By Michael T. Bello
Published Oct 23, 2013 at 3:00 PM ET; Updated Sep 29, 2013 at 8:46 PM ET

Johns Hopkins University Baltimore, MD — Johns Hopkins has made considerable progress in a short time. “The team has been steadily improving over the past four seasons,” says captain Peter Wu. “Our goals for our fifth season are to continue to train hard and work our way back into a top 30 finish this season.” The Blue Jays finished 31st last season, so finishing within the top 30 is an attainable goal, especially since only two players have graduated and three new players are expected to compete in the top nine. Haverford, Hobart, and Virginia will be key matches on the Blue Jays’ schedule as they work toward cracking the top 30. “Everyone on the team is excited about training hard and the prospect of much success in the upcoming season,” says Wu. The Blue Jays are also looking forward to giving back. “The team is very proud to continue our relationship with SquashWise, a youth development program in Baltimore that provides coaching and tutoring to talented and motivated students,” Wu explains. “The players on the JHU squash team always look forward to contributing to SquashWise’s efforts, on and off the court.”

2012-2013 SEASON RECAP

Season Record: 9-8

Final Ranking: 31

Team Championships: 7th in the Conroy Cup

2013-2014 SEASON PREVIEW

Program Status: Emerging Club

Head Coach: Peter Wu

Returning Players from Team Championships: 1. Harrison Finkelstein (2016); 2. Michael Hur (2015); 3. Nathan Li (2014 – Academic Recognition); 4. Peter Wu (2015); 5. Janvier Chalopin (2014); 6. Aditya Mithal (2015); 7. Anderson Liu (2016); 10. Stefan Reichenstein (2016); 11. Michael Cunningham (2015)

Graduated/Non-Returning Players from 2012-2013 Team Championships: 8. Anthony Carbone (2013); 9. James Melvin (2013)

Additions to the 2013-2014 Roster:

  • Expected to play in the middle 3: Yoni Krupski and Noel Swanson
  • Expected to play in the bottom 3: Joshua Goodstein
  • Other addition: Pat Sernyak

Captain: Peter Wu

Team Goals: Top 30 finish

Key Matches: Haverford, Hobart, and Virginia

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