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Chatham University: 2021-2022 Season Preview

Chatham University Cougars


  • Head Coach Chris Fernandez took the reins of the program this summer after a three-year stint in the same role at Dickinson College.
  • The women will have the challenge of playing their first full varsity season coming out of the pandemic and with a new coach just having taken charge.
  • The men’s team flew up the rankings in 2020, capturing the Barnaby Award for the most improved team. With another strong set of recruits, the men hope to make some noise in the top 25 of the rankings.

Head Coach:  Chris Fernandez
Assistant Coach:  Jose Fernandez

Women’s Team Captains:  To be announced
Men’s Team Captains:  To be announced

Women’s Team Roster Updates
Returning Players
:  New varsity program in 2021-2022
Additions to 2021-2022 Roster:  Valentina Della-Maddalena, Mariam Kamal, Sofia Ramos

Men’s Team Roster Updates
Returning Players
:  Abdul Malik, Owais Rasheed, Mohamed Sadek, Alaaeldin Abdelkhalik, Vinicius Muniz, Christopher Tejada
Graduated/Non-Returning Starting Players:  Drew Bannon, Zane Porterfield, Jeffrey Duclos, Harry Aung
Additions to 2021-2022 Roster:  Agustin Carranza, Jacob Miller, Luis Moncada, Jared Nalliah, Lucas Oliviera, Abdelrahman Sadek, Chas Stewart

Women’s Team Goals:  Get our numbers to at least 7 players in order for our matches to count towards nationals. Looking forward to our first year as a competitive women varsity squash team. Win 1 match!!
Men’s Team Goals: Move up the rankings!  Beat at least two of the teams ranked ahead of us.

Women’s Key Matches: Denison, Mount Holyoke, Haverford
Men’s Key Matches: Hobart, Dickinson, St. Lawrence, Hamilton

Coach’s Quote: “Looking forward to the growth and unity of this group. I expect to see great sporting behavior, fierce competitors and a close-knit tight unit when you catch the Cougars in town!”

To read season previews for other CSA teams, please visit the 2021-2022 College Squash Season Previews page.