By Michael T. Bello
Published Oct 18, 2015 at 3:00 PM ET; Updated Oct 11, 2015 at 7:34 PM ET

Boston CollegeBoston, MA — Boston College concluded last season ranked 29th in the nation. However, the team recognizes that it needs to improve its record. According to captain Caroline Whelan, “Our team goal is to make it to nationals this year with a better record than last season. We are hoping that our young team will improve to make us better competitors this season at Nationals.” The Eagles lost three seniors from last season’s starting nine at Team Championships. They are expecting nine additions to the team this season, including two players joining the top three. This could benefit the Eagles by pushing players down the ladder. Last season, the bottom third of the ladder had the best win percentage of the ladder. Matches with Haverford and Conn College will be key contests for Boston College during the regular season. Look for the Eagles to be in the mix for a finish in the top half of the Epps Cup.

2014-2015 SEASON RECAP

Season Record: 5-9

Final Ranking: 29

Team Championships: 5th in the Epps Cup (D Division)

By the Numbers (From US Squash): 5-4 Matches Won: 0 of 1… Top 3 Win %: 0.3095… Middle 3 Win %: 0.3333… Lower 3 Win %: 0.5526

2015-2016 SEASON PREVIEW

Program Status: Emerging Club

Returning Players from Team Championships: 1. Caroline Whelan (2016); 2. Alexis Ditomassi (2016); 3. Carlie Ladda (2017); 7. Caroline Kulig (2016); 8. Nelsmarie Matos (2018); 9. Paige Hanauer (2018); 11. Allie Goguen (2016)

Graduated/Non-Returning Players from 2014-2015 Team Championships: 4. Alison Johnston (2015); 5. Mary Aidan Hanrahan (2015); 6. Elizabeth Herman (2018); 10. Nora Elson (2015)

Additions to the 2015-2016 Roster:

  • Expected to play in the top 3: Sara Rimmler and Grace Lavoie
  • Expected to play in the middle 3: Christina Casino, Grace Tregidgo, and Katherine Neuberger
  • Expected to play in the bottom 3: Qi Ying (Tia) Lim and Carol (Luly) Dickinson
  • Other addition: Abigail Regan, and Kiernan Pagnani

Captains: Caroline Whelan

Team Goals: To improve our record from last season

Key Matches: Conn College and Haverford

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