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

Drexel UniversityPhiladelphia, PA — Entering their fourth season as a varsity team, Drexel has already moved from the E Division (2009 – 2010) to the Kurtz Cup (B Division). This remarkable improvement should continue this season. After all, the Dragons return 8 of their starting 9 from last season’s Team Championships. According to head coach John White, “This year we want to work together and have a positive and competitive season. We would like a winning record, to finish higher than we did this year, and to display good sportsmanship at all times.” Throughout the season, the Dragons will be volunteering with SquashSmarts, Philadelphia’s NUSEA program. Co-captaining the team will be its two seniors: Kiran Vasudevan and Courtney Sabo. Sabo begins her second season as captain and according to White, “She had never played before joining the team at Drexel but her leadership and good attitude has brought her to the forefront of the team.” With three new players joining the team, the 2014 – 2015 Drexel Dragons should be even stronger this season.

2013-2014 SEASON RECAP

Season Record: 11-10

Final Ranking: 14

Team Championships: 6th in the Kurtz Cup (B Division)

By the Numbers (From US Squash): 5-4 Matches Won: 1 of 2… Position with the Most Wins: #3s had 13 Wins

2014-2015 SEASON PREVIEW

Program Status: Varsity

Head Coach: John White

Returning Players from Team Championships: 2. Mary Fung-a-fat (2017); 3. Elisa Money (2017); 4. Laura Rahauser (2016); 5. Maria Diagama (2017); 6. Kiran Vasudevan (2015); 7. Kaitlyn Money (2016); 8. Courtney Sabo (2015); 9. Kristine Giltvedt (2017)

Graduated/Non-Returning Players from Team Championships: 1. Damindhi Udangawa (2016); 10. Davila Thompson (2014); 11. Robin Claire Anderson (2014)

Additions to the 2014-2015 Roster:

  • Expected to play in the top 3: Hayley Hughes
  • Expected to play in the middle 3: Ryan Morgan
  • Expected to play in the bottom 3: Abby Kaplan

Captains: Courtney Sabo and Kiran Vasudevan

Team Goals: To improve as a team and in the rankings

Key Matches: All matches

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