By Michael T. Bello
Published Oct 16, 2009 at 7:00 AM ET; Updated Oct 10, 2009 at 2:07 PM ET

tuftsMedford, MA — Tufts University is a unique varsity squash program.  It has consistently maintained a ranking in the top 20, but it does not have international (regulation) squash courts.  This fact makes each win more remarkable.  The team has the occasional home match; however, these matches are held at locations like Harvard or MIT.

Coach Doug Eng will be joined by new assistant coach Belkys Velez.  Velez is from Ecuador and played on the WISPA tour.

This season’s team will be captained by Max Dalury and Zach Bradley.  Last season, the Jumbos graduated its lowest three ladder positions.  With the return of Kevin Fitzgerald and John Subranni and the additions of Sheldon Taylor and Chris Stoj to the lineup, the experienced Jumbos will be ready for competition.

2008-2009 Season Recap

SEASON RECORD: 9-12
FINAL RANKING: 20th
NATIONAL TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS: 20th; 4th in Summers Cup (C Division)

2009-2010 Season Preview

Returning Players from Team Championships: Alex Gross ’11 (1; All-NESCAC); Max Dalury ’10 (2); Ben Rind ’11 (3); Zach Bradley ’10 (4); Henry Miller ’12 (5); Scott Leighton ’10 (6); Andrew Kim ’11 (10)

Graduating Players from Team Championships: Chris Martin (7); Brian Rassel (8); Josh Levinson (9)

Additions for the 2009-2010 Roster:

  • Returning from abroad/year off: Kevin Fitzgerald ’11, John Subranni ’10 (#2)
  • Other Additions: Sheldon Taylor ’13 and Chris Stoj ’12

Captains: Max Dalury and Zach Bradley

Team Goals: To maintain top 20 ranking

Key Matches: Bowdoin, Colby, Amherst, Brown, and Middlebury

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