Middletown, CT — Wesleyan was one of the biggest surprises of the 2012-2013 Men’s National Team Championships. Seeded twenty-second coming into the tournament, the Cardinals pulled out two thrilling 5-4 upsets to reach the C Division finals, where they lost 2-7 to Middlebury. If Wes reaches the final again, it won’t be a surprise. The entire starting line-up from last year returns, and a number of new players will be joining the team. Alex Nunez will be back from study abroad, and Alex Bakes comes to Wesleyan as a transfer from NYU. Six first-year players come to the program with prep squash experience. They are Chris Hart (Brunswick School), Nate Johnson (Poly Prep), Alex Kamisher (St Luke’s, CT), Grant Lounsbury (Gilman School), Zach Roach (St Andrew’s, DE), and David Sneed (Germantown Friends School), who will join his older brother Daniel on the team. With so many newcomers, Wesleyan could be a potent force for years to come.
2012-2013 SEASON RECAP
Season Record: 15-8
Final Ranking: 18
Team Championships: 2nd in the Summers Cup
2013-2014 SEASON PREVIEW
Program Status: Varsity
Head Coach: Shona Kerr
Returning Players from Team Championships: 1. John Steele (2014 – Scholar Athlete;First Team All-NESCAC; NESCAC All-Academic; NESCAC All-Sportsmanship Team); 2. Guy Davidson (2016 – Second Team All-NESCAC); 3. Michael Delalio (2015); 4. Daniel Sneed (2015 – NESCAC All-Academic); 5. Alexander Nassikas (2014 – Scholar Athlete; NESCAC All-Academic); 6. Ethan Moritz (2014 – Scholar Athlete; NESCAC All-Academic); 7. Jeffrey Berman (2014 – Scholar Athlete; NESCAC All-Academic); 8. Blair Corbin (2015); 9. Raheem Logan (2016); 10. Jason Brandner (2016); 11. Cameron Rahbar (2015)
Graduated/Non-Returning Players from 2012-2013 Team Championships: None
Additions to the 2013-2014 Roster: Alex Bakes (NYU transfer); Chris Hart (Brunswick School); Nate Johnson (Poly Prep); Alex Kamisher (St Luke’s, CT); Grant Lounsbury (Gilman School); Alex Nunez (returning from abroad); Zach Roach (St Andrew’s, DE); and David Sneed (Germantown Friends School)
Captains: Zander Nassikas, Ethan Moritz, and John Steele
To read other team previews, please visit the 2013-2014 College Squash Season Previews page.