By Anne Bello
Published Oct 18, 2011 at 12:00 PM ET; Updated Oct 16, 2011 at 1:43 PM ET

Canton, NY — St. Lawrence showed good improvement last season, and that should continue this season.

Ranked 16th in the 2010-2011 preseason rankings, the Saints finished the season ranked 13th. At the 2011 Men’s National Team Championships, St. Lawrence rebounded from a 4-5 loss to Brown in the opening round to take the consolation final with a pair of 5-4 wins over Navy and Middlebury.

The Saints have seven new players joining the team. Ibrahim Khan is expected to play in the top 2, and Chris Fernandez, Anderson Good, Peter Lynn, Duncan Maxwell, Kyle Ogilvy, and Sebastian Riedelsheimer will be competing for spots in the top 9.

“With these players plus [Amay] Merchant, [Vir] Seth, and other returnees lower in the lineup, SLU should have an even stronger team than a year ago and will look for a rise in the rankings,” says Wally Johnson, St. Lawrence’s Director of Athletic Media Relations.

2010-2011 SEASON RECAP

Season Record: 13-9

Final Ranking: 13

Team Championships: 5th in Hoehn Cup (B Division)

2011-2012 SEASON PREVIEW

Program Status: Varsity

Head Coach: Chris Abplanalp (Liberty League Coach of the Year)

Returning Players from Team Championships: (2) Amay Merchant  (All-Liberty League), (3) Vir Seth  (All-Liberty League), (4) Jermaine Xaba, (5) Will Campo, (7) Michael Badali  (CSA Scholar Athlete), (8) Thoma Kraft, (9) Russell Woeltz, (10) Nate Ticho

Graduated/Non-returning players from 2010-2011 Team: (1) Alex Dodge  (All-Liberty League), (6) Tyler Stout, (11) Peter Montesano

Additions to the 2011-2012 roster:

  • Expected to play in the top 2: Ibrahim Khan
  • Expected to compete for spots in the top 9: Chris Fernandez, Anderson Good, Peter Lynn, Duncan Maxwell, Kyle Ogilvy, and Sebastian Riedelsheimer

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