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

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Ithaca, NY — Ithaca will have a change in leadership this season. In the first three years of the program’s existence, captain and club co-founder Brad Kolodner served as a jack-of-all-trades for the team: playing number 1, coaching, scheduling matches, and running practices. Kolodner graduated last season, and volunteer assistant coach Hap Bradley is taking over the reins as principle coach. “The new captains [Natasha Jones-Sikes and Ty Broderson] and head coach [Bradley] will pick up right where I left off and continue to grow and develop the program for many years to come,” Kolodner says. Three new players will be joining the team. Sion Sennon, a Street Squash graduate, is expected to play in the top 3, and  Patrick Phillmore and Dan Metcalfe will compete for spots in the bottom 3. Siena, Swarthmore, Bard, NYU and Bryant should be key matches for Ithaca this season. “We have very competitive matches against these teams every year,” Kolodner says.

2011-2012 SEASON RECAP

Season Record: 5-12

Final Ranking: 56

Team Championships: 8th in the Hawthorn Cup (G Division)

2012-2013 SEASON PREVIEW

Program Status: Club

Returning Players from Team Championships: 2. Mack Smith; 3. Ethan Feller; 4. Tynisha Avila; 5. Asaad Anjum; 6. Calvin Healy;  9. John Harriss; 10. Natasha Jones-Sikes

Graduated/Non-Returning Players from 2011-2012 Team Championships: 1. Bradley Kolodner (CSA Scholar Athlete); 7. Evan Lehrer; 8. Damian Theodosiou

Additions to the 2012-2013 Roster:

  • Expected to play in the top 3: Sion Sennon
  • Expected to play in the bottom 3: Patrick Phillmore and Dan Metcalfe

Captains: Natasha Jones-Sikes and Ty Broderson

Team Goals: To continue to demonstrate a high level of sportsmanship while representing the school with pride; to end the season ranked in the top 50

Key Matches: Siena, Swarthmore, Bard, NYU and Bryant

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