By Michael T. Bello
Published Oct 18, 2014 at 10:00 AM ET; Updated Oct 4, 2014 at 7:44 PM ET

Georgetown UniversityWashington, DC — The Georgetown men concluded last season with a fifth place finish in the Conroy Cup (D Division) at Team Championships. Last season, many successful club programs, including Bucknell, Stanford, Virginia, and Johns Hopkins, were in the mix for the title of top club team in the nation and the Conroy Cup. This season, the Hoyas want to surpass Bucknell and Stanford to become the top club. Their quest will be challenging after losing three players to graduation and having two players studying abroad during the fall semester. The team is returning Colton Kempf, the Hoyas’ treasurer. Last season he went 10-0. According to co-captain Nate Reilly, “Georgetown is excited about the addition of four freshmen with the potential to turn into excellent players in the coming years. ” As long as the Hoyas stay organized, meet deadlines, show up for matches, and incorporate their new players into the line-up, they could be in the hunt for the top club position.

2013-2014 SEASON RECAP

Season Record: 8-8

Final Ranking: 29

Team Championships: 5th in the Conroy Cup

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

2014-2015 SEASON PREVIEW

Program Status: Emerging Club

Returning Players from Team Championships: 2. James Calello (2015); 3. James Yacobucci (2015); 4. Nathaniel Reilly (2015);  7. Nicholas Bowe (2017); 8. Gregory ‘Mac’ Williams (2017); 10. William Paolella (2016); 11. Colton Kempf (2015)

Studying Abroad During the Fall: 5. Austen Dixon (2016); Samuel Patterson (2016)

Graduated/Non-Returning Players from Team Championships: 1. Nicholas Kourides (2014); 6. Guillaume Cossard (2014); 9. Kevin Donlin (2014)

Additions to the 2014-2015 Roster:

  • Expected to play in the middle 3: Armaan Arora (St. Paul’s School, NH)
  • Expected to play in the bottom 3: Joe Donohue (Deerfield Academy, MA); Michael Ficca (Gonzaga College High School, MD); David Mascarenhas (Blair Academy, NJ)

Captains: James Yacobucci, Nate Reilly, and James Calello

Team Goals: To be the top club team

Key Matches: Bucknell, Johns Hopkins, UVA

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