By Anne Bello
Published Oct 17, 2013 at 3:00 PM ET; Updated Oct 17, 2013 at 4:44 PM ET

Siena College Loudonville, NY — Siena’s goal is to improve ten spots in the rankings. Since they finished 56th last season and competed in the Hawthorn Cup, that would bump them up to the mid-40s and the F Division. Siena has a plan to help bring this goal to fruition. Coach Steve Kuzman is planning an “aggressive, comprehensive dual match schedule of 18 to 20 dual matches accomplished by attending five weekend round robins featuring new trips to the Naval Academy, Boston, and Baltimore.” Out of those matches, Bard, Colgate, Vassar, and Ithaca will be crucial opponents.  “They are similar programs and our closest rivals,” Kuzman explains. Siena is also planning a winter break trip to Florida, and the college has recently added a women’s club squash team, which hopes to begin competing during the 2014-2015 season. Siena has been one of the most well-organized club teams in recent years, and that consistency and organization should serve the program well as they look to expand and improve.

2012-2013 SEASON RECAP

Season Record: 1-13

Final Ranking: 56

Team Championships: 8th in the Hawthorn Cup

2013-2014 SEASON PREVIEW

Program Status: Club

Head Coach: Steve Kuzman

Returning Players from Team Championships: 1. Alex Reed (2016); 2. Matt Eliseo (2014); 3. Jarret Bodo (2014); 4. Sean McKenna (2014); 5. Jake Hebert (2024); 6. Kris Payne (2016); 7. John Schoonmaker (2014); 8. Peter Heffern (2014); 9. Greg Reo (2014); 10. Jacky Cheng (2015); 11. Kevin Schaefer (2014)

Captains: Jacky Cheng and Greg Reo

Team Goals: To improve our end of season ranking ten positions

Key Matches: Bard, Colgate, Ithaca, and Vassar

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