By Michael T. Bello
Published Oct 3, 2015 at 7:00 AM ET; Updated Sep 28, 2015 at 10:00 PM ET

Siena CollegeLoudonville, NY — Siena College has big plans for the upcoming college squash season. According to head coach Steve Kuzman, “Siena Squash will be the most active CSA squash club in the country: playing 30 dual matches plus team nationals. We are a well organized, well coached and well financed collegiate squash club that runs a ‘varsity like’ serious, quality and competitive squash team.” The 2014 – 2015 season marked a series of firsts for the Saint Bernards: most wins in a season (5) and first representation at the CSA’s Individual Championships. After finishing last season ranked 56th in the nation, Siena plans to move up at least eight ranking positions this season. With six sophomores and juniors returning, Siena will look to capitalize on last season and the plethora of scheduled matches this season as they prepare for team championships. To accomplish their goal, the team will need to increase their win percentages throughout the lineup and surpass last season’s win total.

2014-2015 SEASON RECAP

Season Record: 5-16

Final Ranking: 56

Team Championships: 8th in the Hawthorn Cup (G Division)

By the Numbers (From US Squash): 5-4 Matches Won: 1 of 1… Top 3 Win %: 0.1613… Middle 3 Win %: 0.2167… Lower 3 Win %: 0.0909

2015-2016 SEASON PREVIEW

Program Status: Club

Head Coach: Steve Kuzman

Returning Players from Team Championships: 1. Faizan Rahmi (2018);  3. Kristian Payne (2016, abroad for the Fall Semester); 4. Edward Stumm (2017); 5. Tucker Tavarone (2017); 6. Shane Linehan (2017);  8. Jack McQuade (2018); 9. Joey Gallager (2018)

 

Graduated/Non-Returning Players from 2014-2015 Team Championships: 2. Jake Hebert (2015); 7. Jacky Cheng (2015);

Additions to the 2015-2016 Roster:

  • Expected to play in the bottom 3: Jimmy Weimer (2019)

Captains: Alex Reed (2016), Eddie Stumm (2017), and Faizan Rahim (2018)

Team Goals: To double our team match victories and improve our national ranking 8
places

Key Matches: Bard, Vassar, Ithaca College, Dickinson, NYU, Swartmore, Fordham and Colgate

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