University of Pennsylvania: 2021-2022 Season Preview

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2021-2022 SEASON PREVIEW

  • The last time a large group of CSA players were competing against each others was at Penn’s new facility for the 2020 National Collegiate Individual Championships, and the men’s teams will reconvene at that beautiful venue for the Team Championships in mid-February.
  • 2020 was a banner year for Penn Men’s Squash, finishing as runner-up to national champion Harvard and winning the Sloane Award for team sportsmanship along the way. Despite the pandemic, or perhaps because of it, momentum has flowed into this season when the men’s team will be one of the favorites to clinch the overall title.
  • The Penn women will be a youthful squad this year with no seniors on the roster and only five returning starters from two seasons ago. They will rely on a deep lineup of new players to maintain their standing as a Top-8 program in a challenging women’s league.

Director of Squash/Women’s Head Coach:  Jack Wyant
Men’s Head Coach:  Gilly Lane
Assistant Coach:  Stuart Crawford

Women’s Team Captains:  To be announced
Men’s Team Captains:  Aly Abou EleInen, Yash Bhargava, Andrew Douglas, James Flynn

Women’s Team Roster Updates
Returning Players
:  Jamila Tamer, Ashley Manning, Amina Tamer, Navmi Sharma, Eujung Park
Graduated/Non-Returning Starting Players:  Jessica Davis (First Team All-America), Julia Buchholz, Lindsay Stanley, Haley Scott, Nicole Windreich, Meg Brody, Margaret Frantz
Additions to 2021-2022 Roster:  Kelsey Abbrecht, Avni Anand, Dhivya Arasappan, Emma Carter, Alisa Chokshi, Ella Cohen, Grace Lavin, Penny Oh, Abbie Rorke, Yoshna Singh, Elizabeth Weise, Emma Wolf

Men’s Team Roster Updates
Returning Players
:  Andrew Douglas (First Team All-America), Aly Abou El Einen (National Finalist), James Flynn (First Team All-America), Dillon Huang, Yash Bhargava, Saksham Choudhary, Tushar Shahani, Krish Bhavnani, Zach Bradlow, Brian Cowhey, Alexander Trauber
Graduated/Non-Returning Starting Players:  David Yacobucci, Wil Hagen, Ryan Murray
Additions to 2021-2022 Roster:  Roger Baddour, Abdelrahman Dweek, Shaam Gambhir, Oliver Green, Nathan Kueh, Dana Santry, Nick Spizzirri

Women’s Team Goal:  The team will be quite young, without a senior on the roster. Only 5 returners have played a college match. The goal is to get better, create a positive team environment and enjoy competing!
Men’s Team Goal:  Compete hard while representing the university, alumni, and fellow teammates with the highest degree of sportsmanship and honor.

Women’s Key Matches: Ivy League Schedule, Drexel, Virginia, Stanford
Men’s Key Matches: Ivy League Schedule, Drexel, Virginia, Trinity

Jack Wyant’s Quote: “With no seniors on our roster, we hope to establish a solid foundation with our returning juniors and a strong class of Freshman and Sophomore recruits who add depth to our line up.”
Gilly Lane’s Quote: “The 2019-2020 season was an incredible season for our program. After having a season off due to Covid, we are looking to try and continue our momentum from that season. We have a tough schedule ahead this year and I am excited to see how the team progresses after a year off.”

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