Cate School – Tokyo, Japan); 9. Emma Glickman (Golda Och Academy – Livingstone, NJ)

Captain: Karina Primelles

Team Goals: To reestablish the Vassar program

Key Matches: Haverford, William Smith, St. Lawrence, Smith, Mount Holyoke, and Wellesley

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