London, ON — After an 8-1 win in the first round of last season’s Men’s National Team Championships, the Mustangs of Western Ontario hit a speed bump in the B Division semifinals. Dartmouth, the top seed in the division, nearly held off the fifth-seeded Mustangs, who advanced to the finals with a 5-4 win. They took the division title with a 7-2 win over Williams, finishing ninth overall. This year, the Mustangs are aiming for the top ten again, but they have their sights on the A Division. “Top 8 would be amazing,” says head coach Dave Morrish. Western Ontario has scheduled matches that will help put them in position to compete for a coveted berth in the Pool Trophy competition. They will be taking on Williams and Dartmouth as well as F&M, Cornell, and Rochester. Three new players will be joining the team, and Albert Shoihet, who will co-captain the team with Adrian Ostbye, was a runner up in the World Maccabiah Games this summer. “The players are more committed than ever and raring to go!” says Morrish.
2012-2013 SEASON RECAP
Season Record: 9-4
Final Ranking: 9
Team Championships: 1st in the Hoehn Cup
2013-2014 SEASON PREVIEW
Program Status: Varsity
Head Coach: Dave Morrish
Returning Players from Team Championships: 1. Albert Shoihet (2014); 3. James Vanstaveren (2015); 6. Adrian Ostbye (2014); 8. Adan Engel (2014); 9. Kale Wilson (2015); 10. Cory Shannon (2014); 11. Krishan Rana (2015)
Additions to the 2013-2014 Roster:
- Expected to play in the middle 3: Devin Hinchey
- Expected to play in the bottom 3: Nick Guest and Kristian Jeffrey
Captains: Adrian Ostbye and Albert Shoihet
Team Goals: Top 10 finish
Key Matches: Cornell, Dartmouth, F&M, Rochester, and Williams
To read other team previews, please visit the 2013-2014 College Squash Season Previews page.