By Anne Bello
Published Oct 26, 2011 at 12:00 PM ET; Updated Oct 16, 2011 at 8:44 PM ET

Stanford, CA — Stanford was the top club team in the nation last year. They finished the season with a 9 and 9 record and were ranked 24th in the nation.

The Cardinal finished last in the Summers Cup, and this season the team will look to stay in the C Division. Stanford has lost three players from last season’s top 9, but Wyatt Hong will be returning to the team after completing his military service in Korea.

While Stanford has had success as a club team, they aren’t afraid of some competition. In fact, they welcome it. “We are trying to help expand West Coast squash,” explains head coach Mark Talbott.

“We have the most fun in the sun,” Talbott adds.

2010-2011 SEASON RECAP

Season Record: 9-9 (Top Club team)

Final Ranking: 24

Team Championships: 8th in Summers Cup (C Division)

2011-2012 SEASON PREVIEW

Program Status: Club

Head Coach: Mark Talbott

Returning Players from Team Championships: (2) Chris Boldock, (3) Tyler Strand, (4) Mark Wieland, (6) Teddy Bower, (7) Derek Rowley (CSA Scholar Athlete), (8) Paul Lee, (10) John Han

Graduated/Non-returning players from 2010-2011 Team: (1) Sam Gould, (5) Trent Hazy, and (9) Chang Yea

Additions to the 2011-2012 roster: Wyatt Hong

Team Goals: To try to remain in the C Division

Key Matches: All matches

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