By Michael T. Bello
Published Oct 30, 2013 at 3:00 PM ET; Updated Oct 6, 2013 at 10:27 AM ET

Richmond Richmond, VA — College squash is taking off in Virginia. Richmond is the second program to emerge in the Old Dominion State.  Jon Patterson explains that the Spiders want to reach the 2014 Men’s National Team Championship as a full nine player team. To help Richmond achieve that goal, they have eight freshman with squash experience joining the team. “We will be a solid team for the next 4 years, and our team will only improve from here,” explains Patterson. Richmond is focused on its match with UVA. Patterson states that “While we are optimistic we can hold our own against UVA, we are certainly the underdogs coming into this match.” To prepare for all of their matches, including the UVA contest, the Spiders will be practicing at the Westwood Country Club with coaching from Stephen O’Dwyer. The 2013 – 2014 season may very well be the launch of the Richmond program and the beginning of a squash rivalry in Virginia.

2012-2013 SEASON RECAP

Season Record: 0-0

Final Ranking: Not Ranked

Team Championships: Did Not Play

2013-2014 SEASON PREVIEW

Program Status: Emerging Club

Team Goals: Enter Nationals as a 9 player team

Key Matches: UVA

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