Northwestern: 2014 – 2015 Men’s College Squash Season Preview

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Northwestern UniversityEvanston, IL — The Northwestern Wildcats concluded last season with a 7th place finish in the Serues Cup (F Division) and a ranking of 46th. This season, the team wants to continue its growth as a program. After only losing their top player from last season’s Team Championships to graduation, the Wildcats are returning eight players. The team is expecting to add players throughout the line-up, including at least one player in the top 3. Northwestern’s strength last season came from the bottom 3 in their ladder, who won 67% of matches. The top 3 and middle 3 won 43% and 62% of their matches, respectively. The team will need to improve its win percentage at the top of the ladder to improve in the rankings. The team is expanding its schedule and heading to Boston during the regular season to face new teams. Northwestern hopes a stronger schedule will put them in position for a strong Team Championships.

2013-2014 SEASON RECAP

Season Record: 7-5

Final Ranking: 46

Team Championships: 7th in the Serues Cup

By the Numbers (From US Squash): 5-4 Matches Won: 0 of 1 … Position with the Most Wins: #6s had 8 Wins…

2014-2015 SEASON PREVIEW

Program Status: Emerging Club

Returning Players from Team Championships: 2. Niheer Shah (2017); 3. Richie Beaumont (2016); 4. Justin Trousdale (2017); 5. Bryan Fiori (2015); 6. Michael Erricheti (2015); 7. Amaar Nanabhai (2016); 8. Konrad Hedderick (2017); 9. Saumya Didwania (2015); 10. Manuel Jurado (2016); 11. Michael Perugini (2016)

Graduated/Non-Returning Players from Team Championships: 1. Eitezaz Mahmood (2014)

Additions to the 2014-2015 Roster:

  • Expected to play in the top 3: Peter Haun (return from injury)

Captains: Bryan Fiori Ryan and Saumya Didwania

Team Goals: To grow as a team

Key Matches: Washington University in St. Louis and Notre Dame

To read other team previews, please visit the 2014-2015 College Squash Season Previews page.