By Anne Bello
Published Oct 9, 2015 at 7:00 AM ET; Updated Oct 6, 2015 at 8:36 PM ET

Tufts University

Medford, MA — Tufts will be young but deep this season. Head coach Joe McManus reports, “Tufts’ men aim to continue their rankings rise this season. The team will welcome six freshmen who all are expected to compete for a roster spot.” McManus describes the team as the deepest it has been in his time with the program. The Jumbos, who finished 28th in the nation last year, will need to draw on that depth early when they open the season against Stanford, a team Tufts has lost to three years in a row. Stanford finished just ahead of the Jumbos last season, and a win over the Cardinal would be a positive first step towards Tufts’ goal of finishing in the top 25. “NESCAC rivals Connecticut College, Colby College, and Hamilton College will also be key opportunities for Tufts to show we are competitive in conference play,” explains McManus.

2014-2015 SEASON RECAP

Season Record: 6-14

Final Ranking: 28

Team Championships: 4th in the Conroy Cup (D Division)

By the Numbers (From US Squash): 5-4 Matches Won: 0 of 2… Top 3 Win %: 0.459… Middle 3 Win %: 0.2333… Lower 3 Win %: 0.2069

2015-2016 SEASON PREVIEW

Program Status: Varsity

Head Coach: Joe McManus

Returning Players from Team Championships: 1. Aditya Advani (2016); 3. Braden Chiulli (2018); 4. Sandeep Rishi (2018); 6. Brandon Weiss (2016); 8. Alexander Goodrich (2018); 9. Owen Elliott (2017 – NESCAC All-Academic); 10. John Patrick (2018); 11. Daniel Fischer (2017)

Graduated/Non-Returning Players from 2014-2015 Team Championships: 2. Zachary Schweitzer (2015); 5. Elliot Kardon (2015 – NESCAC All-Academic, NESCAC All-Sportsmanship); 7. Hugo Meggitt (2016)

Additions to the 2015-2016 Roster:

  • Expected to play in the top 3: Alan Litman (Harriton/Lower Merion) and Cameron Ewan (Packer Collegiate)
  • Expected to play in the middle 3: Imran Trehan (Collegiate) and Aidan Porges (Penn Charter)
  • Expected to play in the bottom 3: Brett Raskopf (Choate) and Matteo Memmo (Taft)

Captains: Aditya Advani

Team Goals: Break into the top-25 nationally ranked team

Key Matches: Colby, Conn College, Hamilton, and Stanford

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