By Michael T. Bello
Published Oct 22, 2015 at 7:00 AM ET; Updated Oct 24, 2015 at 10:48 AM ET

Yale UniversityNew Haven, CT — After finishing last season ranked 5th in the nation and graduating three seniors, Yale is in a rebuilding phase. “While we are rebuilding our team, we are using this time to gain the experience necessary to win an Ivy League and national title in the next two years. We are confident that we can finish in the top 3 nationally and in the Ivy League. Given the leadership and work ethic our team currently have we are confident that we will rise beyond the expectations that others might have of us,” states associate head coach Pam Saunders. Four talented newcomers with international playing experience will be joining the Bulldogs’ lineup this year. The young squad will be working with SquashHaven and enjoying the impact they have on the urban squash program. If Yale can maintain their win percentages from last season in the middle and lower thirds of their ladder and increase the win percentage of the top 3, look for the Bulldogs to return to a top three ranking position.

2014-2015 SEASON RECAP

Season Record: 12-5

Final Ranking: 5

Team Championships: 5th in the Howe Cup (A Division)

By the Numbers (From US Squash): 5-4 Matches Won: 0 of 1… Top 3 Win %: 0.617… Middle 3 Win %: 0.75… Lower 3 Win %: 0.8125

2015-2016 SEASON PREVIEW

Program Status: Varsity

Head Coach: David Talbott

Associate Head Coach: Pam Saunders

Returning Players from Team Championships: 1. Jenny Scherl (2017 – CSA Second Team All-American, All-Ivy League Team, US Squash Mixed Intercollegiate Doubles Finalist); 4. Jennifer Davis (2019); 5. Shiyuan Mao (2018); 7. Annie Ballaine (2016); 8. Jocelyn Lehman (2019); 9. Georgia Blatchford (2016 – CSA Scholar Athlete); 10. Selena Maity (2019); 11. Madeline Tomlinson (2017)

Graduated/Non-Returning Players from 2014-2015 Team Championships: 2. Shihui Mao (2015 – CSA Second Team All-American, CSA Scholar Athlete, All-Ivy League Team, Academic All-Ivy); 3. Issey Norman-Ross (2015 – CSA Second Team All-American); 6. Anna Harrison (2015 – CSA Scholar Athlete)

Additions to the 2015-2016 Roster: Caroline East, Celine Yeap, Ashley Suan, and Emily Sherwood

Captain: Annie Ballaine

Team Goals: To finish as one of the top-3 ranked teams in the Nation

Key Matches: Ivy League teams, George Washington, Stanford, and Trinity

 

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