Western University (Ontario): 2021-2022 Season Preview

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Western University (Ontario) Mustangs

2021-2022 SEASON PREVIEW

  • Head Coach and Western alumnus Chris Hanebury finally gets a chance to lead his team in competition after taking over the head role at the beginning of the pandemic.
  • Even before worrying about the massive early-season matches against MIT, Columbia, and Yale, the Mustangs will need to navigate the travel restrictions related to crossing the border.
  • Once matchday comes, the lineup will look considerably different than the last time we saw them on court, with six of the nine starters from the 2020 championships having moved on to post-college life.
  • Notably, the team is dedicating their efforts this season to the memory of legendary Western coach Jack Fairs, who passed away earlier this year.

Head Coach:  Chris Hanebury
Assistant Coach:  Matt Henderson

Team Captains:  Elliott Hunt, Akasham Rajagopal

Men’s Team Roster Updates
Returning Players
:  Akasham Rajagopaul, Elliott Hunt, Douglas Kosciukiewicz, Mitchell Kahnert, Robert Mill, William Kuhn, John Dempsey, Teddy Littler, Nathan Smith, Kyle Spackman  
Graduated/Non-Returning Starting Players:  Matthew Henderson, David Mill, Brett Schille, Liam Marrison, Adam Vanwyngaarden, Jackson Kay
Additions to 2021-2022 Roster:  Jagroop Bhangoo, Ben Boulanger, Taylor Carrick, Dylan Deverill, Nour Eldeen Eladly, Jason Herring, Essa Huq, Amin Khan, Griffin Manley, Antonio Mendes, Vivek Mody, Liam Watson

Team Goal: To work hard and improve and contest to be in the A Division.

Key Matches: MIT, Columbia, Rochester, Cornell

Coach’s Quote: “Western is dedicating this season to Jack Fairs. We will do our best to prepare and give it our all to make all of our alumni proud in the memory of Jack.”

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