Women’s Squash 2000s

2009: The women’s squash team finished fourth among eleven teams at the NESCAC Championship tournament. Additionally, their thirteenth place finish at team nationals was the Middlebury’s highest national ranking in the past 10 years. Middlebury also set a school record (33 years) with nineteen wins against just eight losses.

The women's squash team all together in Coach John Illig's office. Photo taken from the 2009 Kaleidoscope.

The women’s squash team all together in Coach John Illig’s office. Photo taken from the 2009 Kaleidoscope.

2008: The women made a run in nationals this year, finishing as the runner-up for the Walker Cup. The team ended the year with a record of 10-9 and finished 2-1 at the NESCAC Tournament.

One of the 2007-2008 season players about to serve the ball. Photo taken from the 2008 Kaleidoscope (page 37)

One of the 2007-2008 season players about to serve the ball. Photo taken from the 2008 Kaleidoscope (page 37)

2007: The Panthers competed at the NESCAC Tournament for the second year in a row. The team finished out the year with an overall record of 12-7. Notably, the team competed in the “B” division at the Howe Cup national tournament at Yale. In past years, the Panthers, have often competed in the “C” division, but were able to advance to the “B” division due to their impressive national ranking of fourteen.

A player preparing to hit the ball during a match.

A player preparing to hit the ball during a match. (Kaleidoscope 2007, page 112)

The women's squash team with the new coach, Mike Morgan. He only coached for one season.

The women’s squash team with the new coach, Mike Morgan. He only coached for one season.
(Middlebury College Athletics, Communications Office, 2007)

2006: The Middlebury College women’s squash team took part in the first NESCAC Tournament, finishing 1-2. Overall, the Panthers ended the season with a 10-8 record.

The Women's Squash team from 2006.  (Middlebury College Athletics, Communications Office, 2006)

The Women’s Squash team from 2006.
(Middlebury College Athletics, Communications Office, 2006)

2005: The women captured the Walker Cup for the second year in a row, and concluded the season with a record of 8-5.

The women's team with coach David Saward.

The women’s team with coach David Saward.
(Middlebury College Athletics, Communications Office, 2005)

2004: The Panther women won the Walker Cup, in a division of the Howe Cup at Yale University. The team finished out the year with a record of 10-5. Captains that year were Lisa Pilkington and Eliza Funston.

The 2003-2004 Women's squash team with coach David Saward. (Kaleidoscope 2004, page 140)

The 2003-2004 Women’s squash team with coach David Saward. (Kaleidoscope 2004, page 140)

2003: The team finished with an overall record of 11-6.

Two players in action on the new courts International style courts in the Bubble (Kaleidoscope 2003, page 131)

Two players in action on the new courts International style courts in the Bubble (Kaleidoscope 2003, page 131)

Two players at practice in the Bubble from the 2003 Kaleidoscope, page 131.

Two players at practice in the Bubble from the 2003 Kaleidoscope, page 131.

2002: Co-captains Sarah Herrup and Ellie Toan, both class of 2002, lead the team to finish 6th in the “B” Division at the Howe Cup. The ’02 team ended the year with a final record of 13-8.

"Ellie Toan ‘02 drives a crosscourt boast just above the tin during women’s squash practice Tuesday afternoon." (Middlebury Campus, November 14, 2001, page 30)

“Ellie Toan ‘02 drives a crosscourt boast just above the tin during women’s squash practice Tuesday afternoon.” (Middlebury Campus, November 14, 2001, page 30)

2001: This year the Women finished the season with a record of 9-5.

2000: The 1999-2000 squash season was the season for improvement. The year before, the team ranked 24th nationally. By the end of the season, the team finished 3rd in the “B” division at the Howe Cup, and the team moved up to number 11. In the March 20, 2000 issue of the Campus, it was said that this team “had more success than any other team in Panther squash history.” Overall, the Women ended the season with a record of 15-3.

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