By Anne Bello
Published Oct 12, 2011 at 3:00 PM ET; Updated Oct 7, 2011 at 5:35 PM ET

Waterville, ME – The Colby College Mules have a tough opening match this season: they’ll host defending national champions Trinity. When the two teams played last season, Trinity won 8-1.

That will be the Mules’ only home match until after winter break. In November, the Mules will travel south for matches against MIT and Northeastern. As with many teams, the bulk of their season will be at various round robin events.

Colby has lost two players from last season’s top ten and has two new players expected to play in the starting order. John Eder from Westminster is expected to play in the top 6. Ben York from Germantown Friends is expected to play in the bottom 3.

2010-2011 SEASON RECAP

Season Record: 13-15

Final Ranking: 22

Team Championships: 6th in Summers Cup (C Division)

2011-2012 SEASON PREVIEW

Program Status: Varsity

Head Coach: Sakhi Khan

Returning Players from Team Championships: (1) Harry Smith (First Team All-NESCAC, NESCAC All-Sportsmanship Team), (2) William Sullivan, (4) Nat Cooper, (5) Trey Simpson, (7) William Hochman, (8) Steve Carroll, (9) Pete Gabranski, (10) William Greenberg (NESCAC All-Academic Team)

Graduated/Non-returning players from 2010-2011 Team: (3) Alex Fulton, (6) Daniel Lesser (NESCAC All-Academic Team)

Additions to the 2011-2012 roster:

  • Expected to play in the middle 3: John Eder
  • Expected to play in the bottom 3: Ben York

Team Goals: To improve in the rankings

Key Matches:  Yale round robin, and Pioneer Valley Invitational, NESCAC tournament, and Men’s National Team Championships

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