By Michael T. Bello
Published Oct 6, 2014 at 3:00 PM ET; Updated Sep 21, 2014 at 7:53 PM ET

Dartmouth CollegeHanover, NH — Dartmouth is looking to improve on last season’s ranking of 11th. It has been two years since Dartmouth was ranked in the top 10, but returning is the goal for the season. The Big Green will need to replace 2014 graduates Chris Jung and Fletcher Pease, both staples of the squad’s line-up. The team is expecting three freshmen to join the squad, including one who will play in the top 3. “The three young men that will be joining our team have all demonstrated outstanding academic integrity as well as athletic and extracurricular achievements throughout their high school careers. After getting to know them, we have come to believe that they will be an amazing addition not just to the squash program but also to the Dartmouth community,” explains head coach Hansi Wiens. Dartmouth is focused on matches with Bates, Cornell, Navy, Penn, and Princeton. These teams were around Dartmouth in the rankings last season, and this season’s results will be critical to achieving the Big Green’s goal.

2013-2014 SEASON RECAP

Season Record: 6-10

Final Ranking: 11

Team Championships: 3rd in the Hoehn Cup

By the Numbers (From US Squash): 5-4 Matches Won: 2 of 3 … Position with the Most Wins: #9s had 11 Wins

2014-2015 SEASON PREVIEW

Program Status: Varsity

Head Coach: Hansi Wiens

Returning Players from Team Championships: 1. Xander Greer (2016); 2. Nick Harrington (2017); 4. Kyle Martino (2016); 6. Mark Funk (2015); 7. Michael Mistras (2015); 8. James Fisch (2016); 9. Bayard Kuensell (2015); 10. Geordie Henderson (2017); 11. Glen Brickman (2017);

Graduated/Non-Returning Players from Team Championships: 3. Chris Jung (2014); 5. Fletcher Pease (2014 – CSA Scholar Athlete, Academic All-Ivy)

Additions to the 2014-2015 Roster:

  • Expected to play in the top 3: Alvin Heumann (Westminster School, CT)
  • Expected to play in the middle 3 and bottom 3: Brian Giegerich (Springside Chestnut Hill Academy, PA) and Jack Harvey (The Collegiate School, NY)

Team Goals: To be ranked top 10 in the nation

Key Matches: Bates, Cornell, Navy, Penn, and Princeton

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