By Anne Bello
Published Oct 8, 2011 at 2:00 PM ET; Updated Oct 7, 2011 at 5:19 PM ET

Medford, MA — Tufts has been in the midst of a rebuilding cycle, and thanks to turnover, the team has had to start each of the past two season with a drastically different line-up.

Tufts can expect more stability moving forward. Although the Jumbos have lost three of their top four players from last year, this year’s squad  will primarily consist of freshmen and sophomores.

Six first-year players have joined the team. Alex Nalle (Germantown Friends), Zach Schweitzer (Chestnut Hill Academy), and Gordon Silverman (Phoenix Country Day) are expected to play in the top six. Joe Marks (Belmont Hill), Hugo Meggitt (Princeton Day), and Elliot Kardon (Weston) will be battling with several returners for places in the starting line-up.

“The team expects again to be in a rebuilding phase but with a team two years younger than last year,” reports head coach Doug Eng. “The team’s main goal is to keep improving and break back into the Summers Division at Nationals.”

2010-2011 SEASON RECAP

Season Record: 9-16

Final Ranking: 27

Team Championships: 3rd in Conroy Cup (D Division)

2011-2012 SEASON PREVIEW

Program Status: Varsity

Head Coach: Doug Eng

Returning Players from Team Championships: (3) Hank Miller (NESCAC All-Sportsmanship Team), (5) Michael Abboud, (6) Jeremy Ho, (7) Tesfa Hailu, (8) Andrew Meleney, (9) Ben Briggs, (10) Luke Metcalf, (11) Edward Wronsky, Eli Borek, Chris Stoj

Graduated/Non-returning players from 2010-2011 Team: (1) Alex Gross (First Team All-NESCAC), (2) Ben Rind, (4) Andrew Kim

Additions to the 2011-2012 roster:

  • Expected to play in the top 6: Alex Nalle, Zach Schweitzer, and Gordon Silverman
  • Expected to compete for spots in the bottom 3: Joe Marks, Hugo Meggitt, and Elliot Kardon

Captain: Henry Miller

Team Goals: To keep improving and to break into the C Division

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