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

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Before last season, the Yale Men’s Squash team had competed in every A Division (Potter Cup) competition over at least the last 20 years. Yet after reaching the apex of the college game with a CSA National Championship in 2016, the Bulldogs founds themselves on the outside looking in only two years later.  Head Coach Dave Talbott’s squad finished 10th in 2018, losing the Hoehn Cup final to George Washington University, and will need a major rebuilding effort to bounce back in 2019.  The middle four players – numbers three through six – from last year’s ladder all graduated, leaving a massive vacancy in the heart of the order. Naturally, Talbott has two places from which he can find players to fill the holes: the bottom portion of the ladder, where some college-level experience already lies, or his incoming class of five first-years. The freshmen certainly have some talent to contribute right away, but they will have to work hard to get up to speed with the college game in time for their opening match of the year: a challenging test against the team right behind them in the CSA Preseason Rankings, Drexel. January will also be the critical month for Yale, as they will battle Penn, Princeton, George Washington, and Virginia for a position in the Top 8.

2017-2018 SEASON RECAP

Season Record:  10-9

Final Ranking: 10

Team Championships Result:  2nd in the Hoehn Cup (B Division)

2018-2019 SEASON PREVIEW

Head Coach:  Dave Talbott

Returning Players from Team Championships:

  1. Spencer Lovejoy; 2. Harrison Gill; 7. Tyler Carney; 8. Yohan Pandole; 9. James Losty; 10. Jacob Rhee

Graduated/Non-Returning Players from Team Championships:

  1. Max Martin; 4. Arjun Kochhar; 5. Pierson Broadwater; 6. Thomas Kingshott

Additions to 2018-2019 Roster:

  • Patrick Feeley
  • Eric Kim
  • Nadav Raziel
  • Samuel Turner
  • Tiber Worth

Key Matches:  Brown, Penn, Princeton, George Washington

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