By Michael T. Bello
Published Sep 24, 2015 at 3:00 PM ET; Updated Sep 20, 2015 at 7:45 PM ET

Fordham UniversityBronx, NY — After finishing the 2013 – 2014 season ranked 52nd in the nation, Fordham surprised many by moving up to 39th at the conclusion of last season. The Rams were spurred on by a solid top 3, who captured over two-thirds of their matches. If the middle and lower thirds of the ladder can improve their winning percentage, Fordham could achieve head coach Bryan Paterson’s goal. “We are on the up and are looking to make it into the top 30,” Patterson explains. The team will be led by co-captains Kincade Webster and Jimmy Shinnick. The Rams will be touring England in early 2016, which should increase the team chemistry and provide valuable training. The Rams are expecting matches with Colgate, Haverford, and NYU to be critical to the season. Hopefully, last season’s upward trajectory will continue for Fordham as they drive for a spot in the Conroy Cup.

2014-2015 SEASON RECAP

Season Record: 11-8

Final Ranking: 39

Team Championships: 7th in the Chaffee Cup (E Division)

By the Numbers (From US Squash): 5-4 Matches Won: 1 of 3… Top 3 Win %: 0.7544… Middle 3 Win %: 0.5263… Lower 3 Win %: 0.4651

2015-2016 SEASON PREVIEW

Program Status: Varsity

Head Coach: Bryan Patterson

Returning Players from Team Championships: 1. Kincade Webster (2016 – CSA Scholar Athlete); 2. Peter Yuen (2017);    6. Alexander Laversa (2017); 7. James Shinnick (2017); 8. John Lennon (2018); 9. Matthew Crowe (2016)

Graduated/Non-Returning Players from 2014-2015 Team Championships: 3. Will Wardrop (2017); 5. Paul Monaghan (2016)

Captains: Kincade Webster and Jimmy Shinnick

Team Goals: To maintain our position in the thirties and if possible make it into the twenties

Key Matches: Haverford, NYU, Colgate

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