Western Ontario: 2018-2019 Men’s College Squash Season Preview

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With a mix of Canadian and American intercollegiate competition on the team’s schedule, the University of Western Ontario’s Men’s Squash program meets a wide variety of teams and players over the course of a season. As far as American competition is concerned, Western comported themselves well, winning 10 matches and earning an 11th place finish in the CSA rankings.  Head Coach Derek Moore and his squad will look for more of the same this season, hoping to build on the success from last year.  The structure of the roster is in their favor as well, with only two starting members of last season’s squad not returning for this season.  UWO predominantly attracts Canadian talent, and this year is no different with four Canadian juniors joining the roster for the first time this year.  Coach Moore’s primary goal for his team is a logical one considering where they’ve finished in past years: to be in contention for the Hoehn Cup (B Division championship) during the final team weekend of the year. American squads standing in the way of that goal this year will be reigning Hoehn Cup champions George Washington, Drexel, and Cornell.

2017-2018 SEASON RECAP

Season Record:  10-3

Final Ranking:  11

Team Championships Result:  3rd in the Hoehn Cup (B Division)

2018-2019 SEASON PREVIEW

Head Coach:  Derek Moore

Returning Players from Team Championships:

  1. David Mill; 2. Matthew Henderson; 3. Akasham Rajagopaul; 4. Brett Schille; 6. Adam Vanwyngaarden; 7. Jackson Kay; 9. Bryan Hill; 10. Matt Armstrong

Graduated/Non-Returning Players from Team Campionships:

  1. Nick Guest; 8. Stefan Houbtchev

Additions to 2018-2019 Roster:

  • Elliot Hunt
  • William Kuhn
  • Liam Marrison
  • Tianxia “Shaun” Yang

Team Goal:  To be in the running and be competitive at the National Championships for the B Division title.

Key Matches:  George Washington, Cornell, Drexel

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