By Anne Bello
Published Oct 14, 2015 at 7:00 AM ET; Updated Sep 8, 2015 at 8:14 PM ET

William Smith College

Geneva, NY — William Smith last played for the Kurtz Cup in 2011; since then, the Herons have competed in the D Division, where they’ve reached the final three times and won the Epps Cup once. This season, the Herons hope to either return to the Walker Cup or, falling short, contend for the Epps Cup. With all but two players from last season’s championship line-up returning, William Smith’s goals should be within reach. Madison Bradley and Stacy Maceda, two new players, are expected to find spots in the bottom third of the Herons’ starting line-up, adding depth to the team.  Among the returners is senior Justine Shank, who interned last year with Major League Ultimate, a professional Ultimate Frisbee league. Fellow senior Erin Casey will captain the squad. Casey and Shank are the only members of the class of 2016 who competed at last year’s Women’s National Team Championships, so whatever momentum the Herons can gain this year should carry them into the future.

2014-2015 SEASON RECAP

Season Record: 14-6

Final Ranking: 26

Team Championships: 2nd in the Epps Cup (D Division)

By the Numbers (From US Squash): 5-4 Matches Won: 1 of 1… Top 3 Win %: 0.5333… Middle 3 Win %: 0.7… Lower 3 Win %: 0.7069

2015-2016 SEASON PREVIEW

Program Status: Varsity

Head Coach: Chip Fishback

Returning Players from Team Championships: 1. Cashel McCarthy (2018); 2. Allie Rubin (2017); 3. Mikey Denton (2018); 5. Delaney Teceno (2017); 6. Brooke Hayes (2017); 7. Anna Worcester (2018); 8. Justine Shank (2016); 10. Erin Casey (2016); 11. Peyton Capute (2018)

Graduated/Non-Returning Players from 2014-2015 Team Championships: 4. Andrea Tran (2015); 9. Molly Doran (2015)

Additions to the 2015-2016 Roster:

  • Expected to play in the bottom 3: Madison Bradley (Nardin Academy – Buffalo, NY) and Stacy Maceda (Bronx Center for Science and Math)

Captain: Erin Casey

Team Goals: Win the Epps Cup or qualify for the Walker Cup

Key Matches: St. Lawrence and Vassar

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