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

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Williams College Williamstown, MA — Williams reached the finals of the B Division at the 2013 Men’s National Team Championships, where they fell to Western Ontario. The Ephs hope to improve upon that finish this season by bringing the Hoehn Cup back to the Berkshires and moving deeper into the top 10. The team has identified all the teams ranked between 7 and 18 as key opponents, and that’s wise: with the tight competition from the bottom of the A Division to the top of the C Division, almost any team in that range could be in the mix for the B title. Williams consistently plays a competitive schedule, and by the time championships come around, they should be battle-tested. The Ephs lost four players from last season to graduation, but the team has a net gain in numbers thanks to the five new team members. The newcomers are Jamie Ruggiero, John Shuck, Andrew Chou, Jack McLean, and Ben Rosen.

2012-2013 SEASON RECAP

Season Record: 16-10

Final Ranking: 10

Team Championships: 2nd in the Hoehn Cup

2013-2014 SEASON PREVIEW

Program Status: Varsity

Head Coach: Zafi Levy

Returning Players from Team Championships: 1. Kevin Chen (2015 – First Team All-NESCAC); 3. Taylor Foehl (2014); 7. Michael Petrick (2016); 8. Andy Maruca (2014); 9. Ryan Eagan (2014); 10. Tyler Conroy (2016); 11. Nick Greaves-Tunnell (2015 – NESCAC All-Academic); Chris Wilkinson (2015); Rohan Paranjpe (2016); Varun Sharma (2016,);Kai Graham (2015); Galen Squiers (2016)

Graduated/Non-Returning Players from 2012-2013 Team Championships: 2. Nick Marks (2013 – First Team All-NESCAC; NESCAC All-Academic); 4. Alec Greaves-Tunnell (2013 – NESCAC All-Academic; NESCAC All-Sportsmanship); 5. Julian Drobetsky (2014); 6. Jack Ervasti (2013 – NESCAC All-Academic)

Additions to the 2013-2014 Roster: Jamie Ruggiero, John Shuck, Andrew Chou, Jack McLean, and Ben Rosen

Captains: Taylor Foehl and Andrew Maruca

Team Goals: Finish at the top of the B Division at Nationals

Key Matches: All teams ranked between 7 and 18

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