By Anne Bello
Published Oct 3, 2013 at 3:00 PM ET; Updated Oct 3, 2013 at 6:29 PM ET

Colby College Waterville, ME — Colby’s season ended with a 4-5 heartbreaker to Stanford in the 2013 Conroy Cup finals. Seeded first in the D Division, Colby had outlasted Tufts 6-3 in the opening round and nearly swept Georgetown in the semis before meeting their match in Stanford in the finals. But the Mules are looking forward, not back, and this time around they have their sights set on moving up a division and contending for the Summers Cup. The team returns all but two players from last season, including their top five. Three new players will also be joining the team. They are Andrew Beacham, Hugh Doherty, and Patrick McCarthy. During the regular season, matches against other New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) teams will be crucial for helping the Mules move up a division. The top four divisions are growing more and more competitive, and Colby won’t be left behind.

2012-2013 SEASON RECAP

Season Record: 12-15

Final Ranking: 26

Team Championships: 2nd in the Conroy Cup

2013-2014 SEASON PREVIEW

Program Status: Varsity

Head Coach: Sakhi Khan

Returning Players from Team Championships: 1. CJ Smith (2016 – Second Team All-NESCAC; NESCAC All-Sportsmanship); 2. Trey Simpson (2014); 3. Will Hochman (2014 – NESCAC All-Academic); 4. Yuga Koda (2016); 5. Steve Carroll (2014); 7. Darryl Soto (2014); 8. Greg Ho (2016); 10. Jyot Arora (2016); 11. James Grote (2016)

Graduated/Non-Returning Players from 2012-2013 Team Championships: 6. Pete Gabranski (2013); 9. Arjumand Masood (2013 – NESCAC All-Academic)

Additions to the 2013-2014 Roster: Andrew Beacham, Hugh Doherty, and Patrick McCarthy

Captain: Trey Simpson

Team Goals: Win the Summers Cup

Key Matches: NESCAC matches

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