By Anne Bello
Published Oct 16, 2012 at 3:00 PM ET; Updated Oct 5, 2012 at 8:12 PM ET

London, Ontario — The University of Western Ontario did not compete in the 2012 Men’s National Team Championships. This season, they are motivated to return to the A Division. Although last season’s number 1 has graduated, the rest of the starting line-up is back. The returners will be joined by a deep group of newcomers, as well as Yeshale Chetty, who is returning after injury. First-year players Joshua Sekhar and Varun Prakash are expected to play in the top nine, and Matt Sharpe, Krishan Rana, Charlie Gunn, and Chris Hillen will be jostling for position on an increasingly competitive squad. “It has been a good year for recruiting, and competition for the top 10 places is very strong,” reports coach David Morrish. Cornell and Rochester are key matches on the Mustangs’ schedule. “A win over one of these two teams should put us back in the top 8,” Morrish explains.

2011-2012 SEASON RECAP

Season Record: 6-4

Final Ranking: NR

Team Championships: Did not play

2012-2013 SEASON PREVIEW

Program Status: Varsity

Head Coach: David Morrish and Jack Fairs

Returning Players from Last Season: 2. James Van Staveren; 3. Brian Hong; 4. Albert Shoihet; 5. Tash Reddy; 6. Adam Engel; 7. Remington Hall; 8. Andrew Silvestri; 9. Adrian Ostbye; 10. Kale Wilson

Graduated/Non-Returning Players from Last Season: 1. Ryan Herden; Bruce Burrowes

Additions to the 2012-2013 Roster:

  • Expected to play in the middle 3: Yeshale Chetty
  • Expected to play in the bottom 3: Joshua Sekhar and Varun Prakash
  • Expected to play non-varsity: Matt Sharpe, Krishan Rana, Charlie Gunn, and Chris Hillen

Captains: Yeshale Chetty, Brian Hong, Tash Reddy, and Andrew Silvestri

Team Goals: To finish in the top 8

Key Matches: Cornell and Rochester

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