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Johns Hopkins: 2012 – 2013 Men’s College Squash Season Preview

By Anne Bello | Published October 8, 2012, 3:00 PM ET | Updated October 5, 2012, 8:23 PM ET

Baltimore, MD — The Blue Jays set ambitious goals last season, and their efforts paid off. “Our team worked hard to move seven places in the rankings in the 2011-2012 season,” says co-captain Peter Wu. Though the Blue Jays are pleased with last season’s success, they aren’t done. “No team will work harder than we will to make it to 25 this season,” Wu vows. The entire starting line-up will be back, and three new players will make the roster even deeper.  Harrison Finkelstein (Horace Mann) is expected to play in the top 3, and Anderson Liu (Tabor) and Stefan Reichenstein (Riverdale) will be competing for spots in the bottom 3. Johns Hopkins will also be working with two new coaches to help them reach their goals. Additionally, the team plans to give back to the community. According to Wu, “This year the team is working to build on our relationship with SquashWise, a local urban enrichment program similar to StreetSquash, City Squash, and Squashbusters. The team really enjoys having the opportunity to work with such motivated kids.”

2011-2012 SEASON RECAP

Season Record: 8-8

Final Ranking: 30

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

2012-2013 SEASON PREVIEW

Program Status: Emerging Club

Returning Players from Team Championships: 1. Michael Hur; 2. Nathan Li; 3. Peter Wu; 4. Yoni Krupski; 5. Yen Theng Tan (CSA Scholar Athlete); 6. Aditya Mithal; 7. Janvier Chalopin; 8. Anthony Carbone; 9. Michael Choi (CSA Scholar Athlete); 10. James Melvin; 11. Wes Bernier

Graduated/Non-Returning Players from 2011-2012 Team Championships: Woo Jin Choi

Additions to the 2012-2013 Roster:

  • Expected to play in the top 3: Harrison Finkelstein
  • Expected to play in the bottom 3: Anderson Liu and Stefan Reichenstein

Captains: Peter Wu and Aditya Mithal

Team Goals: To finish in the top 25 and improve consistency throughout the season

Key Matches: Bucknell, Hobart, and Georgetown

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