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

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The Princeton Men’s Squash team returned to Potter Cup (A Division) competition in 2018 for the first time since the 2012-2013 season.  They squeaked in under the wire in 8th position last season, but the Tigers have a roster that is built to secure their position in Potter Cup play for a few more years. Princeton graduated only two members of its starting squad from a year ago, and both of those players featured in the bottom third of the ladder.  Last year’s top player Youssef Ibrahim is not on the roster as the season opens, but seven other starters return with top-level experience along with rising junior Gabriel Morgan who returns from injury.  Wilkinson also has two promising freshmen joining the squad this year who will gladly take over the playing time of the two graduated seniors.  Both first-years have spent considerable time at the top-ranked position of their respective country’s junior divisions and should have an immediate impact for the Tigers.  The battle for a place in Potter Cup play has been fierce in recent years and this season will not be any different.  Princeton will try to catch Rochester, Penn, and Dartmouth while also holding off eager George Washington and rejuvenated Yale.

2017-2018 SEASON RECAP

Season Record:  9-9

Final Ranking:  8

Team Championships Result:  8th in the Potter Cup (A Division)

2018-2019 SEASON PREVIEW

Head Coach:  Sean Wilkinson

Returning Players from Team Championships:

  1. Adhitya Raghavan; 3. Cole Becker; 4. Clark Doyle; 5. Cody Cortes; 6. Duncan Joyce; 8. Alexander Engstrom; 10. Henry Parkhurst; also returning: Gabriel Morgan

Graduated/Non-Returning Players from Team Championships:

  1. Abhimanyu Shah; 9. Komron Shayegan

Additions to 2018-2019 Roster:

  • Daelum Mawji
  • Howe Cheng

Key Matches:  George Washington, Rochester, Penn, Dartmouth, Yale

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