By Anne Bello
Published Oct 4, 2015 at 7:00 AM ET; Updated Oct 25, 2015 at 8:31 PM ET

Notre Dame, University ofSouth Bend, IN — Notre Dame didn’t make the trip to the Women’s National Team Championships last year, nor did they win any matches. However, captain Brittany Sanok is optimistic about the coming season. “We hope to play competitive matches, improve the performance of our team as a whole, and bring our enthusiastic team spirit to every match,” she says. While the team’s former coach, Geoff McCuen, relocated and is no longer with the team, they do expect to have three new players who will make an impact on the ladder. Sanok believes the newcomers may help Notre Dame close the gap with Minnesota. “We had a close match with them last year and considering our improved game and addition of new experienced players we believe our next match will be equally as competitive,” she says. “All the players on our team are dedicated to creating an enthusiastic and competitive team and we always welcome new talent as well as those just interested in learning the game.”

2014-2015 SEASON RECAP

Season Record: 0-7

Final Ranking: Not ranked

Team Championships: NA in the Did Not Qualify

By the Numbers (From US Squash): 5-4 Matches Won: 0 of 0… Top 3 Win %: 0… Middle 3 Win %: 0.0476… Lower 3 Win %: 0.1

2015-2016 SEASON PREVIEW

Program Status: Emerging Club

Returning Players : 1. Brittany Sanok (2016); 2. Maddie Ehlerding (2016); 3. Erica Periera (2017); 4. Kaya Moore (2016); 5. Maddie Miller (2017); 6. MonicaThomas (2016); 7. Maggie VanSlochem (2016); 8. Kyra Powers (2018)

Graduated/Non-Returning Players from 2014-2015 Team Championships:

Additions to the 2015-2016 Roster:

  • Expected to play in the top 3: Mary Kate Comer
  • Expected to play in the bottom 3: Libby Wright and Meaghan McKenna

Captain: Brittany Sanok

Team Goals: To play competitive matches

Key Matches: Minnesota

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