By Anne Bello
Published Oct 11, 2013 at 12:00 PM ET; Updated Oct 5, 2013 at 8:40 PM ET

Illinois Springfield, University of Springfield, IL — For the University of Illinois Springfield, making it to the Men’s National Team Championships would be an accomplishment in itself. Last year the team went 2 and 13 on the season and finished 9th in the Hawthorn Cup. “Our team goals are to compete at the national tournament and have fun while doing so,” explains Scott Warden, who will co-captain the team with Jon Cunningham. “Our main team goal would be to have fun.” The players on the UIS squad are looking forward to competing against larger schools and traveling to Boston for the 2014 Men’s National Team Championships. Five players who competed at last year’s national tournament will be back, and they are looking for more players to join them. “We are looking to expand the squash team at this school so all are welcome to come by and try it out,” Warden tells prospective UIS squashers.

2012-2013 SEASON RECAP

Season Record: 2-13

Final Ranking: 57

Team Championships: 9th in the Hawthorn Cup

2013-2014 SEASON PREVIEW

Program Status: Emerging Club

Head Coach: Cynthia Thompson

Returning Players from Team Championships: 2. Jamaal Hollins (2014); 7. Jon Cunningham (2016); 8. Scott Warden (2015); 9. Dan Mazzuca (2016); 10. Cory Willhite (2015)

Graduated/Non-Returning Players from 2012-2013 Team Championships: 1. John Tienken (2013); 3. Charlie Dobson (2013); 4. Ryan Bouray (2013); 5. Josh Eastby (2013); 6. Justin Keenan (2013)

Captains: Scott Warden and Jon Cunningham

Team Goals: Compete at Nationals and have fun

Key Matches: All matches

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