By Anne Bello
Published Sep 11, 2013 at 7:00 AM ET; Updated Sep 11, 2013 at 5:37 PM ET

Naval Academy, United States Annapolis, MD — With a new doubles court under construction, the Naval Academy is poised to become a doubles powerhouse. The team of Hunter Beck and Andrew McGuinness reached the men’s doubles final last season, and one of the team’s goals is to win an intercollegiate doubles title. The addition of Allison Murray this year should give the Mids a shot at the mixed doubles crown as well. In team play, the Mids should be in the thick of the competitive B Division. Several new players will have an impact on the order. Reed Whitney is expected to play in the top three, and Randy Beck and Will Walker should play in the bottom three. Senior David Koenig will also be back in the line-up after recovering from an injury. Navy will continue to play more matches than any other team. In November, the team will hit the road for a team trip to San Francisco, where they will open the season against Cal and Stanford. The Mids will also continue their volunteer work with Baltimore’s SquashWise and  Philadelphia’s SquashSmarts.

2012-2013 SEASON RECAP

Season Record: 24-9

Final Ranking: 15

Team Championships: 7th in the Hoehn Cup

2013-2014 SEASON PREVIEW

Program Status: Varsity

Head Coach: Craig Dawson

Returning Players from Team Championships: 1. Andrew McGuinness (2015); 2. Jim Kacergis (2015); 3. Hunter Beck (2014); 5. Colin Barry (2015); 6. Bill Kacergis (2016); 8. Mitch Bottini (2016); 10. John Hsu (2015)

Graduated/Non-Returning Players from 2012-2013 Team Championships: 4. Hunter Bouchard (2013); 7. John Richey (2013); 9. Cotter Walker (2013)

Additions to the 2013-2014 Roster:

  • Expected to play in the top 3: Reed Whitney
  • Expected to play in the middle 3: David Koenig (2014, returning from injury)
  • Expected to play in the bottom 3: Randy Beck and Will Walker
  • Other addition: Allison Murray (mixed doubles)

Captain: Hunter Beck

Team Goals: Move up in the rankings

Key Matches: All of them

To read other team previews, please visit the 2013-2014 College Squash Season Previews page.