By Michael T. Bello
Published Oct 2, 2014 at 3:00 PM ET; Updated Sep 21, 2014 at 7:44 PM ET

St. Lawrence UniversityCanton, NY — St. Lawrence has been on a steady rise over the past 10 years. Last season, the Saints finished 5th in the nation, the highest ranking in program history, and they captured the Liberty League title. Led by a talented duo of All-Americans, St. Lawrence also did well at the Individual Championships (Pool Trophy), with Amr Khaled Khalifa finishing as the runner up and Moustafa Bayoumy making it to the semifinals. This season, St. Lawrence hopes to improve, a difficult goal for any team in the Potter Cup (A Division). The team is losing 2 players from its starting 9 at Team Championships, but has 6 incoming players, including 2 freshmen who are expected to play in the top 3.  For the Saints to improve, they need production in the middle of their lineup. Last season, the middle 3 captured 59% of matches, while the bottom 3 and top 3 captured 82% and 80% respectively. The squad will have five seniors, many of whom will fill spots in the middle to bottom of the ladder. Look for them to be motivated and the win percentage of the middle 3 to improve.

2013-2014 SEASON RECAP

Season Record: 13-4

Final Ranking: 5

Team Championships: 5th in the Potter Cup

By the Numbers (From US Squash): 5-4 Matches Won: 3 of 5 … Position with the Most Wins: #1s and 2s had 15 Wins

2014-2015 SEASON PREVIEW

Program Status: Varsity

Head Coach: Chris Abplanalp

Returning Players from Team Championships: 1. Amr Khaled Khalifa (2017 – CSA First Team All-American); 3. Ibrahim Khan (2015); 5. Sebastian Riedelsheimer (2015); 6. Kyle Ogilvy (2015 – Liberty League All-Academic); 7. Anderson Good (2015 – Liberty League All-Academic); 8. Chris Fernandez (2015); 9. Duncan Maxwell (2015); 11. Tim Lasusa (2016)

Graduated/Non-Returning Players from Team Championships: 2. Moustafa Bayoumy (2017 – CSA First Team All-American, out at least the first semester); 4. Vir Seth (2014); 10. Will Campo (2014 – Liberty League All-Academic)

Additions to the 2014-2015 Roster:

  • Expected to play in the top 3: Edgar Zayas and Ahmed Bayoumy
  • Expected to play in the middle 3: Hussein El Rayes
  • Other addition:  Lockie Munro, Thomas Cragg, Jack Wain

Captains: Anderson Good, Duncan Maxwell, and Chris Fernandez

Team Goals: To continue to grow as a program and improve on last year’s ranking and national tournament finish

Key Matches: All matches

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