By Michael T. Bello
Published Sep 26, 2014 at 7:00 AM ET; Updated Sep 14, 2014 at 12:14 PM ET

Haverford CollegeHaverford, PA — Haverford has many roster spots to fill for the upcoming season. The Fords graduated five players from last season’s National Team Championships. Yet the top of last season’s ladder was underclassmen, which according to head coach Niki Clement, “was a great learning experience for those players and presented them with new experiences and more complex play on court. With another season under their belt, one of our team goals will be to use the experience we gained last season to our advantage this season.” Haverford has two recruits coming in, who are expected to fill top-9 ladder positions. Clement adds that “our team consistently brings a hunger to practice and a motivation to improve. I can already tell that the team is fired up for another great season.” The team is adding several new matches to its schedule, including nearby Dickinson College, the newest varsity member of the College Squash Association. With only one senior on this year’s squad, this season may be the beginning of something special for Haverford.

2013-2014 SEASON RECAP

Season Record: 5-14

Final Ranking: 37

Team Championships: 6th in the Chaffee Cup

By the Numbers (From US Squash): Did Not Play Any 5-4 Matches… Position with the Most Wins: #7s had 11 Wins.

2014-2015 SEASON PREVIEW

Program Status: Varsity

Head Coach: Niki Clement

Returning Players from Team Championships: 1. Nate Vestrich-Shade (2016); 2. Aaron Horwitz (2017); 3. Laurenson Ward (2016); 4. Will Greer (2016);  10. Zack Kaden (2015); 11. Chris Hoogstraten (2017)

Graduated/Non-Returning Players from Team Championships: 5. Matt Rohn (2014 – CSA Scholar Athlete); 6. John Cummings (2014); 7. Arman Terzian (2014 – CSA Scholar Athlete); 8. Bret Marlowe (2014 – CSA Scholar Athlete); 9. Jon Nguyen (2015)

Additions to the 2014-2015 Roster:

  • Expected to play in the middle 3: Peter Dudley (St. Anne’s Belfield School)
  • Expected to play in the bottom 3: Alexander Snow (Portledge School)

Captains: Nate Vestrich-Shade and Laurenson Ward

Team Goals: To use the experience we gained last season to our advantage this season.

Key Matches: Tufts, BC, Colgate and Northeastern

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