TUFTS WOMEN'S SQUASH


    Men's and Women's Teams 1997-98                                                              Team at 1998 Howe Cup Banquet
 

Welcome to the Tufts Women's Squash Website!

1998-1999 STARTING LINE-UP:
    1. Missy Meo Sr. Capt. N. Smithfield, RI
    2. Miriam Sondheimer Sr. Capt. Narbeth, PA
    3. Liz Dwyer Sr. Califon, NJ
    4. Heather Elias Sr. Capt. Concord, MA
    5. Zaina Al-Awadi Jr. Kuwait
    6. Jada Phillips Fr. Elmhurst, NY
    7. Tracy Trager Jr. Cooper City, FL
    8. Justine Kurland Fr. Longmeadow, MA
    9. Anne Montesano Fr. Teaneck, NJ
    10. Robin Levine So. Los Gatos, CA
    11. Rachel Levine Fr. S. Windsor, CT
    12. Ellen Hsu So. NH
    13. Noelani Radford So. Salem, NH
        Toko Tomita Jr. Tokyo, Japan

Zaina Al-Awadi and Toko Tomita (abroad) were elected captains for next season.

Head Coach: Doug Eng, Ed.D., Ph.D., Tufts 84, 87, 90
    Send e-mail to:  Doug Eng

Assistant Coaches: Dave Dodwell, Kent Parrot, Owen Floody

1998-99 Record:
    11/20     @Colby              L1-8
    11/20     Bates@Colby     L1-8
    12/1     Wellesley             L3-6
    12/4     Middlebury          L1-8
    12/4     St. Lawrence       W8-1
    12/5     Hamilton              L1-8
    12/5     Vassar                  L1-8
    12/8     Trinity                  L0-9
    12/10     @Amherst         L1-8
    1/23     Bowdoin              L0-9
    1/28     @Wellesley         L2-7
    2/3     Dartmouth             L0-9
    2/6     Wesleyan               L2-7
                Haverford           W8-1
    2/9     Conn College         L4-5
    2/13     Mount Holyoke  W7-2
    2/14     Brown                 L0-9
    2/19-21 Howe Cup at Harvard
                William Smith       W9-0
                Conn College         L4-5
                Mt. Holyoke         W6-3
                Colgate                 W6-3
Missy Meo was named MVP and Anne Montesano was named MIP. Tracy Trager learned the game in late January and finished with 3 wins at #7-8!
This year's edition was led by four seniors at the top and finished 6-15 and #21 nationally. All new to the game were #5, 7, 8, 9, and further down. At the end of January, the team was 1-11. The team finished strong with a .500 record in February. That could be expected of an inexperienced team that gains momentum into the Howe Cup.  At the Howe Cup, Tufts defeated William Smith 9-0, but lost a heartbreaker to Connecticut College (which made it to the finals of Division 3) before winning the back draw with wins over Mt. Holyoke 6-3 and Colgate 6-3. The last win was tremendous as Colgate earlier defeated archrival Wellesley who beat us twice this season. Heather Elias led the team in wins at 12-6 playing #2-4. Missy Meo leads the team at #1 with a 10-11 record and finished her career with 37 wins placing her #5 on the all-time list. Both players learned the game at Tufts. Zaina Al-Awadi, in her first year having just learned squash in September, moved all the way up to #5 and finished 11 10! Liz Dwyer finished her career at 25-16 playing mostly #2-3.


Relaxing (and training!) in Freeport, Grand Bahama, with the men's team, January 13-20, 1999

REALLY COOL LINKS:
The school that we all know and love (GO JUMBOS!)
Check out US Squash and the USSRA
Check out the  US Women's Intercollegiate Squash Racquets Association
Here's another really neat squash site: squash talk