By Michael T. Bello
Published Oct 18, 2014 at 10:00 PM ET; Updated Oct 17, 2014 at 3:16 PM ET

Vanderbilt UniversityNashville, TN — Vanderbilt played in the inaugural H Division at the 2013 – 2014 Team Championships. The Commodores finished as the runner-up in that division and with a ranking of 57th for the season. This season, Vanderbilt has to replace three graduates. Fortunately, the Commodores have thirteen players interested in joining the team. This includes Matt Robinson, who is returning to the team after taking a year off to pursue his music career. Robinson is expected to play #1 for Vanderbilt. The team is looking forward to matches with Notre Dame and Sewanee. According to co-captain O’Neill Dewey, the team is attempting to “get more matches in against new schools throughout the season.”  Vanderbilt needs to replace its graduates and play additional schools to have the opportunity to win their division at Team Championships.

2013-2014 SEASON RECAP

Season Record: 8-3

Final Ranking: 57

Team Championships: 2nd in the H Division

By the Numbers (From US Squash): 5-4 Matches Won: 1 of 1 … Position with the Most Wins: #3s had 9 Wins

2014-2015 SEASON PREVIEW

Program Status: Emerging Club

Returning Players from Team Championships: 1. Harrison Ebeling (2016); 3. Stephen O’Leary (2015); 4. O’Neill Dewey (2015); 5. Charlie Obrecht (2017); 7. Parker Dixon (2016); 9. Evan Wong (2017)

Graduated/Non-Returning Players from 2012-2013 Team Championships: 2. Sam Bogrov (2014); 6. Matthew Jacobs (2014); 8. Chandler Semjen (2014)

Additions to the 2014-2015 Roster:

  • Expected to play in the top 3: Matt Robinson (returning from a year off)
  • Expected to play in the middle 3: Peter Cozzi; Elliot Meister; David Mcgrath
  • Other Additions: Stuart Huston; James Michaelis; Christopher Acker; Andrew Carlston; Cakir, Ahmet; Stewart Whitman; Juan Hoyos; Patrick Whalen; Austin Taylor

Captains: O’Neill Dewey and Stephen O’Leary

Team Goals: To win our division in Nationals

Key Matches: Sewanee and Notre Dame

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