By Michael T. Bello
Published Oct 15, 2014 at 7:00 AM ET; Updated Oct 18, 2014 at 10:16 PM ET

Haverford CollegeHaverford, PA — Haverford has captured the past two E Division titles. After just missing out on the final spot for the Epps Cup (D Division) last season, the Fords want to move higher in the rankings. To assist with that effort, head coach Niki Clement added matches with Dickinson, Fordham, and Northwestern to increase competition and prepare the team for the 2015 Women’s National Team Championships.  According to Clement, these matches “will be good tests for them.” With seven players returning from last season’s team championships, the Fords will have experience on their side. They improved throughout the season last year, demonstrated by an opening match 5-4 victory over NYU, and then a 7-2 victory against that same squad at team championships. With the addition of a graduate from Lawrenceville Academy, the team’s 2014 – 2015 season looks to be positive.

2013-2014 SEASON RECAP

Season Record: 8-10

Final Ranking: 33

Team Championships: 1st in the E Division

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

2014-2015 SEASON PREVIEW

Program Status: Varsity

Head Coach: Niki Clement

Returning Players from Team Championships: 2. Bethany Simmonds (2016); 3. Alex Love (2015); 5. Isabel Agnew (2017); 6. Samara Flug (2015); 7. Alyssa Kaden (2016); 8. Rachael Garnick (2017); 9. Emily Berlin (2016); 10. Ava Lichauco (2016); 11. Emilia Cobbs (2017); Avery Weisel (2015)

Graduated/Non-Returning Players from Team Championships: 1. Caroline Nightingale (2014); 4. Sarah Madigan (2016 – studying abroad); Allie Kandel (2014)

Additions to the 2014-2015 Roster:

  • Expected to play in the top 3: Isabelle Gotuaco (Lawrenceville School)

Captains: Samara Flug and Alex Love

Team Goals: To climb up the ranks into the Epps Division

Key Matches: BC, Bucknell, Northeastern, Fordham, Dickinson, and Northwestern

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