By Anne Bello
Published Oct 12, 2012 at 3:00 PM ET; Updated Oct 5, 2012 at 8:08 PM ET

Providence, RI — There will be lots of new faces in the Brown line-up this season. “We are a young team with four freshmen playing in the top 9,”  explains head coach Stuart le Gassick. The new players are expected to play in the lower two-thirds of the starting line-up. They are Foster Hoff (McDonogh School), John Blasberg (Exeter), Oliver Booth (St. Ann’s), and Michael Snower (Detroit Country Day).  Last season the Bears finished 16th in the nation, though they had a rough go of it at the National Team Championships, winding up 8th in the B Division. The new players will help the team move up into contention for the B Division title. “The team are really looking forward to the season and the ability to work hard, have fun, and get into the top half of the Hoehn Cup in 2013,” says le Gassick. Former Cornell standout Chris Sachvie will be joining the program as assistant coach.

2011-2012 SEASON RECAP

Season Record: 8-11

Final Ranking: 16

Team Championships: 8th in the Hoehn Cup (B Division)

2012-2013 SEASON PREVIEW

Program Status: Varsity

Head Coach: Stuart le Gassick

Returning Players from Team Championships: 2. Blake Reinson; 3. Chris Holter;  5. Eamon O’Connor; 6. Alexander Hsu; 8. Philip Holberton; 9. Charles Lebovitz; 10. Neel Swami; 11. Riyad Seervai

Graduated/Non-Returning Players from 2011-2012 Team Championships: 1. Brad Thompson (CSA Scholar Athlete, Academic All Ivy); 4. William Bryan (CSA Scholar Athlete); 7. John Eric Oberbeck

Additions to the 2012-2013 Roster:

  • Expected to play in the middle 3: Foster Hoff, John Blasberg, and Oliver Booth
  • Expected to play in the bottom 3: Michael Snower

Team Goals: To get into the top half of the Hoehn Cup

Key Matches: Bowdoin, Bates, Amherst, and Williams

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