Drexel University: 2022-2023 Season Preview

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Drexel University Dragons

2022-2023 Season Preview 

  • The Drexel women made a magical run to the Howe Cup final last year, capturing their highest finish in program history and injecting incredible energy into the Drexel athletics community.
  • The Dragon women return almost the entire main core of their finalist roster from last season, including All-Americans Karina Tyma and Alina Bushma, and hopes will be high for a repeat performance this season.
  • All-Americans Matias Knudsen and Haris Qasim will slide into key leadership positions for the men’s squad after former No. 1 Lucas Rousselet graduated last season. Can they keep pace and maintain their Top-8 positioning?

Head Coach: John White
Assistant Coach: Dylan Cunningham

Women’s Team Captains: Karina Tyma and Hatti Specter
Men’s Team Captains: Filip Krueger and Noel Heaton

Women’s Team Roster
Emma Bartley
Moa Bonnemark
Alina Bushma
Katerina Cummings
Ava Prokes
Margot Prow
Ciara Richards
Lydia Robinson
Noa Romero Blazquez
Amirah Rusydina Rosli
Hatti Specter
Karina Tyma
Lara Varma
Sanya Vats

Women’s Team Goal: Finish top 4 and have fun
Women’s Key Matches: Penn, Columbia, Yale, Virginia, Trinity, Princeton, Harvard

Men’s Team Roster
Nicolo Abou Taleb
Michael Berry
Shaan Dalal
Noel Heaton
Fritiof Jacobsson
Matias Knudsen
Rohan Korn
Filip Krueger
Andres Jose Lopez
Matthew Lucente
Gautam Nagpal
Yuri Pollas Pelbart
Haris Qasim
Nicolas Serna

Men’s Team Goal: Finish top 8 and make Coach White smile
Men’s Key Matches: Penn, Columbia, Yale, Virginia, Cornell

Quote from Coach: CSA’s Women’s Squash has improved tremendously over the last 5 or so years. The talent and depth of competition is fantastic for our sport. We are excited to play against some of these great teams and look forward to some great challenges throughout the year. On the men’s side, we are excited to be bringing back some strong returners as well as two new incoming students who will contribute to top-9 play regularly. We are looking to improve on last year’s challenges”.