By Anne Bello
Published Oct 26, 2015 at 7:00 AM ET; Updated Sep 9, 2015 at 7:54 PM ET

St. Lawrence UniversityCanton, NY — The Saints’ goals for the upcoming season are to improve their national ranking as well as their dual match record. They finished the 2014 – 2015 season ranked 21st in the nation, and they posted a 5-7 record. “After graduating just one senior starter and adding five new first years to the roster, the St. Lawrence women’s program looks forward to a promising season this year,” reports assistant coach Nikhil Seth. Given their ladder for the upcoming season, cracking the top 20 and finishing at .500 seem like reasonable targets. Improving their dual-match record many actually be the more challenging task of the two; the St. Lawrence women, who are ranked in the 20s, play similar teams to the St. Lawrence men, who finished last season ranked second in the nation.  Matches against top teams can help St. Lawrence develop the reliance to power through tough matches against closer competitors.  Bowdoin, Colby, Tufts, and William Smith will be essential matches for the Saints this season.

2014-2015 SEASON RECAP

Season Record: 5-7

Final Ranking: 21

Team Championships: 5th in the Walker Cup (C Division)

By the Numbers (From US Squash): 5-4 Matches Won: 0 of 1… Top 3 Win %: 0.6111… Middle 3 Win %: 0.3611… Lower 3 Win %: 0.4167

2015-2016 SEASON PREVIEW

Program Status: Varsity

Head Coach: Chris Abplanalp

Returning Players from Team Championships: 1. Jill Baker (2017); 2. Emily Terry (2017); 4. Zoe Kagan (2017); 5. Cristina de la Vega (2018); 6. Valeria Quan (2016); 7. Allie Brazo (2018); 8. Paige Buchanan (2017); 9. Losangela Batista (2018); 10. Sarah Neilson (2016)

Graduated/Non-Returning Players from 2014-2015 Team Championships: 3. Brigitte Tousignant (2015); 11. Bobbi Lesser (2015)

Additions to the 2015-2016 Roster:

  • Expected to play in the top 3: Elizabeth Lasusa – (New York, NY)
  • Expected to play in the middle 3: Alexandra Matamoros (New Haven, CT)
  • Expected to play in the bottom 3: Emma Morrissey – (Southborough MA) and Abigail Smith (Boston, MA)

Team Goals: Improve national ranking

Key Matches: Bowdoin, Colby, Tufts, and William Smith

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