Amherst College Women's Squash:
The Amherst women's squash team,
riding a wave of continued success, captured its third Little
III Championship in a row. Fueled by a January training trip
to Boca Raton, Florida, the team finished in a tie for eighth
in the nation. This marks the fourth time in as many years that
the team has finished in the national top-10.
A Tradition of Excelence
The team was led in the No. 1 spot
by junior Page Callaghan. Callaghan was selected as a Second
Team All-American and had impressive wins over Williams and Dartmouth.
Holding down the No. 2 slot, sophomore Rachel Nisselson posted
a 9-6 record, including a pair of tough wins over Williams and
Bowdoin. Justine O'Connor had a stellar senior season a the No.
3 position, racking up an 8-4 record an clinching the Little
III Title for Amherste with a come-from-behind, 3-2 win over
Liz Craft of Williams. Junior Sheila Reynolds registered a 10-3
record and provided much needed depth at the No. 4 position.
Freshman standout K.C. Giese saw limited play at No. 5 due to
a nagging back injury, but she was able to contribute to important
matches against Williams, Bowdoin and Brown. Co-captain Carrie
Goodwin and junior Kim Karetsky added winning records at No.
6 and 7, while junior Bevin Sell and freshman Vanessa Champion
constantly improved at eight and nine.
Coach Jackie Bagwell
Head Coach Jackie Bagwell enters
her ninth season at the helm of the Amherst women's squash program.
She is joined by a talented assistant and top senior player Paul
Bagwell's enthusiasm for squash
exudes itself in her coaching, teaching and professional involvement.
Bagwell is also the head coach of the women's tennis team at
Amherst. Prior to joining the Amherst staff, Bagwell spent three
years at Hamilton College as Director of Racquet Sports and head
coach of the men's and women's tennis and squash teams.
Squash Coach: Jacqueline
Address: Box 2230, Alumni Gymnasium
Amherst, MA 01002-5000
Phone: 413 542-2316
Captains: Page Callaghan,