By Michael T. Bello
Published Oct 16, 2014 at 7:00 AM ET; Updated Oct 16, 2014 at 8:11 AM ET

Western Ontario, University ofLondon, ON — After concluding the 2013 – 2014 season with a 9-7 record and a fourth place finish in the Hoehn Cup (B Division) at Team Championships, Western Ontario recognizes that it may have challenges this season. The squad will be without four players from last year’s Team Championships. Head coach Strachan Jarvis, who is replacing Dave Morrish,  states that “2014 – 2015 will be a transition year for UWO after losing four players within the top 9 of the lineup — Albert Shoihet, Adrian Ostbye, Adam Engel and Devin Hinckey. With those departures, Western will lean on a group of players who have made tremendous progress in their respective games over the past 12 months.” The team is focused on matches with Williams, George Washington, Cornell, and Drexel. These squads range from the lower half of last season’s Potter Cup (A Division) through the upper portion of the Summers Cup (C Division). These matches should serve as a barometer to the Mustangs’ strength this season

2013-2014 SEASON RECAP

Season Record: 9-7

Final Ranking: 12

Team Championships: 4th in the Hoehn Cup

By the Numbers (From US Squash): 5-4 Matches Won: 0 of 2 … Position with the Most Wins: #2s had 14 Wins

2014-2015 SEASON PREVIEW

Program Status: Varsity

Head Coach: Strachan Jarvis

Returning Players from Team Championships: 2. James Van Staveren (2015 – CSA Second Team All-American); 5. Kale Wilson (2015);  7. Cory Shannon (2015); 8. Nick Guest (2017); 9. Eric Mercer (2015); 10. Krishan Rana (2016); 11. Matt Sharpe (2016)

Graduated/Non-Returning Players from Team Championships: 1. Albert Shoihet (2014); 3. Adrian Ostbye (2014); 4. Adam Engel (2014); 6. Devin Hinchey (2017)

Additions to the 2014-2015 Roster:

  • Expected to play in the bottom 3: Pierce Masuara (Vancouver BC), Justin Pizale (Toronto ON), Charlie Gunn (Toronto ON)

Captains: Cory Shannon, James Van Stavern, Kale Wilson

Team Goals: To remain near the top of the Hoehn division (Top 12)

Key Matches: Williams College, George Washington, Cornell, and Drexel

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