Middlebury, VT — After three consecutive seasons winning the Summers Cup (C Division) at Team Championships, Middlebury wants to break into the Hoehn Cup (B Division). The squad lost three players from last season to graduation, including two from the starting nine; however, they are gaining two new players to help fill the vacancies. The Panthers welcomed new Head Coach Mark Lewis during the offseason. Lewis, a squash coaching veteran, says the squad is looking to continue its growth and improvement. With three senior captains, Andrew Jung, Harrison Kroll, and David Cromwell, leading the squad, Lewis has a solid foundation of leadership to help him guide the Panthers. According to Lewis, the team is “motivated, driven and loves the game.” The strongest part of Middlebury’s ladder last season was the lower third. For the Panthers to move into the top 16, the experienced top 3 will need to match the performance of the lower 3. This could be the year that the Panthers punch their ticket for the Hoehn Cup.
2014-2015 SEASON RECAP
Season Record: 15-6
Final Ranking: 17
Team Championships: 1st in the Summers Cup (C Division)
By the Numbers (From US Squash): 5-4 Matches Won: 2 of 3… Top 3 Win %: 0.5556… Middle 3 Win %: 0.5873… Lower 3 Win %: 0.7619
2015-2016 SEASON PREVIEW
Program Status: Varsity
Head Coach: Mark Lewis
Returning Players from Team Championships: 1. Andrew Jung (2016 – First Team All-NESCAC, NESCAC All-Sportsmanship); 2. Andrew Cadienhead (2017 – Second Team All-NESCAC); 3. Wyatt French (2017 – Second Team All-NESCAC); 4. Harrison Croll (2016); 5. William Kurth (2018); 7. David Cromwell (2016); 8. Ben Krant (2017); 10. Cameron Dewey (2018)
Graduated/Non-Returning Players from 2014-2015 Team Championships: 6. Will Hanley (2015); 9. Robert Gallucio (2015); 11. Reed Palmer (2015)
Additions to the 2015-2016 Roster: Robert Rohrbach and Ryan Swope
Captains: Andrew Jung, Harrison Kroll, and David Cromwell
Team Goals: Break into the top 16
Key Matches: NESCAC matches, Naval Academy, and Western Ontario
To read other team previews, please visit the 2015-2016 College Squash Season Previews page.