Middlebury

WOMEN'S SQUASH FINISHES 14TH NATIONALLY

March 1, 2010

            The Panther women's squash team finished the season ranked 14th nationally, finishing in sixth place in the Kurtz Division ("B") at the recent team championships hosted by Yale. The Panthers opened with a 6-3 loss to Mt. Holyoke, before bouncing back with a 6-3 win over Colby. The season ended with a 6-3 loss to Amherst. The team ends the year with a school-record 20 wins against just nine losses.

            First-year players Molly Hubbard (Sandisfield, Mass.) and Lindsay Becker (Lawrenceville, N.J.) combined to go 8-1 for the Panthers over the weekend. The team was playing without its top player Virginia Shannon (Hanover, N.H.), who is studying abroad this semester in New Zealand. Senior Ashley Panichelli (New Castle, Del.) received the CSA Scholar-Athlete award at the championship weekend, as the Panthers were nominated for the annual team sportsmanship award for the second consecutive year.

• Women's squash record: 20-9

• Up next: 3/5-7 @ Indiv. Nationals (Trinity)