Columbia University: 2022-2023 Season Preview

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Columbia University Lions

2022-2023 Season Preview 

  • Although things will look a bit different on Morningside Heights this season, some familiar faces will be around to guide the Lions into a new era.
  • Newly hired head coach Chris Sachvie returns to Columbia, where he was previously an assistant coach, and he brings with him recent graduate James Wyatt as a new assistant coach.
  • The women’s team is eager to bounce back from a challenging finish to last season with a very strong top of the lineup and large recruiting class.
  • The Columbia men have some big shoes to fill, with their top three players from last season all graduated, including two All-Americans. They will hope the lost top-end talent will be mitigated by competitive depth that will challenge for playing time throughout the season.

Head Coach: Christopher Sachvie
Assistant Coaches: James Wyatt, Nayelly Hernandez-Walker

Women’s Team Captains: Ellie McVeigh
Men’s Team Captains: Chaitanya Shah

Women’s Team Roster
Diksha Aurobindo
Rewa Bharma
Sarah Cao
Renee Chan
Julia Fink
Amal Izhard
Nourin Khalifa
Aleeza Khan
Naira Kothari
Elizabeth Lentz
Kiroshanna Manoharan
Erica McGillicuddy
Ellie McVeigh
Megan Meyerson
Uditi Mishra
Farida Mohamed
Shaivi Rau
Chan Sin Yuk
Navia Zhang

Women’s Team Goal: Focus on and enjoy the process
Women’s Key Matches: Virginia, Drexel, Princeton, Penn, Yale, Cornell

Men’s Team Roster:
Sankalp Anand
Jacob Bulbulia
Hugh Camiener
Harold Castiaux
Ryan Chen
Gonzalo De La Mora
Adam Goad
Andrew Jung
Adam Morkel
Zach Nam
Rutvik Rau
Sameer Saxena
Chaitanya Shah
Adam Sherif Atta
Franklyn Smith
Gabriel Yun
Alex Yupze

Men’s Team Goal: Do small things well
Men’s Key Matches: Drexel, Penn, Yale, Dartmouth, Cornell, Rochester