By Michael T. Bello
Published Oct 8, 2014 at 3:00 PM ET; Updated Sep 21, 2014 at 7:55 PM ET

Colby CollegeWaterville, ME — After concluding the 2013 – 2014 intercollegiate squash season ranked 23rd and finishing 7th in the Summers Cup (C Division), Colby wants to win the Summers Cup this season. To make that goal a reality, Colby will need solid play from the top and middle of its line-up. Last season, the top three and middle three captured 38% and 33% of their respective matches. The lower three were slightly more successful, wining 47% of matches played. As always, NESCAC matches will dominate the Mules’ schedule, especially meetings with Amherst, Bowdoin, and Wesleyan. Colby lost three players to graduation, but is expecting four additions to their line-up. Head coach Sakhi Khan is optimistic about the season stating, “Watch our rankings rise this year.”

2013-2014 SEASON RECAP

Season Record: 10-14

Final Ranking: 23

Team Championships: 7th in the Summers Cup

By the Numbers (From US Squash): 5-4 Matches Won: 1 of 2 … Position with the Most Wins: #3s, 6s, 7s, and 8s had 12 Wins

2014-2015 SEASON PREVIEW

Program Status: Varsity

Head Coach: Sakhi Khan

Returning Players from Team Championships: 1. CJ Smith (2016 – NESCAC Second Team All-Conference, NESCAC All-Sportsmanship); 2. Patrick McCarthy (2017); 3. Yuga Koda (2016 – NESCAC All-Academic); 4. Hugh Doherty (2017); 7. John Eder (2015); 9. Ben York (2015); 10. Greg Ho (2016); 11. Jyot Arora (2016)

Graduated/Non-Returning Players from Team Championships: 5. Trey Simpson (2014 – NESCAC All-Academic); 6. Will Hochman (2014 – NESCAC All-Academic); 8. Steve Carroll (2014)

Additions to the 2014-2015 Roster:

  • Will McBrian
  • Ben Manser
  • Matt Epstein
  • Andrew Swapp

Captain: Ben York

Team Goals: To win the Summers Cup

Key Matches: Bowdoin, Amherst, Wesleyan, and GWU

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