Bucknell: 2013 – 2014 Men’s College Squash Season Preview

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Bucknell University Lewisburg, PA — Last year, the Bucknell Bison moved up a division, finishing third in the Conroy Cup (D Division) after making it to the Chaffee Cup finals the year before. Captain Chris Santoro reports that the team is taking action to ensure that that improvement continues. “Coach Paul Assaiante is coming up to train us for a weekend in October, and we are all coming back a week early in the winter to train,” Santoro explains. That training should help the squad when they take on another program with upward momentum, Drexel, and the team that finished just behind the Bison last season, Georgetown. “We need to keep showing that we are a team to be afraid of and these two matches will show that we are a great team,” says Santoro. The Bison will also have the opportunity to use the four international courts the school recently installed when they host two round robins, the Bucknell Invitational and an event for teams affiliated with the Patriot League. Santoro is enthusiastic about Bucknell University and its squash program. “Bucknell University is an amazing school with a great squash program,” he says. “We are growing every year and we only get better. We have a brand new squash facility and amazing student body support for each match. It is a great place to be and a great team to be a part of.”

2012-2013 SEASON RECAP

Season Record: 15-2

Final Ranking: 27

Team Championships: 3rd in the Conroy Cup

2013-2014 SEASON PREVIEW

Program Status: Emerging Club

Head Coach: Chris Santoro

Returning Players from Team Championships: 1. Christopher Santoro (2014); 2. Hayden Radovich (2015); 3. Mike Gagnier (2016); 4. Henry Gadsden (2015); 5. Tyler Edwards (2016); 6. Rod Maier (2014); 7. Malcolm Willis (2015); 8. Gavin McGovern (2015); 9. Chris Murphy (2014); 10. George Green (2016); 11. Charles Mueller (2016)

Graduated/Non-Returning Players from 2012-2013 Team Championships: None

Captain: Chris Santoro

Team Goals: To be the best club team in the nation and win our division at nationals

Key Matches: Georgetown and Drexel

To read other team previews, please visit the 2013-2014 College Squash Season Previews page.