By Anne Bello
Published Sep 28, 2011 at 7:00 AM ET; Updated Sep 25, 2011 at 5:23 PM ET

Boston, MA — After finishing within the top 30 last season, the Northeastern Huskies are now aiming for the top 25.  In their favor is the fact that all but one player from last year’s championship roster will be returning. That player — former captain and number 1 Pedro Souza — might not be in the line-up, but he will still be a presence on the team, as he is taking over as coach after Chris Reigeluth has moved on after two seasons. The team will be getting three players who should make an impact on the team:  Adesh Bhansali of Mumbai, who should play in the top 3; Winston Churchill High graduate Greg Berson, who is ranked just outside the top 100 BU19 and should play in the middle 3; and TJ Dyer, a transfer from Hobart who should also play in the middle of the line-up.

“We enter every match focused on winning as a team regardless of the opponent’s ranking,” says senior captain John Ghublikian, who won the men’s 4.0 division title at the U.S. Skill Level Championships.

2010-2011 SEASON RECAP

Season Record: 8-13

Final Ranking: 29

Team Championships: 5th in Conroy Cup (D Division)

2011-2012 SEASON PREVIEW

Program Status: Club

Head Coach: Pedro Souza

Team Captains: John Ghublikian and Miles Brewer

Returning Players from Team Championships: (2) Miles Brewer, (3) DJ Brinkworth, (4) Max Kachur, (5) Mike Wegman, (6) John  Ghublikian, (7) Stan  Berenshtein, (8) Ben Devoise, (9) Keith Sproat, (10) Corey  Beausoleil, (11) Daniel  Hsu

Graduated/Non-returning players from 2010-2011 Team: (1) Pedro Souza

Additions to the 2011-2012 roster:

  • Expected to play in the top 3: Adesh Bhansali
  • Expected to play in the middle 3: Greg Berson and TJ Dyer

Team Goals: To finish ranked in the top 25

Key Matches: Colby, Colgate, Connecticut College, Hobart, Northwestern, and Tufts

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