By Anne Bello
Published Sep 13, 2015 at 7:00 AM ET; Updated Sep 28, 2015 at 10:03 PM ET

Georgetown UniversityWashington, DC — Georgetown has identified Johns Hopkins as one of their key matches of the season. Co-captain Betsy Johnson explains that, “We have had a number of competitive matches with JHU during the past few seasons.” Last season, the Hoyas edged out Johns Hopkins by a single match — twice. In fact, the Hoyas were consistently clutch, winning all four of their 5-4 matches. Looking forward, Johnson says that the team’s goal is “to continue to build on the progress we made last year in strengthening our entire ladder.” Georgetown relied on their bottom two-thirds of their ladder last season. If the top three spots can increase their win percentage, the team will see close wins turn into decisive victories.  The Hoyas lost two players to graduation, but they have a core of younger players who can make an impact for years to come.

2014-2015 SEASON RECAP

Season Record: 7-6

Final Ranking: 31

Team Championships: 7th in the Epps Cup (D Division)

By the Numbers (From US Squash): 5-4 Matches Won: 4 of 4… Top 3 Win %: 0.2564… Middle 3 Win %: 0.5385… Lower 3 Win %: 0.4242

2015-2016 SEASON PREVIEW

Program Status: Emerging Club

Returning Players from Team Championships: 2. Grace Alburger (2018); 3. Olivia Colburn (2017); 4. Elizabeth Scattergood (2017); 5. Anne Scattergood (2017); 7. Elizabeth Johnson (2016 – CSA Academic Recognition); 8. Alexis Gulino (2017); 9. Allison Elkman (2017); 10. Megan Nilles (2018)

Graduated/Non-Returning Players from 2014-2015 Team Championships: 1. Kirsten Craddock (2015 – CSA Academic Recognition); 6. Katia DaSilva (2015)

Captains: Betsy Johnson and Libby Scattergood

Team Goals: To continue to build on the progress we made last year in strengthening our entire ladder.

Key Matches: Johns Hopkins

To read other team previews, please visit the 2015-2016 College Squash Season Previews page.