Charleston, SC — “We have a great group of players who are hungry to take our team to the next level,” says captain Evan Casciato. The Cougars won the 2013 Hawthorn Cup over Cal Berkeley, and with that win in the books, Charleston is looking to move forward and compete in a higher division. “We want to rise in our national ranking this year and in order to do that we need to beat every team we face,” Casciato explains, listing key opponents. “We are going to UVA for a round robin again this year and would really like to take UVA down. Sewanee and Vanderbilt always give us good matches at the Jesters College Squash Tournament in Atlanta. We have played Ithaca a lot throughout the years and they also give us a good match.” Chandler Kurtz (Avon Old Farms) and Oliver Wade (Packer Collegiate) will be joining the team and are expected to play in the middle three.
2012-2013 SEASON RECAP
Season Record: 7-3
Final Ranking: 49
Team Championships: 1st in the Hawthorn Cup
2013-2014 SEASON PREVIEW
Program Status: Emerging Club
Returning Players from Team Championships: 2. Luke Schweitzer (2016); 3. Evan Casciato (2014); 4. Christopher Calligan (2016); 5. Jeffrey Heath (2016); 6. Byron Vereshagin (2014); 7. Reymar Delos Santos (2014); 8. Ginger Bauer (2015); Patrick Hackett (2015)
Graduated/Non-Returning Players from 2012-2013 Team Championships: 1. Torey Broderson (2013)
Additions to the 2013-2014 Roster:
- Expected to play in the middle 3: Chandler Kurtz (Avon Old Farms); Oliver Wade (Packer Collegiate Institute)
Captain: Evan Casciato
Team Goals: To rise in the national rankings and win a higher divisional championship at Nationals.
Key Matches: UVA, Sewanne, Vanderbilt, Johns Hopkins, and Ithaca
To read other team previews, please visit the 2013-2014 College Squash Season Previews page.