Middletown, CT — Last season, Wesleyan University captured five of seven 5-4 matches. With six returning players from their Team Championship line-up, that experience and poise will benefit the 2015 – 2016 squad. The team is expecting three first-year students to compete for spots on the ladder. According to head coach Shona Kerr, “If we can stay healthy and compete to our ability, there could be some great wins over top 16 teams for this group.” Tim Bacon, who retired from Smith College at the end of last season, will be joining the Cardinals as an assistant coach. His sports psychology expertise will only strengthen the resolve of the tough squad. In January, Wesleyan hopes to take their ninth straight training and volunteering trip. The squad plans to visit San Diego, where they will train and volunteer at the Access Youth Academy. “This is a sincerely committed, passionate group of young men that are training to be the very best they can be for both themselves and their teammates. We’re striving to be more than a collection of individual players; we’re striving to be a team that will make memorable experiences happen both on and off the court,” states Kerr.
2014-2015 SEASON RECAP
Season Record: 12-9
Final Ranking: 20
Team Championships: 4th in the Summers Cup (C Division)
By the Numbers (From US Squash): 5-4 Matches Won: 5 of 7… Top 3 Win %: 0.5758… Middle 3 Win %: 0.6212… Lower 3 Win %: 0.6061
2015-2016 SEASON PREVIEW
Program Status: Varsity
Head Coach: Shona Kerr
Returning Players from Team Championships: 1. Guy Davidson (2016 – First Team All-NESCAC, DIII Individual Finalist – A Draw); 2. Raheem Logan (2016 – Second Team All-NESCAC); 3. Alexander Kamisher (2017 – NESCAC All-Academic); 4. Christopher Hart (2017 – NESCAC All-Academic); 7. David Sneed (2017 – NESCAC All-Academic); 8. Zach Roach (2017 – NESCAC All-Academic); 9. Grant Lounsbury (2017 – NESCAC All-Academic); 10. Jason Brandner (2016 – CSA Scholar Athlete, NESCAC All-Academic)
Graduated/Non-Returning Players from 2014-2015 Team Championships: 5. Daniel Sneed (2015 – NESCAC All-Academic); 6. Michael Delalio (2016 – NESCAC All-Academic, NESCAC All-Sportsmanship); 11. Blair Corbin (2015); Cameron Rahbar (2016)
Additions to the 2015-2016 Roster:
- Expected to play in the middle 3: Josh Lane (Riverdale Country Day, NY)
- Expected to play in the bottom 3: Yahya Ladiwala (Princeton Day School)
- Other addition: Kevin Le (Preuss School, CA. Access Youth Academy)
Captains: Guy Davidson and Raheem Logan
Team Goals: To build on a returning top 6 players for a veteran season and to build a base at the lower end of the line up for future seasons.
Key Matches: Little Three, NESCAC, and top-20 teams
To read other team previews, please visit the 2015-2016 College Squash Season Previews page.