By Michael T. Bello
Published Sep 14, 2014 at 7:00 AM ET; Updated Sep 14, 2014 at 12:10 PM ET

Charleston, College ofCharleston, SC — The College of Charleston is part of a growing number of teams in the southern portion of the United States. The Cougars are seeking to continue developing as a squash team, and hopefully win more matches. On paper, it appears that the strength of the Charleston line-up was at the bottom of ladder last season; however, the Cougars often played matches with or against rosters with less than 9 players. To make an improvement in the rankings, Charleston will need to play with and against teams with 9 players.  The team is looking forward to facing the University of Virginia again this year. According to co-captain Jeff Heath, “We’ve had a lot of fun in the past and we will continue to do so this year, but we will be looking to have a more competitive team as well as a more rigorous schedule as to training and tournaments.” If that happens, look for Charleston to move up the rankings.

2013-2014 SEASON RECAP

Season Record: 9-2

Final Ranking: 43

Team Championships: 4th in the Serues Cup

By the Numbers (From US Squash): 5-4 Matches Won: 1 of 2 … Position with the Most Wins: #3s had 10 Wins

2014-2015 SEASON PREVIEW

Program Status: Emerging Club

Returning Players from Team Championships: 1. Luke Schweitzer (2016); 3. Oliver Wade (2017); 4. Patrick Hackett (2015); 5. Jeff Heath (2016); 6. Chris Calligan (2016); 8. Reynds Ball (2016); 9. Chandler Kurtz (2017); 10. Ginger Bauer (2015)

Graduated/Non-Returning Players from Team Championships: 2. Evan Casciato (2014); 7. Reymar Delos Santos (2014)

Captains: Jeffrey Heath Jr and Patrick Hackett

Team Goals: To continue to develop and grow as a team

Key Match: UVA

To read other team previews, please visit the 2014-2015 College Squash Season Previews page.