By Michael T. Bello
Published Oct 3, 2015 at 12:00 PM ET; Updated Sep 28, 2015 at 10:00 PM ET

Stanford UniversityPalo Alto, CA — The Stanford senior class would like to bookend their collegiate careers. As first year students, the class of 2016 captured the Conroy Cup, a feat they are aiming for this season. According to head coach Mark Talbott, “We have strong senior leadership this season in Will MacFarlane and Vihan Khanna. With the addition of at least four new freshmen, plus the fact that we only lost one senior last year, we should be significantly improved. We are going to be stronger at the top with added depth this season.” Stanford was in the mix for the Conroy Cup last season, despite injuries. They lost a 4-5 match to Conn College in the semifinals. Talbott explains that Stanford “lost a very close match to Conn last year and look forward to playing them again. We hope to be more competitive also with Hamilton and Hobart. Virginia is also knocking on our door.” Stanford’s home courts were renovated during the fall, which should help the Cardinal with training. Look for Stanford to be in the mix for a Conroy Cup crown.

2014-2015 SEASON RECAP

Season Record: 9-9

Final Ranking: 27

Team Championships: 3rd in the Conroy Cup (D Division)

By the Numbers (From US Squash): 5-4 Matches Won: 3 of 4… Top 3 Win %: 0.4444… Middle 3 Win %: 0.537… Lower 3 Win %: 0.4348

2015-2016 SEASON PREVIEW

Program Status: Club

Head Coach: Mark Talbott

Returning Players from Team Championships: 1. Will Mcfarlane (2016); 2. Parker Odrich (2017); 3. Raghav Mehrotra (2018); 4. Matt Stevens (2016); 6. Sam Premutico (2018); 7. Vihan Khanna (2016); 8. James Stewart (2018); 9. Peter Satterwaite (2017); 10. Rehan Adamjee (2017); 11. Will Sternlicht (2017)

Graduated/Non-Returning Players from 2014-2015 Team Championships: 5. Nick Xu (2015)

Additions to the 2015-2016 Roster:

  • Expected to play in the top 3: Yousef Hindy
  • Expected to play in the middle 3: Matthew Bernstein
  • Expected to play in the bottom 3: Ethan Brown and Joseph Suarez

Captains: Will MacFarlane and Vihan Khanna

Team Goals: To try and win the D Division this year and possibly get into the C Division.

Key Matches: Conn College, Hamilton, and Hobart

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