By Michael T. Bello
Published Oct 9, 2016 at 7:00 AM ET; Updated Oct 10, 2016 at 11:05 AM ET

Colby College Waterville, ME — Colby has ambitious goals for the 2016 – 2017 season. The Mules finished last season with a 4th place finish in the Walker Cup (C Division) at the Women’s College Squash Association National Team Championships. According to head coach Sakhi Khan, Colby wants to win the Walker Cup (C Division). With 3 of their top 4 players from last season’s Team Championship starting line-up not returning, the four first-year students joining the team will need to make an immediate impact if the Mules want to accomplish their goal. Colby had four 5-4 matches last season, including three losses to Maine and NESCAC rival Bowdoin. If the Mules intend to win into the Walker Cup, they need to win their close matches.

2015-2016 SEASON RECAP

Season Record: 12-12

Final Ranking: 20

Team Championships: 4th in the Walker Cup (C Division)

By the Numbers (From US Squash): 5-4 Matches Won: 1 of 4… Top 3 Win%: .569… Middle 3 Win%: .472… Lower 3 Win%: .667…

2016-2017 SEASON PREVIEW

Program Status: Varsity

Head Coach: Sakhi Khan

Returning Players from Team Championships: 1. Devin Mullaney (2018 – NESCAC First-Team);  5. Cricket Di Galoma (2018); 6. Elise O’Brien (2018); 7. Caroline Pelham (2017); 8. Lily Wain (2019); 9. Ren Robinson (2017);

Graduated/Non-Returning Players from Team Championships: 2. Julie Wolpow (2016 – NESCAC Second-Team; CSA Scholar Athlete); 3. Helen Bernhard (2019); 4. Mikaela Johnson (2016 – NESCAC All-Sportsmanship); 10. Katie Chow (2016);

Additions to the 2016-2017 Roster:

  • Madiha Molani
  • Julianna Song
  • Olivia Silverman
  • Sabrina Rabins

Captain: Devin Mullaney

Team Goals: Win the Walker Cup

Key Matches: NESCAC matches

To read other team previews, please visit the 2016-2017 College Squash Season Previews page.