Davidson: 2015 – 2016 Men’s College Squash Season Preview


Davidson CollegeDavidson, NC — Davidson finished the 2014 – 2015 season ranked 48th. This is a remarkable accomplishment since the team was formed at the beginning of last season. The Wildcats played a few tournaments, including an event hosted at the Charlotte Squash Club. Davidson won this tournament, which included a 5-4 victory over Miami in the final. For this season, the Wildcats are looking forward to another match with Miami. According to Michael Ding, “We beat Miami last year but they were missing some key players so the intensity this year should be exciting.” The squad has an ambitious goal this season: qualify for the Conroy Cup (D Division) at Team Championships. That would require improving 16 places in the rankings over the end of last season. Although the Conroy Cup goal may not be attainable, Davidson has a mission to strive for.

2014-2015 SEASON RECAP

Season Record: 7-4

Final Ranking: 48

Team Championships: 8th in the Serues Cup (F Division)

By the Numbers (From US Squash): 5-4 Matches Won: 1 of 1… Top 3 Win %: 0.6… Middle 3 Win %: 0.4348… Lower 3 Win %: 0.3333


Program Status: Emerging Club

Returning Players from Team Championships: 1. Michael Ding; 3. Joe Cullen; 4. Matthew Dwyer; 5. Noah Rickolt; 6. Ed Pritchard; 7. Ezra Thompson

Graduated/Non-Returning Players from 2014-2015 Team Championships: 2. Will Bolton; 8. Rishabh Aggarwal; 9. Alden Hart

Additions to the 2015-2016 Roster:

  • Expected to play in the top 3: Willie MacDade
  • Expected to play in the middle 3: Sperry Edwards
  • Expected to play in the bottom 3: Henry Stockwell

Captains: Micheal Ding and Joe Cullen

Team Goals: To qualify for the Conroy Cup

Key Matches: Miami

To read other team previews, please visit the 2015-2016 College Squash Season Previews page.