Trinity College: 2021-2022 Season Preview

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Trinity College Bantams

2021-2022 SEASON PREVIEW

  • Hall of Fame coaches Wendy Bartlett and Paul Assaiante lead their extremely talented teams into battle this season after a full year off from competition.
  • Both teams have a formidable mix of strong returning players and experienced incoming recruits who should have them right in the mix for a top spot in the rankings throughout the season.
  • While the women’s team has lost four All-America selections to recent graduations, they return several starters from 2020 to lead the championship-level effort.
  • The Trinity men also graduated some high octane players, but top player Miko Aijanen will anchor a young, talented, and hungry unit.

Women’s Head Coach:  Wendy Bartlett
Women’s Assistant Coach:  Rodrigo Porras

Men’s Head Coach:  Paul Assaiante
Assistant Coach:  Rick Penders, Alister Walker

Women’s Team Captains:  Farran Brown, Ashita Bhengra, Amina Taher, Nadiia Usenko
Men’s Team Captains:  Miko Aijanen, Julius Benthin, Martin Rios

Women’s Team Roster Updates
Returning Players
:  Sarahi Lopez (First Team All-America), Nadiia Usenko, Nanna Carleke, Ashita Bhengra, Amina Taher, Lily Taylor-French, Zeinab Bakayoko, Farran Brown, Habiba Dawood, Mimi Brown, Joyce Chan
Graduated/Non-Returning Starting Players:  Min Jie Teh (First Team All-America), Akanksha Salunkhe (Second Team All-America), Vanessa Raj (First Team All-America), Lakeesha Rarere (Second Team All-America), Josie Fitzgerald, Campbell Brown
Additions to 2021-2022 Roster:  Janna Ashmawy, Madeleine Hylland, Malak Moustafa, Lujan Palacios, Jana Safy, Nouran Youssef

Men’s Team Roster Updates
Returning Players
:  Miko Aijanen (First Team All-America), Aly Eltokhy (Second Team All-America), Aly Tolba, Utkarsh Baheti, Julius Benthin, Felipe De La Cruz, Walker Hopkins, Peter Keigher, Ishaan Madhok, Teddy McLanahan, Dillon Park, Martin Rios,  
Graduated/Non-Returning Starting Players:  Kush Kumar (First Team All-America), Michael Craig (First Team All-America), Thoboki Mohohlo (First Team All-America), Andrew Lee (Second Team All-America), Ziad Sakr, Aryaman Adik, Patrick O’Sullivan
Additions to 2021-2022 Roster:  Advait Adik, Henry Culhane, Khamal Cumberbatch, Marwan El Borolossy, Ahmed Ismaeel, Abdelrahman Nassar, Chris Neill, Mateo Restrepo, Mohamed Sharaf, Danial Sharul Izham

Women’s Team Goal:  To be one of the top teams.
Men’s Team Goal:  To try to improve every day.

Women’s Key Matches: Drexel, Columbia, Princeton, Harvard, Yale
Men’s Key Matches
: Drexel, Columbia, Penn, Princeton, Harvard

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