By Michael T. Bello
Published Oct 17, 2016 at 3:00 PM ET; Updated Oct 16, 2016 at 8:22 PM ET

Connecticut College New London, CT — For those paying close attention, Conn College will virtually have a new team this fall. With four players not returning and three players studying abroad during the first semester, the Camels only have two players from the starting line-up from the 2016 Women’s College Squash National Team Championships on the team. Yet Conn College has five first-year players joining the squad and one player returning from study abroad. Head coach Ted Childs is proud of his team for their effort last season. Although the team lost 4 of 5 5-4 matches, the experience gained was beneficial. “We were so, so close to having our highest ranking in over 5 seasons, yet so far as we have to learn to close better. Overall, it was a great learning season for a young team; as I was very proud for how they battled and never gave up.” The Camels will have Anne Holly, Caroline Lippincott, and Adrienne Sieverding serving as tri-captains. According to Childs, Holly is the “epitome of a team player,” with “outstanding dedication, like having an assistant coach in the lineup.” Conn College is planning a winter training trip down south to an undisclosed location.  Look for the Camels to be a much stronger team in the second semester.

2015-2016 SEASON RECAP

Season Record: 7-18

Final Ranking: 28

Team Championships: 4th in the Epps Cup (D Division)

By the Numbers (From US Squash): 5-4 Matches Won: 1 of 5… Top 3 Win%: .373… Middle 3 Win%: .320… Lower 3 Win%: .460…

2016-2017 SEASON PREVIEW

Program Status: Varsity

Head Coach: Ted Childs

Returning Players from Team Championships: 2. Mawa Ballo (2018);   6. Anne Holly (2017);  10. Jacquline Chu (2019);

Studying Abroad in the Fall: 5. Nina Nalle (2018 – NESCAC All-Academic); 7. Allie Fuller (2018); 8. Elizabeth Varoli (2018);

Graduated/Non-Returning Players from Team Championships: 1. Ashley Arthur (2016); 3. Aaliyah Davidson (2019 – NESCAC All-Sportsmanship); 4. Olivia Silverman (2019); 9. Taylor McKee (2016 – NESCAC All-Academic);

Additions to the 2016-2017 Roster:

  • Expected to play in the top 3: Davis Lemay; Adrienne Sieverding (returning from study abroad)
  • Expected to play in the middle 3: Phoebe Pilakas-Smith; Margaret Davey
  • Expected to play in the bottom 3: Ashley Berry; Megan Feragne

Captains: Anne Holly, Caroline Lippincott, and Adrienne Sieverding

Team Goals: To give our absolute best effort and have fun.

Key Matches: Tufts, Mt. Holyoke, Dickinson, Wellesley, Wesleyan, and William Smith

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