By Anne Bello
Published Oct 22, 2012 at 3:00 PM ET; Updated Oct 27, 2012 at 11:43 AM ET

Boston, MA — Winning the 2012 Hawthorn Cup secured the Boston University Terriers a spot in the top 50. The team is now poised to make a big move up the rankings. Only one player from the top 9 graduated last season, and five of the eight newcomers are expected to play in the starting line-up. The Terriers anticipate that they will carry a roster of 20 players this year, and that depth makes them optimistic about the upcoming season. For the travel squad, the team is upping the number of weekly practices from two to six. The practice squad will also be training more this season, increasing to three training sessions per week. Three Boston-area schools will be key matches on the Terriers’ schedule: Boston College, MIT, and Northeastern. “With a much stronger team with more depth, we should be able to give these three teams a good match,” says team vice-president Chaiyatat Ben Bunjapamai. Wins against these teams could help bring the Terriers closer to their goal of reaching the top 35.

2011-2012 SEASON RECAP

Season Record: 6-9

Final Ranking: 49

Team Championships: 1st in the Hawthorn Cup (G Division)

2012-2013 SEASON PREVIEW

Program Status: Club

Returning Players from Team Championships: 1. Chaiyatat Ben Bunjapamai; 2. Jacob Roscoe; 3. Jack Chambers; 4. David Scott; 5. Lu Quan Tan; 6. Arush Sabherwal; 7.Map Teeravithayapinyo; 8. Nilesh Khaitan;  10. Aahan Sethi 11. Austin Hymes

Graduated/Non-Returning Players from 2011-2012 Team Championships: 9. Dan Gnecco; 11. Austin Hymes; Nicholas Anderson, Michael Kates, Chitwanjot Singh,  John Chisholm

Additions to the 2012-2013 Roster:

  • Expected to play in the middle 3: Asa Tyler and Allan Chen
  • Expected to play in the bottom 3: Paulo DaMaoura, Humzah Mahmood, and Ankit Sinha
  • Other additions: Alex Smith, Chandler Burke, and Chloe Warren

Captains: Jacob Roscoe (president); Chaiyatat Ben Bunjapamai (vice-president)

Team Goals: To break into the Top 35

Key Matches: BC, Northeastern, and MIT

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