By Michael T. Bello
Published Oct 19, 2014 at 12:00 PM ET; Updated Oct 4, 2014 at 7:52 PM ET

Georgetown UniversityWashington, DC — Georgetown finished last season ranked 29th and ranked 3rd amongst club teams. To improve on last season, the Hoyas will need more wins from the top of their ladder. Last year, the squad’s top 3 captured 33% of matches, while the middle 3 and bottom 3 captured 62% and 70%, respectively. Georgetown will need to replace two graduates from last season, but the team expects seven players to join the squad. According to co-captain Kirsten Craddock, the Hoyas’ “goal is to build a deep team which incorporates our new talent as well as our returning players.” The team is focused on matches with Virginia and Johns Hopkins, two crucial opponents if Georgetown wants to ascend the rankings. As in past seasons, the team will be supporting Squash Diabetes, a charity started by a Georgetown players that invests in research to make artificial pancreas cell treatments a reality for diabetics. The Hoyas need to play more matches against a variety of opponents to truly blossom this season.

2013-2014 SEASON RECAP

Season Record: 8-4

Final Ranking: 29

Team Championships: 5th in the Epps Cup (D Division)

By the Numbers (From US Squash): 5-4 Matches Won: 3 of 3… Position with the Most Wins: #5s had 11 Wins

2014-2015 SEASON PREVIEW

Program Status: Emerging Club

Returning Players from Team Championships: 1. Kirsten Craddock (2015); 2. Olivia Colburn (2018); 3. Elizabeth Scattergood (2018); 6. Helen Guo (2015); 7. Elizabeth Johnson (2015); 8. Katia DaSilva (2015); 9. Lucy Gibson (2015); 10. Ellen Rote (2018)

Graduated/Non-Returning Players from Team Championships: 4. Hilary Ross (2014); 5. Julia Caffrey (2014)

Additions to the 2014-2015 Roster:

  • Expected to play in the top 3: Grace Alburger; Anna Yass
  • Expected to play in the middle 3: Anne Scattergood
  • Expected to play in the bottom 3: Allison Elkman
  • Other addition: Alexis Gulino; Megan Niles; Carolyn Dahl

Captains: Kirsten Craddock and Lucy Gibson

Team Goals: To build a deep team which incorporates new talent as well as our returning players

Key Matches: UVA and JHU

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