By Michael T. Bello
Published Oct 18, 2014 at 6:00 PM ET; Updated Oct 4, 2014 at 7:46 PM ET

Colgate UniversityHamilton, NY — With only three players returning from the 2013 – 2014 Team Championships ladder, Colgate will have an uphill battle this season. According to co-captain Matthew Swain, the Raiders “received a plethora of new players and our returning players have all improved greatly.” In fact, Colgate is expecting eight players to join the squad this season. The team is planning to play more regular season matches, which includes traveling to more away matches. This will greatly benefit the Raiders.  Entering his senior campaign, co-captain Jack Eiel will be captaining his third Colgate squash team. According to Swain, “Eiel has been a captain since his sophomore year and has really brought the team together over the years. He has worked endlessly and tirelessly to make our team better. He has been a diplomat and always a scholar. He is also premed and has always bonded the team in the face of adversity.” Colgate will need to come together as a team to break into the top-30.

2013-2014 SEASON RECAP

Season Record: 7-7

Final Ranking: 36

Team Championships: 5th in the Chaffee Cup

By the Numbers (From US Squash): 5-4 Matches Won: 2 of 2 … Position with the Most Wins: #2s had 10 Wins

2014-2015 SEASON PREVIEW

Program Status: Emerging Club

Head Coach: Ben Oliver

Returning Players from Team Championships: 1. Matt Swain (2017); 4. Jack Eiel (2015); 8. Tom Bartlett (2015)

Graduated/Non-Returning Players from Team Championships: 2. Sam Brenman (2014); 3. Nick Housden (2014); 5. Andrew Miron (2014); 6. Rohan Mehta (2014); 7. Mark Bugas (2014); 9. Balin Michael (2014); 10. Matt Bambach (2014)

Additions to the 2014-2015 Roster:

  • Matthew Swain (2017)
  • Jeremy Reikes (2018)
  • Alex Boova (2018)
  • Ryan Geary (2015)
  • Philip Brauer (2018)
  • Ian Bheil (2015)
  • Ryan Griffen (2017)
  • Chase Mathejison (2015)

Captains: Matthew Swain and Jack Eiel

Team Goals: To break into the top 30 teams

Key Matches: Haverford and Northeastern

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