Waterville, ME — For some teams, finding enough players to field a full squad can be a challenge. With nine players joining the team, Colby certainly won’t have that problem.
The new players come with prep and high school squash experience, and several have already played at the same schools. Roy Simpson III and Steve Carroll both come from Episcopal Academy, and Ted Rooney and Jordan Gowen come from St. Andrew’s. They’ll be joined by Deerfield’s William Scott, Kent’s William Chu, Woodbury Forest’s Paul Callahan, Boston High and SquashBusters’ Darryl Soto, and Poly Prep’s William Hochman.
These new players will compete for spots with an almost complete version of the squad that finished 23rd in the country last season. Only two of the Mules graduated last season, and Schyler Weiss and 2009-2010 captain Ken Cramer played at the bottom of the ladder. Senior captain Alex Fulton can draw on his experience leading the team last season as all the new and returning players sort out their positions in the line-up.
The Mules will definitely have more depth to draw on as they look to make it back into the top 20.
2009-2010 SEASON RECAP
Season Record: 11-15
Final Ranking: 23
Team Championships: 23rd Overall; 7th in Summers Cup (C Division)
2010-2011 SEASON PREVIEW
Program Status: Varsity
Head Coach: Sakhi Khan
Returning Players from Team Championships: Nat Cooper (4); Alex Fulton (3); Pete Gabranski (6); Will Greenberg (7); Peter Jones (10); Daniel Lesser (5); Harry Smith (1; 2nd Team All-NESCAC); William Sullivan (2)
Graduates on Last Season’s Team Championships Roster: Ken Cramer (9; 2009-2010 Captain); Schyler Weiss (8)
Additions to the 2010-2011 Roster: Paul Callahan, Steve Carroll, William Chu, Jordan Gowen, William Hochman, Ted Rooney, William Scott, Roy Simpson III, and Darryl Soto
Captain: Alex Fulton
To read other team previews, please visit the 2010 – 2011 College Squash Preview Page.