By Michael T. Bello
Published Oct 16, 2009 at 4:00 PM ET; Updated Oct 10, 2009 at 2:02 PM ET

brownProvidence, RI –The Brown Bears concluded last season by defeating the Naval Academy to win the Hoehn Cup consolation final.  With the top eight players returning for this season, the Bears hope to move up in the rankings. Captains Adam Greenberg and Pat Davis will lead this effort.

Besides the returning eight players, Brown will welcome Ross Harrow back from injury.  The Bears will also benefit from a number of incoming freshman, who are anticipated to compete for spots in the ladder: Minsoo Chi, Chris Holter,  Alex Hsu, Eamon O’Connor, and Riyad Seervai.

The team’s depth may prove the difference in its key matches with Bates, Amherst, Bowdoin, Navy, and F&M.

For the first time in twenty years, Coach le Gassick and the team will play without Shay Lynch, who recently retired as Brown’s assistant coach.

2008-2009 Season Recap

SEASON RECORD: 7-9
FINAL RANKING: 13th
NATIONAL TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS RESULTS: 13th; 5th (consolation winner) in Hoehn Cup (B Division)

2009-2010 Season Preview

Returning Players from Team Championships: Adrian Urban Leanza ’11 (1);Ben Clayman ’11 (2); Adam Greenberg ’10 (3); Brad Thompson ’12 (4); Patrick Davis ’10 (5); Evan Besser ’11 (6); Tucker Bryan ’12 (7); Alex Heitzmann ’10 (8)

Graduating Players from Team Championships: Brett Camarda (9) and Jacob Winkler (10)

Additions to 2009-2010 Roster:

  • Expected to compete for ladder positions 3-6: Riyad Seervai, Eamon O’Connor, Chris Holter,
  • Expected to compete for ladder positions 6-9: Alex Hsu, Minsoo Chi

Captains: Adam Greenberg and Pat Davis

Team Goals: To finish ranked in the top 10

Key Matches: Bates, Amherst, Bowdoin, Navy, and F&M

To read other team previews, please visit the 2009 – 2010 College Squash Preview Page.