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

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The numbers from last season say all you need to know about the dominance of CSA Men’s National Team Champions Trinity College.  20 wins and zero losses.  Three CSA All-America selections. Six All-NESCAC awardees, including the NESCAC Player of the Year, Michael Craig. One conference championship and one national championship.  Head Coach Paul Assaiante and the Trinity faithful enter the 2018-2019 season with high hopes of finishing first again, and with good reason.  Seven starters return for another season, including players in five of the top six ladder positions, and another former starter, Rick Penders, will be back on the sidelines as assistant coach.  Roster depth has always been critical to the success of past Trinity teams, and this year will be no different. Being so loaded at the top of the ladder will give Trinity’s three first-years time to adjust to the college game and the expectations of playing for Trinity’s national powerhouse squad. Harvard will be Trinity’s top competitor in 2018-2019 as they look to avenge their loss to the champions in last year’s final. Regular season matches against Columbia, Rochester, and Dartmouth will also test the Bantams in their title defense.

2017-2018 SEASON RECAP

Season Record:  20-0

Final Ranking:  1

Team Championships Result:  Winner of the CSA Men’s National Championship (Potter Cup, A Division)

2018-2019 SEASON PREVIEW

Head Coach:  Paul Assaiante

Returning Players from Team Championships:

  1. Kush Kumar; 2. Thoboki Mohohlo; 3. Michael Craig; 5. Tom De Mulder; 6. Ziad Sakr; 8. Andrew Lee; 10. Aryaman Adik

Graduated/Non-Returning Players from Team Championships:

  1. Rick Penders; 7. Omar Allaudin; 9. James Evans

Additions to 2018-2019 Roster:

  • Will Curtis
  • Martin Rios
  • Aly Tolba

Key Matches:  Columbia, Rochester, Dartmouth, Harvard

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