PHILADELPHIA - The first set of women's squash rankings have been released and all nine of Penn's players on the ladder are ranked in the top-56, including five players that are ranked in the top-32. These rankings are not the final list of qualifiers for the CSA Individual tournament, but will be used as seeding tools for the individual championships.
Rachael Goh is the highest ranked Penn player, coming in at ninth overall. The returning first-team All-American has a record of 9-3 this season, including an 8-1 record in the second position on the ladder. She has won five matches in a row leading into the weekend and seven of her victories have come in straight games.
Nabilla Ariffin enters the rankings at No. 12 nationally. One of team's co-captains, Ariffin has already garnered second-team All-American honors in each of her first two seasons at Penn. She played primarily at No. 1, compiling a 6-5 record at that spot. All seven of her victories have come in the minimum three games this year.
Returning second-team All-American Pia Trikha is ranked 18th nationally coming into the individual tournament. She is 10-3 overall, including a 6-1 mark in Ivy League play. She played primarily at the No. 3 spot on the ladder this year. She has won five matches in three games this season and four of her last five matches coming into this weekend.
The final returning All-American for Penn is Yarden Odinak. The returning second-team honoree finds herself ranked 22nd. She has compiled a 12-2 overall mark, including a 6-1 record in Ivy League play. She has won eight straight matches heading into the final weekend of play and has won 22 straight games during that span.
Sophomore Courtney Jones finds herself just inside the top-32, ranked 31st. She is currently 10-3 this season, playing primarily at No. 5. She has won eight of her matches in three games. Jones has won four of her last five matches with all four of those victories coming in straight games.
Stephanie Vogel finds herself ranked 39th nationally in the latest release. She has gone 10-3 so far this season and recently moved back up to No. 6 on the Penn ladder for the Howe Cup. She has won nine of her last 10 matches coming into this weekend and has won eight matches in three games.
Chloe Blacker finds herself at 45th in the rankings after closing the season on a five-match winning streak, not dropping a game during that time. The sophomore won 11 of her last 12 matches to finish year 11-2 overall, playing primarily at No. 8. Nine of her victories came in straight games.
Freshman Colleen Fehm is ranked 50th in the country, giving Penn eight players on the ladder in the national top-50. She compiled an overall record of 10-4, playing primarily at No. 9, but as high as No. 5 during the year. At the Howe Cup, she finished with a 2-1 record and won five of her last six matches to close the season.
Leslie Gill finds herself 56th in the latest set of rankings. As a freshman, Gill went 9-5 overall, playing at No. 6 down the regular season stretch and finishing up at No. 7 during the Howe Cup. Seven of her nine wins came in straight games throughout the year.
Despite playing primarily at No. 10 with such a deep ladder, freshman Lindsay Wong is ranked 107th nationally, giving Penn 10 players in the rankings. Wong went 8-2 overall this season, including a 3-1 mark in top-nine matches.
The women's team will be back in action this weekend as it finishes up the season at the CSA Individual Championships. Last season, Penn claimed five All-American slots, which was the most of any team in the country.
Penn players ranked nationally:
9. Rachael Goh
12. Nabilla Ariffin
18. Pia Trikha
22. Yarden Odinak
31. Courtney Jones
39. Stephanie Vogel
45. Chloe Blacker
50. Colleen Fehm
56. Leslie Gill
107. Lindsay Wong