Amherst: 2012 – 2013 Men’s College Squash Season Preview

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Amherst, MA — Amherst’s goal for this season is straightforward: improve upon last season’s finish. The Jeffs were ranked 21st at the end of last season based on their fifth-place finish in the Summers Cup. Moving back into the top twenty won’t be easy, as the B and C Divisions have become increasingly competitive over the last few years. Three seniors from Amherst’s top nine graduated last season, leaving spots throughout the ladder, and Rodrigo Miranda, who played number 7 last year, will be abroad for the fall semester. The Jeffs will reload their roster with five incoming players: Noah Brown, Steve Cacouris, Kelvin Chen, and Chris Groot. Expect Amherst’s team to be on the younger side, as four of the returning players from last season’s championship roster  (number 1 Scott DeSantis, number 6 Max Kardon, number 8 Alex Southmayd, and number 10 Jake Albert) are members of the class of 2015. “Last year’s incoming class made significant contributions to the team and with an additional year of experience they should be even better,” head coach Peter Robson reports. The Jeffs will be hoping their new crop of players will be able to make similar strides and contribute to the team from early on.

2011-2012 SEASON RECAP

Season Record: 15-9

Final Ranking: 21

Team Championships: 5th in the Summers Cup (C Division)

2012-2013 SEASON PREVIEW

Program Status: Varsity

Head Coach: Peter Robson

Returning Players from Team Championships: 1. Scott DeSantis (2nd Team All-NESCAC);  3. David Kerr (NESCAC All-Academic); 4. Charles Loesch-Quintin; 6. Max Kardon; 8. Alex Southmayd; 10. Jake Albert

Graduated/Non-Returning Players from 2011-2012 Team Championships: 2. Steve Severson (CSA Scholar Athlete, NESCAC All-Academic); 5. Todd Lavine (CSA Scholar Athlete, NESCAC All-Academic); 7. Rodrigo Miranda (NESCAC All-Academic) (fall only) 9. Matthew Arnold; Zachary Porges

Additions to the 2012-2013 Roster: Noah Brown, Steve Cacouris, Kelvin Chen, and Chris Groot

Captains: Charles Loesch-Quintin and Nick Sorrentino

Team Goals: To improve upon last season’s finish.

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