By Anne Bello
Published Oct 18, 2012 at 12:00 PM ET; Updated Oct 6, 2012 at 8:56 PM ET

Waterville, ME — Summers Cup finalists Colby are seeking the title that eluded them last season. The Mules fell 4-5 to GW in the C Division title match last season. The team may have graduated their number 1 player from last season, but don’t expect the name at the top of ladder to change. “CJ Smith ’16 is poised to play #1 for Colby in his first year to keep the family record alive,” reports head coach Sakhi Khan. “Samantha Smith ’10 played four year at #1 for Colby women’s squash. Harry Smith ’12 played four years at #1 for Colby men’s squash.” Yuga Kuda, Greg Ho, and James Grote will join CJ Smith as first-year players on the Mules’ ladder. Bowdoin, Amherst, Wesleyan, Hamilton, and of course George Washington will be key matches along the Mules’ road towards the Summers Cup. Will Sullivan will captain the squad. “Colby Squash is one of the best squash programs around where you’ll have the time of your life getting to the next level,” Khan tells prospective players.

2011-2012 SEASON RECAP

Season Record: 17-16

Final Ranking: 18

Team Championships: 2nd in the Summers Cup (C Division)

2012-2013 SEASON PREVIEW

Program Status: Varsity

Head Coach: Sakhi Khan

Returning Players from Team Championships: 2. Will Sullivan;  4. Trey Simpson (NESCAC All-Academic); 5. Will Hochman (NESCAC All-Academic); 6. Pete Gabranski; 7. Steve Carroll; 8. John Eder; 9. Ben York; 10. Darryl Soto

Graduated/Non-Returning Players from 2011-2012 Team Championships: 1. Harry Smith (1st Team All-NESCAC); 3. Nat Cooper (NESCAC All-Academic); 11. Will Greenberg (NESCAC All-Academic)

Additions to the 2012-2013 Roster: CJ Smith, Yuga Kuda, Greg Ho, and James Grote

Captain: Will Sullivan

Team Goals: To win the Summers Cup

Key Matches: Bowdoin, Amherst, Wesleyan, Hamilton, and George Washington

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