By Michael T. Bello
Published Oct 17, 2014 at 3:00 PM ET; Updated Sep 29, 2014 at 7:57 PM ET

Amherst CollegeAmherst, MA — After winning the Walker Cup (C Division) at the 2014 National Team Championships, Amherst has big plans for this season. The Jeffs plan to enter the Kurtz Cup (B Division) and win the Little Three Championship. The last time Amherst won the Little Three was in 2000. Critical to accomplishing these goals will be matches with Williams and Wesleyan. The Jeffs are also focused on matches with Brown, Bates, Drexel, Middlebury, and Hamilton. Last season, Amherst’s top 3 captured 33% of their matches, compared to 56% and 65% for the middle 3 and lower 3. With three players expected to join the squad, including two players expected to play in the top 3, look for the win percentages throughout the ladder to improve. This should make the ladder stronger, and the Jeffs may be able to accomplish both of their goals.

2013-2014 SEASON RECAP

Season Record: 10-8

Final Ranking: 17

Team Championships: 1st in the Walker Cup (C Division)

By the Numbers (From US Squash): 5-4 Matches Won: 2 of 3… Position with the Most Wins: #7s had 14 Wins

2014-2015 SEASON PREVIEW

Program Status: Varsity

Head Coach: Peter Robson

Returning Players from Team Championships: 1. Ericka Robertson (2016); 2. Areille Lehman (2015 – NESCAC All-Academic); 3. Meyha Sud (2016); 4. Tiana Palmer-Poroner (2017); 6. Khushy Aggarwal (2016 – NESCAC All-Academic, NESCAC All-Sportsmanship); 7. Taryn Clary (2016 – NESCAC All-Academic); 8. Corri Johnson (2016 – NESCAC All-Academic); 10. Izzy Derber (2017); 11. Martha Resier (2015 – CSA Scholar Athlete, NESCAC All-Academic)

Graduated/Non-Returning Players from Team Championships: 5. Evelyn Kramer (2014 – CSA Scholar Athlete, NESCAC All-Academic); 9. Lena Rice (2014 – CSA Scholar Athlete, NESCAC All-Academic)

Additions to the 2014-2015 Roster:

  • Expected to play in the top 3: Kimberly Krayacich (Chatham HS –  NJ) and Haley McAtee (Greenwich Academy – CT)
  • Expected to play in the bottom 3: Mae Cromwell (McDonough School – MD)

Captains: Taryn Clary and Arielle Lehman

Team Goals: Move up to the Kutz Cup division and win the Little III

Key Matches: Brown, Bates, Drexel, Middlebury, Hamilton, Williams, and Wesleyan

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