No. 18 Women’s Squash Primed For CSA Team Championships

No. 18 Women’s Squash Primed For CSA Team Championships

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AMHERST, Mass. – The No. 18 Amherst College women's squash team will compete in the Walker Cup (C Division) at the 2017 College Squash Association (CSA) Women's National Team Championships Friday-Sunday, Feb. 24-26 hosted by Princeton University.

Amherst will take on No. 23 St. Lawrence University in quarterfinal action at 12 p.m. with the winner advancing to the semifinals on Saturday at 9 a.m. against the winner of No. 19 Bowdoin and No. 22 William Smith College. The loser will move to the consolation semifinals at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday.

Amherst is a three-time winner of the Walker Cup having first won the title in 2009 before winning back-to-back times in 2014 and 2015. The Purple & White fell just short of a three-peat last season, when they were edged, 5-4 by Bates College.

Amherst takes the court Friday with an overall record of 10-7, including an 8-1 win over St. Lawrence (5-5) in their final regular season match on Feb. 10. The Walker Cup field is comprised of four NESCAC schools including No. 19 Bowdoin, No. 21 Tufts University, and No. 24 Wesleyan University. The Purple & White are 1-0 against their conference rivals having claimed a 5-4 triumph over the Polar Bears during NESCAC Championship action (Feb. 5).

Amherst is anchored by the middle of its lineup as Caroline Conway '20 and Katy Sabina Correia '20 have posted impressive records of 11-6 primarily from the fifth and sixth courts respectively. Jenna Finkelstein '20 has also turned in a stellar debut campaign from the seventh position with a superb 15-2 overall record.

Rachael Ang '19 has also made a significant impact at the top of the Purple & White's lineup with a 9-8 overall mark, primarily from the second court, while Emma Crowe '19 has secured a 7-1 record at the number nine position.

PROJECTED LINEUP
1)      Kimberly Krayacich '18
2)      Rachael Ang '19
3)      Priya Sinha '19
4)      Haley McAtee '18
5)      Caroline Conway '20
6)      Katy Sabina Correia '20
7)      Jenna Finkelstein '20
8)      Jenni Bown '20
9)      Mae Cromwell '18
10)   Emma Crowe '19