By Anne Bello
Published Oct 28, 2012 at 12:00 PM ET; Updated Oct 6, 2012 at 8:45 PM ET

Charleston, SC — “We’re a small but ambitious team in it for a love of the game. With the help of a decorated new coach, we intend to become more serious competition and establish a solid foothold in the next division,” says Patrick Hackett of his team, the College of Charleston. The coach in question is Richard Millman, who should be well known to squash fans as a player, coach, and advocate for the game. Charleston plans to move up a division and improve in the national rankings this season, and an increased training schedule should help the team work toward their goals. Sewanee, Vanderbilt, and UVA will be key matches on the Cougars’ schedule. “All three are excellent teams of similar rank and skill to ourselves,” explains Hackett. “Our matches against Sewanee and Vanderbilt last season were close, and allowed players on both sides to showcase their best abilities.” Chris Calligan of Conestoga High School will be joining the team this year and is expected to play number 3 or 4.

2011-2012 SEASON RECAP

Season Record: 7-3

Final Ranking: 50

Team Championships: 2nd in the Hawthorn Cup (G Division)

2012-2013 SEASON PREVIEW

Program Status: Club

Returning Players from Team Championships: 1. Torey Broderson; 2. Evan Casciato; 3. Jamie Utt; 4. Patrick Hackett;  6. Byron Vereschegin; 7. Henry Sherrill; 9. Grace Baena; 10. Ginger Bauer; 11. Reymar Delos-Santos

Graduated/Non-Returning Players from 2011-2012 Team Championships: 5. Peter Corbett; 8. Sam Rahe

Additions to the 2012-2013 Roster:

  • Expected to play number 3 or 4: Chris Calligan

Captains: Torey Broderson and Evan Casciato

Team Goals: To advance in ranking and division

Key Matches: Sewanee, Vanderbilt, and UVA

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