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Yale University: 2021-2022 Season Preview

Yale University Bulldogs


  • First the first time in almost 40 years, the Yale squash program will not have Dave Talbott roaming the halls in an official capacity. Lynn Leong takes over as head coach of both programs for her first full competition season, and hopes are high for this new era under her leadership.
  • The Yale women graduated two stalwarts at the top of their 2020 lineup – Lucy Beecroft and Helen Teegan – which finished third in the country, so the first challenge will be replacing that leadership and talent. Reinforcements in the form of five additions to the roster should help the cause.
  • The men’s team also graduated their standard bearer, Spencer Lovejoy, but have a deep and talented returning group to navigate the transition. Six recruits join the fray to help keep Yale in the top 8 of a very competitive portion of the men’s rankings.

Head Coach:  Lynn Leong
Assistant Coach:  Campbell Grayson

Women’s Team Captain:  Aishwarya Bhattacharya
Men’s Team Captain:  Harrison Gill

Women’s Team Roster Updates
Returning Players
:  Elisabeth Ross, Brianna Jefferson, Aishwarya Bhattacharya, Gigi Yeung, Julia Zhukovets, Ainsley Weber
Graduated/Non-Returning Starting Players:  Lucy Beecroft (First Team All-America), Helen Teegan (Second Team All-America), Riya Mital, Alexis Lazor, Nikita Joshi, Jessica Yacobucci
Additions to 2021-2022 Roster:  Christy Lau, Nina Mital, Sneha Sivakumar, Meghna Sreedhar, Lindsay Westerfield

Men’s Team Roster Updates
Returning Players
:  Nadav Raziel (Second Team All-America), Harrison Gill (Second Team All-America), Siow Yee Xian, Eric Kim, Jed Burde, Tyler Carney, Jacob Rhee, Janson Chu, Samuel Turner, Patrick Feeley, David Tsai, Tiber Worth
Graduated/Non-Returning Starting Players:  Spencer Lovejoy (First Team All-America), Calvin McCafferty, Parth Bhatia
Additions to 2021-2022 Roster:  Taylor Clayton, Max Forster, Nikhil Ismail, Brian Leonard, Maxwell Orr, Merritt Wurts

Women’s Team Goal:  Keep the team competitive for the national championship.
Men’s Team Goal: To challenge the teams ahead of us in the rankings.

Women’s Key Matches: Ivy League schedule, Virginia, Drexel, Trinity
Men’s Key Matches: Virginia, Drexel, Cornell, Columbia, Rochester

Quote: “I hope we have a safe and COVID-free season.”

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