Princeton, NJ — There are big changes for Princeton this year. U.S. SQUASH Hall of Fame coach Bob Callahan has retired after decades at the helm of Princeton squash, and Sean Wilkinson will be in his first season as head coach. There will also be changes among the players. Todd Harrity, who led the Tigers to the 2012 national title during his four years at number 1, has graduated, as did another top five player, Steve Harrington. Three new players will be joining the team: Manik Datta of the Scindia School in Delhi, India; Michael East of the Gilman School in Baltimore; and Ben Leizman of University School in Pepper Pike, Ohio. “I’m excited to welcome all three players to Princeton in the fall,” Wilkinson told GoPrincetonTigers.com. “I believe that they can add depth and quality to an already strong squad. We will have a nice mix of youth and experience, and I’m excited to see what kind of team we can become.” Princeton, who was upset by Harvard in a grueling semifinal at last year’s national championships, will be in the hunt for the Ivy League and national titles again this year.
2012-2013 SEASON RECAP
Season Record: 12-3
Final Ranking: 3
Team Championships: 3rd in the Potter Cup
2013-2014 SEASON PREVIEW
Program Status: Varsity
Head Coach: Sean Wilkinson
Returning Players from Team Championships: 2. Samuel Kang (2015 – First Team All-American; All-Ivy League Team; Academic All-Ivy); 3. Tyler Osborne (2015 – First Team All-American; All-Ivy League Team); 4. Dylan Ward (2014); 6. Taylor Tutrone (2015); 7. Vivek Dinodia (2016 – Molloy Cup Winner; Ivy League Rookie of the Year); 8. David Hoffman (2015); 9. Michael LeBlanc (2016); 10. Ash Egan (2014); 11. Samuel Ezratty (2016)
Graduated/Non-Returning Players from 2012-2013 Team Championships: 1. Todd Harrity (2013 – Skillman Award Winner; First Team All-American; Ivy League Player of the Year; All-Ivy League Team); 5. Stephen Harrington (2013); Chris Greco
Additions to the 2013-2014 Roster: Manik Datta (The Scindia School – Delhi, India); Michael East (The Gilman School – Baltimore, MD); and Ben Leizman (University School – Pepper Pike, OH)
Captains: Tyler Osborne, Dylan Ward, and Ash Egan
Team Goals: To compete for the Ivy League and National Championships.
Key Matches: Cornell, Franklin & Marshall, Harvard, Rochester, Trinity, and Yale.
To read other team previews, please visit the 2013-2014 College Squash Season Previews page.