University of Pennsylvania: 2009 – 2010 Men’s College Squash Season Preview

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upennPhiladelphia, PA — Last season, the University of Pennsylvania finished the year with an 8-8 record and were ranked 7th in the country.  This season, the Quakers have their top four players returning to the lineup and several strong additions to the team.

According to head coach Craig Thorpe-Clark, “A young but very experienced team should give us lots of energy, enthusiasm and winning results. We look to move up the rankings, and challenge all the top teams.”

Last season, the Quakers had close matches with many of their Ivy League competitors.  Penn lost a 5-4 match to Harvard late in the season, but quickly rebounded to defeat Dartmouth 5-4 at the end of the regular season and then again in the Potter Cup at the National Team Championships.

“Our Ivy matches are always the key to our season. We had some very close matches with Dartmouth last year, and I expect the same again this season,” adds Thorpe-Clark. “But I do expect we can move up the rankings and get close to the top of the Ivy rankings.”

2008-2009 Season Recap

SEASON RECORD: 8-8
FINAL RANKING: 7th
NATIONAL TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS: 7th; 7th in Potter Cup (A Division)

2009-2010 Season Preview

Returning Players from Team Championships: Thomas Mattsson ’12 (1); James Clark ’11 (2); Trevor McGuinness ’12 (3); Mark Froot ’10 (4); Will Browne ’11 (9); Chris Thompson ’10 (10)

Graduating Players from Team Championships: Andrew Zimmerman (5); Joe Raho (6); Bobby Dickey (7); Parker Justi (8)

Additions for the 2009-2010 Roster:

  • Expected to compete for a top 5 ladder positions: Dan Greenberg
  • Expected to compete for the 5th through 7th ladder positions: Zuhaib Mohiuddin
  • Other Additions: Alex Hoffman; Brooks Russell; and Eric Schmitterer

Captain: Mark Froot

Team Goals: To move up the rankings and challenge all the top teams

Key Matches: Ivy League matches

To read other team previews, please visit the 2009 – 2010 College Squash Preview Page.