By Michael T. Bello
Published Oct 4, 2014 at 7:00 AM ET; Updated Sep 14, 2014 at 7:17 PM ET

Lehigh UniversityBethlehem, PA — After finishing the 2012 – 2013 season as the runners up in the Serues Cup (F Division), Lehigh moved up to the Chaffee Cup (E Division) last season. According to co-captain Tyler Sloan, the Mountain Hawks’ goal for the upcoming season is “to continue to climb in the rankings as we build on our success from last season. We are excited to return most of our lineup and feel that we have a strong foundation in place for our team.” The team is hoping to publicize and teach the game of squash to those interested on the Lehigh campus. The team is eyeing matches against Haverford and Boston College, teams that finished higher than the Mountain Hawks last season. Sloan states that these matches “will be key for us as we assess where we stand before Nationals.” With only losing 2 players from last season’s Team Championship starting lineup, the team is poised to build on last season’s success.

2013-2014 SEASON RECAP

Season Record: 9-8

Final Ranking: 38

Team Championships: 7th in the Chaffee Cup

By the Numbers (From US Squash): 5-4 Matches Won: 3 of 4 … Position with the Most Wins: #5s had 11 Wins

2014-2015 SEASON PREVIEW

Program Status: Emerging Club

Returning Players from Team Championships: 1. Ian Udvarhelyi (2017); 2. Max Liu (2016); 3. Gordie Newell (2017); 5. Nick Bancroft (2017); 7. Tyler Sloan (2015); 8. Daniel Levy (2016); 9. Jeff Schwartz (2016)

Graduated/Non-Returning Players from Team Championships: 4. Brooks Oler (2016); 6. Nigel Corea (2014); 10. Foster Rankin (2014)

Additions to the 2014-2015 Roster:

  • Expected to play in the top 3: Ovie Ojeni, (2018, The Hotchkiss School)
  • Expected to play in the bottom 3: Jack Littlefield (2018, St. Mark’s School) and Eric Chuanroong (2015, St. Mark’s School)

Captains: Tyler Sloan and Max Liu

Team Goals: To continue to climb the rankings

Key Matches: Haverford and Boston College

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