By Anne Bello
Published Sep 14, 2011 at 7:00 AM ET; Updated Sep 5, 2011 at 4:28 PM ET

Ithaca, NY — There’s a lot for Cornell fans to be positive about this year: the top 6 players from last season are returning, including Nick Sachvie, who made it to the Pool Trophy finals at last season’s individual championships and was named Ivy League Rookie of the Year.

“We hope to improve and get stronger every year,” says head coach Mark Devoy. The additions to the roster should help further that goal. Senior Will Hartigan will be back in the line-up after a year’s absence. Aditya Jagtap, a top Indian junior who competed on the Indian junior team in 2008 and 2010, will be joining the team and should be playing in the top order of the roster. Ryan Todd, who has been highly ranked as a Canadian junior, will join Hartigan somewhere in the middle of the line-up. Matthew Shang (Brunswick), Jay Lindseth (Lawrenceville), and Carter Clarke (Potomac) are expected to add more depth to the bottom of the order.

The team will be traveling to San Francisco for winter break, and like all Ivy teams will have to adjust to the new Ivy League schedule, which has schools playing multiple league matches in a single weekend.

2010-2011 SEASON RECAP

Season Record: 10-6

Final Ranking: 6

Team Championships: 6th in Potter Cup (A Division)

2011-2012 SEASON PREVIEW

Program Status: Varsity

Head Coach: Mark Devoy

Returning Players from Team Championships: (1) Nick Sachvie (First Team All-American, All-Ivy League Team,  Ivy League Rookie of the Year), (2) Alex Domenick (All-Ivy League Team, Academic All-Ivy League), (3) Thomas Spettigue (Second Team All-American, All-Ivy League Team), (4) Arjun Gupta, (5) David Hilton, (6) Rishi Jalan, (8) Owen Butler, (10) Bryan Keating

Graduated/Non-returning players from 2010-2011 Team: (7) Mckay Claghorn, (9) Steven Peever, (11) Pat Brady

Additions to the 2011-2012 roster:

  • Expected to play in the top order of the roster: Aditya Jagtap
  • Expected to play in the middle order of the roster: Will Hartigan and Ryan Todd
  • Expected to play in the bottom order of the roster: Matthew Shang, Jay Lindseth, and Carter Clarke

Team Goals: To keep everyone healthy and move up the order

Key Matches: All matches

To read other team previews, please visit the 2011-2012 College Squash Season Previews page.