By Anne Bello
Published Oct 22, 2011 at 3:00 PM ET; Updated Oct 16, 2011 at 8:03 PM ET

Evanston, IL — Northwestern’s goal for this season is to break into the C Division, which would move the Wildcats well inside the top 30. Although Northwestern has consistently been among the top teams in the D Division over the past 10 years, they haven’t made the jump into the Summers Cup competition.

The Wildcats were already moving up by the end of last season. Ranked 31st coming into the Men’s National Team Championships, Northwestern made it to the consolation finals, where they narrowly lost to Northeastern, finishing 30th overall.

Northeastern will be a key match for Northwestern again this season, as will Georgetown.

Guiding the Wildcats as they reach for new heights will be former German national champion Franz Schwerer, who is taking over as coach from Jonas Laursen.

2010-2011 SEASON RECAP

Season Record: 7-10

Final Ranking: 30

Team Championships: 6th in Conroy Cup (D Division)

2011-2012 SEASON PREVIEW

Program Status: Club

Head Coach: Franz Schwerer

Returning Players from Team Championships: (1) Jay Dalal, (2) William Benedict, (3) Eitezaz Mahmood, (4) Kwang Roh, (8) Chan Park

Graduated/Non-returning players from 2010-2011 Team: (5) Daniel Wolf, (6) Gabriel Parra, (7) Andrew Liu, (9) Matthew Leib, (10) Eric Birnbaum

Team Goals: To break into the C Division

Key Matches: Northeastern and Georgetown

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