By Anne Bello
Published Sep 21, 2015 at 7:00 AM ET; Updated Sep 6, 2015 at 9:27 PM ET

Bates College

Lewiston, ME — The Bobcats’ tri-captains — senior Lauren Williams and juniors Emma Dunn and Charlotte Cabot — will have their work cut out for them this season. The trio, along with sophomore Blair Weintraub, are the only players from last season’s starting nine who will be back. Last year, the Bobcats’ top three had the highest win percentage on the team, and those players have graduated. Fortunately, a number of new players will be joining the Bates’ program, filling in spots throughout the line-up. The team will be active in the fall, taking an annual hike and hosting a professional women’s tournament in September. As always, look for the Bates team to play and fight like Bobcats.

 

2014-2015 SEASON RECAP

Season Record: 10-12

Final Ranking: 15

Team Championships: 7th in the Kurtz Cup (B Division)

By the Numbers (From US Squash): 5-4 Matches Won: 0 of 2… Top 3 Win %: 0.6515… Middle 3 Win %: 0.4394… Lower 3 Win %: 0.2344

2015-2016 SEASON PREVIEW

Program Status: Varsity

Head Coach: Pat Cosquer ’97

Returning Players from Team Championships: 4. Emma Dunn (2017); 6. Charlotte Cabot (2017 – NESCAC All-Academic); 7. Lauren Williams (2016 – NESCAC All-Academic); 9. Blair Weintraub (2018)

Graduated/Non-Returning Players from 2014-2015 Team Championships: 1. Nessrine Ariffin (2015 – DIII Individual Finalist – A Draw, First Team All-NESCAC, NESCAC All-Sportsmanship); 2. Myriam Kelly (2015 – First Team All-NESCAC); 3. Lesea Bourke (2015 – Second Team All-NESCAC); 5. Chloe Mitchell (2015); 8. Sarah Miller (2015); 10. Emma Korein (2015)

Additions to the 2015-2016 Roster:

  • Expected to play in the top 3: Kristyna Alexova (2019) and Jackie Peychar (2019)
  • Expected to play in the middle 3: Vicky Arjoon
  • Expected to play in the bottom 3: Molly Brooks (2019), Katie Bull, Hannah Conner (2017), Natalie Pearson (2019), Cata Robert (2018); Lindsay Ryder (2019)

Captains: Lauren Williams, Emma Dunn, and Charlotte Cabot

Team Goals: To Play Like Bobcats

Key Matches: NESCAC and DIII opponents

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