Dartmouth: 2018-2019 Men’s College Squash Season Preview

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Having fallen in the rankings as far as 11th five years ago, the Dartmouth Men’s Squash team looked to be falling prey to the growing parity in college squash.  The 2018-2019 season, however, showed what resurgence looks like, with the Big Green earning their highest ranking – fifth – since 2004. The leader among the players who epitomized much of that success was senior Number 1 player Alvin Heumann, a calm, steady presence at the top of the ladder with a never-say-die attitude who earned First Team All-America status in his final year.  Now Heumann is gone, along with classmates Jack Harvey and Brian Giegerich, and Head Coach Hansi Wiens is looking to reload.  He appears to have done just that with the additions of successful American junior players Jack Bell, Max Finkelstein, and Tucker Martino. After achieving Top-5 status again a year ago, Dartmouth will look to maintain that level of excellence through 2019 and beyond.  Doing so will mean holding off the likes of Rochester, Penn, and Princeton, or perhaps supplanted Columbia or St. Lawrence, all of whom Dartmouth meets during the regular season.

2017-2018 SEASON RECAP

Season Record:  13-5

Final Ranking:  5

Team Championships Result:  5th in the Potter Cup (A Division)

2018-2019 SEASON PREVIEW

Head Coach:  Hansi Wiens

Returning Players from Team Championships:

  1. Carson Spahr; 3. Matt Giegerich; 4. Toby Harding; 5. Brandon De Otaduy; 6. Sam Epley; 8. James Bell; 9. Reg Anderson

Graduated/Non-Returning Players from Team Championships:

  1. Alvin Heumann; 7. Jack Harvey; 10. Brian Giegerich

Additions to 2018-2019 Roster:

  • Jack Bell
  • Max Finkelstein
  • Tucker Martino

Team Goal:  Top 5 in the country

Key Matches:  Columbia, Rochester, St. Lawrence, Penn, Princeton

To read season previews for other CSA teams, please visit the 2018-2019 College Squash Season Previews page.