St. Lawrence: 2012 – 2013 Men’s College Squash Season Preview

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Canton, NY — 2012 was a banner year for St. Lawrence. The Saints had their best finish in program history, ending the season ranked 11th in the nation. With the improvement of new varsity programs like Columbia and Drexel drawing more attention, St. Lawrence’s performance has gone under the radar. But other teams would be unwise to overlook the Saints, who will return their entire starting line-up this year. At last year’s National Team Championships, the Saints proved their grit and resiliency, holding off Middlebury 5-4, narrowly losing to Penn 4-5, and rebounding with another 5-4 win over Williams. The margins may not be so close this year, as first-year Ness Billimoria is expected to play in the top 3, and fellow newcomers Tim Lasusa, Javier Fonseca, and Barton Mackey will be competing for spots in the starting line-up. St. Lawrence is eyeing a top 10 finish this year, and it may be well within reach.

2011-2012 SEASON RECAP

Season Record: 12-7

Final Ranking: 11

Team Championships: 3rd in the Hoehn Cup (B Division)

2012-2013 SEASON PREVIEW

Program Status: Varsity

Head Coach: Chris Abplanalp

Returning Players from Team Championships: 1. Vir Seth (All Liberty-League); 2. Kyle Ogilvy (All Liberty-League); 3. Ibrahim Khan (All Liberty-League); 4. Chris Fernandez; 5. Amay Merchant (CSA Scholar Athlete, Liberty League All-Academic); 6. Will Campo (All Liberty-League, Liberty League All-Academic); 7. Sebastian Riedelscheimer; 8. Duncan Maxwell; 9. Anderson Good; 11. Peter Lynn

Graduated/Non-Returning Players from 2011-2012 Team Championships:  10. Michael Badali (CSA Scholar Athlete, Liberty League All-Academic);  Thomas Kraft; Jermaine Xaba

Additions to the 2012-2013 Roster:

  • Expected to play in the top 3: Ness Billimoria
  • Expected to compete for a spot in the top 9: Tim Lasusa, Javier Fonseca, and Barton Mackey

Team Goals: To finish in the top 10

Key Matches: Franklin & Marshall, Dartmouth, Navy, and Williams

To read other team previews, please visit the 2012-2013 College Squash Season Previews page.