By Michael T. Bello
Published Sep 22, 2015 at 7:00 AM ET; Updated Sep 8, 2015 at 7:52 PM ET

Yale UniversityNew Haven, CT — Last season, injuries hurt the Yale Bulldogs. Two of their top three players were lost for the season. This season, their injured players are back and with only one player lost to graduation, expectations are high. The Bulldogs are expecting three new players in their ladder, including two with international tournament experience. As always, matches with Ivy League opponents, Rochester, St. Lawrence, and Trinity will be key for the Bulldogs. Yale will also continue to work with SquashHaven. The squad has made a positive impact with the non-profit, both on and off the courts. According to Associate Head Coach Pam Saunders, the “Bulldogs are coming out strong with the intention of winning the Ivy League and National Championship titles.” To accomplish these goals, Yale will need to improve on last season’s 1-2 record in 5-4 matches and increase its win percentage for the top-third of the ladder. With injured players returning and experienced newcomers, the Bulldogs’ goal could be in sight.

2014-2015 SEASON RECAP

Season Record: 11-6

Final Ranking: 6

Team Championships: 6th in the Potter Cup (A Division)

By the Numbers (From US Squash): 5-4 Matches Won: 1 of 3… Top 3 Win %: 0.4706… Middle 3 Win %: 0.7451… Lower 3 Win %: 0.6863

2015-2016 SEASON PREVIEW

Program Status: Varsity

Head Coach: David Talbott

Associate Head Coach: Pam Saunders

Returning Players from Team Championships: 1. Sam Fenwick (2016 – All-Ivy League Team, US Squash Mixed Intercollegiate Doubles Finalist); 2. TJ Dembinski (2017); 3. Liam Mc Clintock (2017); 4. Edward Columbia (2018); 5. Max Martin (2019); 6. Thomas Kingshott (2019); 8. Pierson Broadwater (2019); 9. Zac Leman (2016); 10. Arjun Kocchar (2018); 11. Tripp Kaelin (2018)

Graduated/Non-Returning Players from 2014-2015 Team Championships: 7. Joseph Roberts (2015)

Additions to the 2015-2016 Roster:

  • Expected to play in the top 3: Kah Wah Cheong (2016)
  • Expected to play in the middle 3: Jonathan Kovac and Yohan Pandole
  • Expected to play in the bottom 3: Jay Losty

Captains: Sam Fenwick

Team Goals: To win the Ivy League and National Championships

Key Matches: Ivy League matches, Rochester, St. Lawrence, and Trinity

 

To read other team previews, please visit the 2015-2016 College Squash Season Previews page.