By Michael T. Bello
Published Sep 30, 2015 at 3:00 PM ET; Updated Sep 20, 2015 at 7:49 PM ET

Connecticut CollegeNew London, CT — Conn College enters the 2015 – 2016 season having lost two players to graduation. Yet the Camels are upbeat about the coming season. After all, they are expecting two first year students to join their top 3 and another to join the middle of the ladder. Head coach Ted Childs is focused on moving up the rankings. To accomplish this goal, Childs states that the Camels need “to be a better fit team, and have our young team keep building on the match experiences they learned last year from playing in the college ranks.” He goes on to explain that Conn College needs to “play more aggressively, while having outstanding sportsmanship.” The Camels performed well in 5-4 matches last season, including a 5-4 win in the final match of Team Championships. Conn College recognizes that the competition will be tough again this season and has identified matches with Tufts, Willam Smith, Virginia, Mt, Holyoke, Wellesley and Dickinson as keys to a successful season. If the Camels’ new players give them a boost and they remain healthy, look for Conn College to be in the mix for the Epps Cup.

2014-2015 SEASON RECAP

Season Record: 8-17

Final Ranking: 27

Team Championships: 3rd in the Epps Cup (D Division)

By the Numbers (From US Squash): 5-4 Matches Won: 2 of 2… Top 3 Win %: 0.3733… Middle 3 Win %: 0.2267… Lower 3 Win %: 0.3973

2015-2016 SEASON PREVIEW

Program Status: Varsity

Head Coach: Ted Childs

Returning Players from Team Championships: 1. Ashley Arthur (2016); 3. Mawa Ballo (2018); 4. Adrienne Sieverding (2016); 5. Nina Nalle (2018); 6. Allie Fuller (2018); 7. Anne Holly (2017); 9. Tori Allen (2016 – NESCAC All-Academic); 10. Elizabeth Varoli (2018); 11. Caroline Lippincott (2017);

Graduated/Non-Returning Players from 2014-2015 Team Championships: 2. Leah Puklin (2015 – CSA Scholar Athlete, NESCAC All-Academic; NESCAC All-Sportsmanship); 8. Myra Jacobs (2015 – NESCAC All-Academic);

Additions to the 2015-2016 Roster:

  • Expected to play in the top 3: Aaliyah Davidson (Suffield Academy) and Jacquline Chu (New York)
  • Expected to play in the middle 3: Olivia Silverman (Berkshire School)

Captains: Ashley Arthur and Tori Allen

Team Goals: Top 25 finish

Key Matches: Tufts, Willam Smith, Virginia, Mt, Holyoke, Wellesley and Dickinson

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