By Anne Bello
Published Sep 19, 2013 at 7:00 AM ET; Updated Sep 29, 2013 at 8:07 PM ET

Western Ontario, University ofLondon, 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)

Graduated/Non-Returning Players from 2012-2013 Team Championships: 2. Brian Hong (2013); 4. Yeshale Chetty (2013); 5. Tash Reddy (2013); 7. Remington Hall (2014);

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.