By Michael T. Bello
Published Oct 28, 2015 at 3:00 PM ET; Updated Oct 11, 2015 at 7:46 PM ET

Vassar CollegePoughkeepsie, NY — Vassar concluded the 2014 – 2015 season by finishing third in the E Division at Team Championships. This season, the Brewers plan to improve. According to head coach Jane Parker, “The goal is always to finish with a higher ranking. This season we are also aiming to play our way into the next division, the Epps Cup at the CSA Team Championships in February 2016.” The first match on the schedule is against Colgate, and then the competition does not slow down. “The remaining first semester will be an exciting challenge to see how we shape up against Haverford, Dickinson, Connecticut College and Mount Holyoke, as all teams finished last season ahead of the Brewers in the CSA team rankings,” adds Parker. With the loss of three players from last season to graduation, the Brewers are expecting two first-year players to join the team. If Vassar can earn some victories during the first semester, they may have a opportunity to earn a spot in the Epps Cup.

2014-2015 SEASON RECAP

Season Record: 7-7

Final Ranking: 35

Team Championships: 3rd in the E Division

By the Numbers (From US Squash): 5-4 Matches Won: 0 of 0… Top 3 Win %: 0.619… Middle 3 Win %: 0.4524… Lower 3 Win %: 0.3889

2015-2016 SEASON PREVIEW

Program Status: Varsity

Head Coach: Jane Parker

Returning Players from Team Championships: 1. Hannah Nice (2018 – Seven Sisters All-Tournament Team);  2. Isabelle Bertram (2017 – Seven Sisters All-Tournament Team – not playing in the Fall); 4. Cheryl Mucciolo (2018); 7. Stephanie Zhu (2016); 8. Emma Glickman (2018); 9. Parisa Halaji (2016); 10. Nancy Qi (2018); Karina Primelles (2016, not playing in the Fall)

Graduated/Non-Returning Players from 2014-2015 Team Championships:  3. Carly Scher (2017); 5. Ellie Opdahl (2015); 6. Roxanne Ringer (2015)

Additions to the 2015-2016 Roster: Fiona Agger (St. Ann’s, Brooklyn, NY) and  Jiamin Wu (Raffles Institution, Singapore)

Captains: Stephanie Zhu and Hannah Nice

Team Goals: To earn a spot in the Epps Cup

Key Matches: Colgate, Haverford, Dickinson, Connecticut College and Mount Holyoke

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