By Anne Bello
Published Oct 16, 2012 at 12:00 PM ET; Updated Oct 6, 2012 at 8:50 PM ET

Bronx, NY — “Interesting season ahead!” promises Fordham head coach Bryan Patterson. The Rams have lost a number of players to graduation, but first-year player Kinkaide Webster is expected to play in the top 3. “We also have ‘found’ some tennis players who have converted to squash who are definitely challenging for [spots on] the team,” Patterson reports. He adds that Vassar will be one of the key matches on the Rams’ schedule: “Vassar are our local rivals and we are always looking to win. However ALL our matches are key matches for us!” Seniors Jack O’Brien, Ethan Brooks, and Alex Williams will lead the team as tri captains, and the whole squad can look forward to a promising future. Patterson is enthusiastic not just about Fordham squash, but about the university as a whole. He tells prospective players, “Fordham is a university that is on the up and has a plan for the next five years. This is a terrific university with a beautiful campus and great academic standards. Come see.”

2011-2012 SEASON RECAP

Season Record: 5-13

Final Ranking: 46

Team Championships: 6th in the Serues Cup (F Division)

2012-2013 SEASON PREVIEW

Program Status: Varsity

Head Coach: Bryan Patterson

Returning Players from Team Championships: 3. Jack O’Brien;  5. Raymond Chen; 6. Alex Williams; 8. Ethan Brooks; 9. Quetzali Torres; 10. Matt Ieraci; 11. Donald Carey

Graduated/Non-Returning Players from 2011-2012 Team Championships:  1. Andrei Kulak; 2. Andrew Grosner; 4. Eli Planger; 7. Chris Souther

Additions to the 2012-2013 Roster:

  • Expected to play in the top 3: Kinkaide Webster

Captains: Jack O’Brien, Ethan Brooks, and Alex Williams

Team Goals: To improve to the 40-45 range in the national rankings

Key Matches: Vassar, every match

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