By Michael T. Bello
Published Oct 26, 2014 at 8:00 PM ET; Updated Oct 5, 2014 at 1:18 PM ET

Bucknell UniversityLewisburg, PA — Last season, Bucknell surprised many by finishing the season as the top club team in the nation. This season, Bucknell is looking to repeat that distinction. According to co-captain Henry Gadsden, “Last year we achieved our goal of becoming the #1 club squash team in the nation. We have every intention of repeating that feat this upcoming season. In addition to retaining our #1 club rank, we have set the goal of surpassing more varsity teams in the overall rankings (Hobart, Conn College, etc.). In doing so, we also hope to win the Conroy Cup.” Filling the gaps left by the three graduates from last season’s Team Championships will be six incoming players. “Another one of our main focuses for this season is fitness. We had too many losses last season in 5-game matches simply because our players were burnt out and tired. Those 5-game matches can make or break a season, and we need to win each and every one of them,” adds Gadsden. In addition to better conditioning, Bucknell will need to defeat Conn College and Hobart to have a chance at their goals.

2013-2014 SEASON RECAP

Season Record: 12-4

Final Ranking: 27

Team Championships: 3rd in the Conroy Cup

By the Numbers (From US Squash): 5-4 Matches Won: 1 of 1 … Position with the Most Wins: #3s, 4s, 5s, 6s, and 9s had 12 Wins

2014-2015 SEASON PREVIEW

Program Status: Emerging Club

Returning Players from Team Championships: 1. Hayden Radovich (2015); 3. Michael Gagnier (2016); 4. Henry Gadsden (2015 – Academic Recognition); 5. Tyler Edwards (2016); 6. Nick Desrosier (2017); 7. Gavin McGovern (2015); 10. Spencer Smith (2017); 11. Charles Mueller (2016)

Graduated/Non-Returning Players from Team Championships: 2. Christopher Santoro (2014); 8. Cooper Mead (2014 – Academic Recognition); 9. Christopher Murphy (2014)

Additions to the 2014-2015 Roster:

  • Expected to play in the middle 3: Chris Shea (2018, Episcopal High School)
  • Expected to play in the bottom 3: Malcolm Willis (2015, returning from semester abroad)
  • Other addition: Nathan Marcotte (2018); Eddie Van Dyke (2018); Sam Klaber (2018); Korey Leidheiser (2018)

Captains: Hayden Radovich and Henry Gadsden

Team Goals: To win the Conroy Cup

Key Matches: Stanford, Connecticut College, and Hobart

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