Philadelphia, PA — The B Division has become one of the most closely contested divisions in the Men’s College Squash Association, and the Penn men are right in the middle of all the action. They reached the finals of the Hoehn Cup in 2011, won the division in 2012, and narrowly lost to Bates in the consolation semifinals last season. Competition in the division will only grow fiercer in the coming year, as teams like Middlebury, George Washington, and Wesleyan look to crack the top 16. The increasing strength of lower teams will put pressure on Penn and other established B Division teams. Early in the season, Penn will play Drexel, a team on the rise that also has designs on Hoehn Cup play. Penn will have to be sharp throughout the season to hold off these newer squads as well as some of their traditional B Division competitors, like Dartmouth and Williams. The Quakers will return all but their number 1 player from last season, and they will be joined by three new players: Rahil Fazelbhoy, B.G. Lemmon, and Benton Turner. Gilly Lane and Ricky Dodd will also join the program as new assistant coaches.
2012-2013 SEASON RECAP
Season Record: 5-12
Final Ranking: 14
Team Championships: 6th in the Hoehn Cup
2013-2014 SEASON PREVIEW
Program Status: Varsity
Head Coach: Jack Wyant
Returning Players from Team Championships: 2. Derek Chilvers (2014); 3. John Dudzik (2014); 4. Liam Quinn (2016); 5. Augie Frank (2016); 6. Mike Mutscheller (2015); 7. Jack Maine (2015); 8. Tyler Odell (2016); 9. Justin Ang (2014 – Scholar Athlete); 10. Dan Judd (2014 – Scholar Athlete); 11. Bob Greco (2014);
Graduated/Non-Returning Players from 2012-2013 Team Championships: 1. Dan Greenberg (2013 – Scholar Athlete; Academic All-Ivy)
Additions to the 2013-2014 Roster: Rahil Fazelbhoy, B.G. Lemmon, and Benton Turner
Captains: John Dudzik and Jack Maine
Team Goals: Improve national ranking
Key Matches: Ivy League matches
To read other team previews, please visit the 2013-2014 College Squash Season Previews page.