Hartford, Conn. – Trinity College women's squash Head Coach Wendy Bartlett (35th season) has announced her team's schedule for the upcoming 2018-19 season. In total, the Bantams will take to the court 16 times, highlighted by the College Squash Association (CSA) National Team Championships and the CSA National Singles Championships at the end of the season. Trinity will have seven regular season matches in front of its home crowd at the Kellner Squash Center and will act as hosts for this winter's CSA National Team Championships as well as the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Championships.
During the 2017-18 campaign, the Bantams saw success once again. Trinity returned to the College Squash Association (CSA) National Team Championship for the first time since 2014-15 and finished as the second-best team in the country. At the Howe Cup, the third-seeded Bantams topped No. 6 Columbia University and No. 2 Princeton with a loss to No. 1-seed Harvard to finish second. The Bantams finished the year with a 15-3 record and captured its 12th straight New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Championship as well.
Trinity will begin its campaign with a home match on November 28 versus Mt. Holyoke in the team's long match of November. The Bantams travel to Maine to face Bowdoin on December 1, followed by Bates the following day (12/2), before closing out the final month of the calendar year with a home matchups versus Drexel on December 7 and George Washington on December 8.
Trinity begins 2019 with back-to-back home matches, against Columbia (1/8) and Princeton (1/10), before a three-game road swing. On January 13, the Bantams will face off against Stanford at the Murr Center on the campus of Harvard University. The team then travels to Cornell (1/16) and Dartmouth (1/19) before returning to Hartford for a January 23 showdown with in-state rivale Yale. After a January 23 tilt versus Penn at Drexel University, Trinity hosts fellow NESCAC school Williams College (1/27) before its final regular season match at Harvard on February 6.
The Bantams will host the NESCAC Championships this year, starting on February 8 and running through February 10, as they aim to capture their 13th straight NESCAC crown. Two weekends later, the Bantams will compete in the CSA National Team Championships (2/22-2/24), once again as hosts, where they will look to win the Howe Cup for the first time since the 2013-14 season.
The year comes to an end with the CSA National Singles Championships, from March 1-3 at a site to be determined.