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

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Two years ago, the Wesleyan Men’s Squash team finished its fourth straight season ranked in the top 20 in the country.  In the past two seasons, however, the team’s rankings have declined, finishing 25th in 2017 and 31st in 2018.  The individual highlight of 2018 was freshman Sean Choi winning the 2018 NESCAC Rookie of the Year award and also being named to the All-NESCAC First Team.  Part of the reason for the downturn in results could have been a lack of college-level match experience in the team: the 2018 roster did not feature any seniors.  With every starter returning to the ladder in 2018-2019, Head Coach Shona Kerr will now have a group with an extra year of experience and confidence on their side. Supplementing all of the returning players will be three additional first-years who will also look to make an impact right away. Having added depth and additional competition in practice should raise the level of competitiveness for the Cardinals in 2019. Wesleyan gets things started right away with a tough match against Tufts this weekend. Conn College, Haverford, and Hamilton also loom large as critical matches for the Cardinals as they aim to jump back to the top end of Conroy Cup play.

2017-2018 SEASON RECAP

Season Record:  5-18

Final Ranking:  31

Team Championships Result:  7th in the Conroy Cup (D Division)

2018-2019 SEASON PREVIEW

Head Coach:  Shona Kerr

Returning Players from Team Championships:

  1. Sean Choi; 2. Yahya Ladiwala; 3. William Bienstock; 4. Josh Lane; 5. Kevin Le; 6. Alex Dreyfus; 7. Jackson Rubinoff; 8. William Coburn; 9. Prem Bunsermvicha; 10. Johnny Hayes

Graduated/Non-Returning Players from Team Championships:  None

Additions to 2018-2019 Roster:

  • Andrew Doucette
  • Robbie Greenspan
  • John “Clay Rodgers

Key Matches:  Tufts, Conn College, Haverford, Hamilton

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