By Anne Bello
Published Oct 16, 2011 at 12:00 PM ET; Updated Oct 15, 2011 at 9:03 PM ET

Denison Granville, OH — Denison ended last season with a .500 record, going 8 and 8 and finishing 32nd in the national rankings.

That was the weakest finish in years for the Big Red, who just ten years ago were a top-10 team. Stephen Neal, Denison’s new head coach, describes 2012 as a “big year to rebuild and recruit new players.”

For now, the Big Red will be looking to maintain their ranking and stay in the D Division. With six players from last year’s top ten moving on, that may be a challenge, but it will give the returners and the three new players opportunities to step up.

Denison squash has a tradition of competitive success, and hopefully the Big Red will start climbing up the rankings again in the coming years.

2010-2011 SEASON RECAP

Season Record: 8-8

Final Ranking: 32

Team Championships: 8th in Conroy Cup (D Division)

2011-2012 SEASON PREVIEW

Program Status: Club

Head Coach: Stephen Neal

Returning Players from Team Championships: (3) William Lawson, (6) Michael Krasnow, (7) Dillon Booth, (9) Neill Peck

Graduated/Non-returning players from 2010-2011 Team: (1) Ron Ongaro, (2) Nathan Hobrath, (4) Henry Robb, (5) Chris Galluccio, (8) Coulter Bailey, (10) Peter Huebner

Additions to the 2011-2012 roster:

  • Expected to play in the bottom 4: Drew Barnes, Claire Miller, and Marshall Crane

Team Goals: To maintain ranking

Key Match: Kenyon

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