By Anne Bello
Published Sep 26, 2012 at 7:00 AM ET; Updated Sep 8, 2012 at 8:13 PM ET

Middletown, CT — At the 2012 NESCAC championships, Wesleyan revenged two close losses from earlier in the season to finish sixth in the tournament. A 4-5 loss to Hamilton became a 6-3 win for the Cardinals; a 4-5 loss to Bowdoin turned into a 5-4 win. Wes seemed to be on the rise and entered the Men’s National Team Championships seeded third in the C Division.  However, back-to-back losses on the first two days of the tournament bumped the Cardinals down into the bottom of the consolation bracket, where they closed out the season with a 7-2 over Stanford. This season, the Cardinals have the opportunity to recapture the promise they showed early last February. The entire top 10 from last season will be back, and four new players (Guy Davidson, Raheem Logan, Jason Brandner, and Johnny Bebbington) will join the roster. “The team continually evolves and develops and with a maturing squad this is an exciting time for the Wesleyan men’s team,” head coach Shona Kerr says. “Fulfilling individual potential, helping others achieve their potential, and exuding excellence are at the core of what we do and represent.”

2011-2012 SEASON RECAP

Season Record: 14-13

Final Ranking: 23

Team Championships: 7th in the Summers Cup (C Division)

2012-2013 SEASON PREVIEW

Program Status: Varsity

Head Coach: Shona Kerr

Returning Players from Team Championships: 1. John Steele (1st Team All-NESCAC, NESCAC All-Academic); 2. Daniel Sneed; 3. Mike Delalio; 4. Zander Nassikas (NESCAC All-Academic); 5. Jeffrey Berman (NESCAC All-Academic); 6. Alex Nuñez; 7. Ethan Moritz (NESCAC All-Academic); 8. Luke Wherry; 9. Blair Corbin; 10. Cam Rahbar; 11.Keitaro Sagawa

Graduated/Non-Returning Players from 2011-2012 Team Championships: 11.Keitaro Sagawa; Blake Rosenbaum

Additions to the 2012-2013 Roster: Guy Davidson, Raheem Logan, Jason Brandner, and Johnny Bebbington

Captains: Ethan Moritz and Zander Nassikas

Team Goals: To win the C Division or move into the B Division

Key Matches: All NESCAC opponents and teams ranked 15-24

To read other team previews, please visit the 2012-2013 College Squash Season Previews page.