By Anne Bello
Published Oct 5, 2013 at 7:00 AM ET; Updated Sep 29, 2013 at 7:54 PM ET

Bryant University Smithfield, RI — With the full line-up from last season returning, the Bryant Bulldogs have good reason to be optimistic about the coming year. According to co-captain Nicholas Brewer, the team’s goal is to win “the Serues Division since we didn’t graduate anyone and have added another good player to our lineup.” That good player is Chase Ruben, who is expected to play in the top three. In preparation for their F Division campaign, the Bulldogs have signed on to the Navy Round Robin, which will increase the number of matches they will play during the season. As Brewer explains, there are two other key matches on their schedule: Boston University and Bard. “BU moved up a lot last season and our match against them will indicate how much we have improved ourselves.It will also give us an idea for how much we can move up in the rankings by how we play against them,” he explains. Though Bard has been ranked below the Bulldogs, the squad recognizes that they need to hold off the Raptors to maintain their ranking. “We are getting better every year and the only place we are moving in the rankings is up,” says Brewer.

2012-2013 SEASON RECAP

Season Record: 6-9

Final Ranking: 47

Team Championships: 7th in the Serues Cup

2013-2014 SEASON PREVIEW

Program Status: Club

Head Coach: John Wilson

Returning Players from Team Championships: 1. Harry Waterton (2015); 2. Nicholas Brewer (2014); 3. Dana Parziale (2014); 4. Philip Carr (2015); 5. Akshay Poonia (2014); 6. Dmytro Bashchynskyy (2014);  8. Munir Serin (2016); 10. Joshua Rubinstein (2015); 11. Abdullah Al Abdul Mohsen (2015)

Graduated/Non-Returning Players from 2012-2013 Team Championships: 7. Marco Santacruz (2015); 9. Ramon Nahous (2015)

Additions to the 2013-2014 Roster:

  • Expected to play in the top 3: Chase Ruben

Captains: Nicholas Brewer and Harry Waterton

Team Goals: Win the Serues Cup

Key Matches: Boston University and Bard

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