LANCASTER, Pa. – A trio of Franklin & Marshall women's squash members will have a chance to capture All-America status by competing in this weekend's CSA Individual Championships, taking place at Chelsea Piers in Stamford, Conn.
Action begins on Friday with the Round of 16 matchups at 12:00 p.m. The quarterfinals and semifinals are set for Saturday while the finals for each bracket will occur on Sunday.
Sherilyn Yang, Fiona Murphy and Emily Caldwell will compete in the A, C and D draws of the Holleran Division, which evenly split the No. 17-80 ranked players. The Championships has adopted a new format this year that automatically grants All-America status to the 16 participants of the top Ramsay Division draw while also bestowing All-America status on the winners of each of the four Holleran Division draws.
Individual Rankings: The CSA released the latest individual rankings for women's college squash, which is used for the tournament. Yang is the highest ranked Diplomat at No. 33, followed by Fiona Murphy (No. 35) and Emily Caldwell (No. 68).
A complete list of the rankings can be found here.
A Look at Yang: For the second consecutive year, Yang makes an appearance at the championship. She competed in the tournament's top draw, the Ramsey Division, a year ago, falling in both of her contests. F&M's sophomore No. 1 , Yang holds a 5-11 overall record in 2015-16.
A Look at Murphy: Set to take part in the tournament for the first time in her career, Murphy heads into action as the Diplomats' wins leader with a 12-4 mark on the year. She has competed primarily at the No. 2 spot throughout the season with an 8-4 record and a perfect 4-0 tally at No. 3.
A Look at Caldwell: For the third time in her career, Caldwell will represent F&M in the Holleran Division. She reached the consolation championship match in 2014 but fell by a 3-1 score and enters this year's competition with an 8-8 record that includes a 6-6 mark from the No. 3 position.