Middlebury, VT — New Middlebury head coach Mark Lewis has identified a clear goal for the Panthers: to move up in the B Division. Last season, the Panthers tied for 13th in the nation, and they’ll be returning two-thirds of last season’s starting line-up in 2015 – 2016. Incoming players Beatrijs Kuijpers, Alexa Comai, and Madeleine Tan will be joining the squad, helping to fill in the gaps in the ladder left by graduating seniors Anne Wymard, Charlotte Dewey, and Katie Dewey. The Panthers had consistent success throughout the ladder last season, with the top three, middle three, and bottom three spots all clocking in with win percentages around .600. Maintaining that depth and consistency will help the team against key NESCAC opponents like Williams and Bates. Lewis says of the Panthers, “They love the game, their team and the school, and they work really hard for all of their results.”
2014-2015 SEASON RECAP
Season Record: 15-7
Final Ranking: 13
Team Championships: 5th in the Kurtz Cup (B Division)
By the Numbers (From US Squash): 5-4 Matches Won: 0 of 1… Top 3 Win %: 0.6364… Middle 3 Win %: 0.6667… Lower 3 Win %: 0.6923
2015-2016 SEASON PREVIEW
Program Status: Varsity
Head Coach: Mark Lewis
Returning Players from Team Championships: 1. Saskia Pownall-Gray (2016 – First Team All-NESCAC); 4. Tiffany Hau (2016); 5. Liddy Renner (2018); 6. Zoe Carey (2016 – CSA Scholar Athlete); 8. Lucy Bostwick (2018); 9. Lily Bogle (2018); 10. Caroline Jarling (2018); 11. Audrey Ellen (2017)
Graduated/Non-Returning Players from 2014-2015 Team Championships: 2. Anne Wymard (2015 – CSA Scholar Athlete, Second Team All-NESCAC); 3. Charlotte Dewey (2015 – NESCAC All-Sportsmanship); 7. Katie Dewey (2015)
Additions to the 2015-2016 Roster: Beatrijs Kuijpers, Alexa Comai, and Madeleine Tan
Captains: Tiffany Hau, Zoe Carey, and Saskia Pownall-Gray
Team Goals: To move up in B division
Key Matches: All NESCAC matches, especially Williams and Bates, and Dartmouth.
To read other team previews, please visit the 2015-2016 College Squash Season Previews page.