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

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Although none of the drops have been drastic, the Williams College Men’s Squash team has fallen down the rankings for five straight seasons – from 14 in 2014 to 21 last season.  In an injury-riddled campaign that fell somewhat short of expectations, the Ephs still placed three players on the All-NESCAC teams and gained valuable match experience. Now is the time to put that extra experience to good use, as eight of the ten starters return to the lineup, including the top seven players from the ladder. Head Coach Zafi Levy will also hope to get important contributions from his two recruits, as well as key contributor A.J. Solecki, who returns from a season-ending injury sustained last year. Williams only had three seniors graduate in 2018, which means a deep squad enters the season with high hopes and battles for playing time in front of them.  In order to regain their footing in the CSA rankings, Williams will have to prepare for key match-ups right after the calendar turns to 2019. Contests with Middlebury, Bates, and Colby headline the first two weekends of the new year and will be an important barometer for this Williams team’s development.

2017-2018 SEASON RECAP

Season Record:  11-17

Final Ranking:  21

Team Championships Result:  5th in the Summers Cup (C Division)

2018-2019 SEASON PREVIEW

Head Coach:  Zafi Levy

Returning Players from Team Championships:

  1. Carl Shuck; 2. John Fitzgerald; 3. William Means; 4. Wyatt Khosrowshahi; 5. David Pincus; 6. Anand Butler; 7. Ben Eisenberg; 10. Will Ruggiero

Graduated/Non-Returning Players from Team Championships:

  1. Andrew Litvin; 9. Jamie Havran

Additions to 2018-2019 Roster:

  • Jacob Basill
  • Krish Bhavnani

Key Matches:  Middlebury, Bates, Colby, Franklin & Marshall, MIT, Amherst

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