By Michael T. Bello
Published Oct 13, 2015 at 7:00 AM ET; Updated Oct 12, 2015 at 5:25 PM ET

Cornell UniversityIthaca, NY — With the loss of only one senior from last year’s Team Championships, Cornell is fielding a young team again this season. In fact, according to head coach Mark Devoy, the Big Red squad is “mainly freshmen and sophomores, so it will be exiting to see how they perform.”  During the offseason, Cornell endowed its squash coaching position. Devoy became the first James Broadhead ’57 Head Coach of Squash. Cornell also added new electronic scoreboards to their home courts. In addition to the eight returning players from last season, Cornell is expecting six freshman to join the squad. The Big Red want to return to a top-10 ranking position this season. To accomplish this goal,  each player will need to step up, especially the top 3, who collectively had an 0.4259 win percentage last season. If the young Cornell squad flourishes, look for them to surprise many teams in the lower half of the top-10 and to regain a position in the Potter Cup (A Division).

2014-2015 SEASON RECAP

Season Record: 9-9

Final Ranking: 11

Team Championships: 3rd in the Hoehn Cup (B Division)

By the Numbers (From US Squash): 5-4 Matches Won: 1 of 3… Top 3 Win %: 0.4259… Middle 3 Win %: 0.537… Lower 3 Win %: 0.537

2015-2016 SEASON PREVIEW

Program Status: Varsity

Head Coach: Mark Devoy

Returning Players from Team Championships: 2. Sebastian Obieta-Chichizola (2018); 3. Harry Freeman (2017); 4. Gustav Runersjo (2016 – CSA Scholar Athlete); 5. Jordan Brail (2018); 6. Graham Dietz (2016); 7. Andrew Stone (2018); 8. Kevin Flannery (2017); 9. Augie Jones (2017); 10. Abhijit Malik (2016); 11. Ian Rothweiler (2018)

Graduated/Non-Returning Players from 2014-2015 Team Championships: 1. Aditya Jagtap (2015 – CSA First Team All-American, Academic All-Ivy, All-Ivy League Team)

Additions to the 2015-2016 Roster: Ben Francis, Nik Gilevskiy, Perry Hanson, Alex Jung, Andy Muran, and Kenan Ong

Captains: Graham Dietz, Gustav Runersjo, and Kevin Flannery

Team Goals: Move up the rankings.

Key Matches: All matches

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