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Kelly Whipple

Hamilton College - Squash
Career Statistics
6 wins, 15 losses
Awards and Achievements
2006-07 All-Liberty League
Co-Rookie of the Week
Rookie of the Week
(2/12/2007, 3/5/2007)
1 Varsity Letter
2008 NESCAC Women's Squash All-Conference Team

What is your major?
What athletic awards did you receive while at Sacred Heart?
Four year-Three sport Award for Varsity Field Hockey, Squash, and Lacrosse
Coach's Award (Senior Year, Field Hockey)
Coach's Award (Senior Year, Squash)
Coach's Award (Senior Year, Lacrosse)
FAA Honorable Mention (Field Hockey)
FAA All-League (Squash and Lacrosse)
                       WNESPA All-Star (Field Hockey)
                       Margaret Melford Award (Senior Year)
Have you receive any awards at Hamilton?
Liberty League Rookie of the Week
Liberty League Performer of the Week
(To read about Kelly's Liberty League honors, please click on the following link: http://www.cshgreenwich.org/top_nav/news_events_contd.asp?newsID=3775)
Why did you choose to play squash at Hamilton?
Squash is one my favorite sports and it is so fun to play.  It is a great sport to keep up after college as well.  Hamilton just built 10 new squash courts and an entire new facility which is amazing to play on.  I love all the girls on my team as well, we have a lot of fun together.
How did playing sports at Sacred Heart prepare you for playing at Hamilton?
Playing sports at Sacred Heart taught me how to manage my time and how to work with others.  It helped me be dedicated and focused and showed me how if you work hard at something you will succeed.
How is playing squash at the collegiate level different from playing at Sacred Heart?
Well squash in particular is very different at college that at Sacred Heart.  We practice for a lot longer than we used to for squash in high school, and we have our own courts so everyone gets lots of practice time.  The matches are much more competitive and the intensity is a lot higher.  At the same time, I miss cheering "HEART" before every match!
How did being on a team help the transition from high school into college?
Being on a team gave me an instant group of friends.  All the girls on my team are a lot alike and get along with each other really well, so we hang out outside of squash as well.  It makes squash something that is competitive and intense, but also fun and relaxing.
What is your fondest memory from your athletic career at Sacred Heart?
There are so many, I don't know which one would be the best.  One of the best, for sure, is beating Greenwich Academy in the FAA lacrosse finals my freshman year.  Another would definitely be beating Loomis Chaffee in field hockey my senior year, making it Ms. Hill's 200th win.  I also loved going to New England's for squash every year.  We had so much fun traveling together as a team.
What do you enjoy most about college?
I love how much Hamilton reminds me of Sacred Heart.  It is such a small school and the community is so warm and welcoming.  Hamilton has no requirements so I can take any classes that I want, which is a really nice freedom to have.
Who would win in a fight, you college's mascot or the Sacred Heart Tiger?
The green and white Tiger would definitely win.  The Hamilton mascot is a Continental, which is a Revolutionary War soldier.
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Convent of the Sacred Heart

An independent, Catholic school for girls K-12​,​ with ​coed ​Barat Center for Early Childhood Education
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Greenwich, CT 06831
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