By Michael T. Bello
Published Oct 17, 2015 at 7:00 AM ET; Updated Oct 11, 2015 at 7:27 PM ET

Colgate UniversityHamilton , NY — Colgate does not have a senior on the 2015 – 2016 squad. The Raiders are expecting the return of their former #2 and three freshmen with prep school squash experience to join the team this season. In addition, the team’s facility has been updated. According to head coach Ben Oliver, “We are motivated! Last season was a rebuilding year, and with the newly renovated courts, several talented new players, and a strong desire to bring home the Sereus Cup, this is a highly motivated team.”  With the renovated courts, Colgate is hosting more home matches. “We are playing many more home matches this season. We hope that less travel will allow us to be better rested and more competitive throughout the entire season,” adds Oliver. If Colgate can stay injury free and build on their learning experiences from last season, look of the Raiders to compete for the Serues Cup this season.

2014-2015 SEASON RECAP

Season Record: 5-6

Final Ranking: 43

Team Championships: 4th in the Serues Cup (F Division)

By the Numbers (From US Squash): 5-4 Matches Won: 1 of 2… Top 3 Win %: 0.4848… Middle 3 Win %: 0.4545… Lower 3 Win %: 0.25

2015-2016 SEASON PREVIEW

Program Status: Club

Head Coach: Ben Oliver

Returning Players from Team Championships: 1. Matt Swain (2017); 2. Jeremy Reikes (2018); 5. Alex Boova (2018); 6. Philip Brauer (2018); 7. Ryan Griffin (2017); 8. Robert Schultz (2018); 10. Brian Challenger (2017)

Graduated/Non-Returning Players from 2014-2015 Team Championships: 3. Jack Eiel (2015); 4. Tom Bartlett (2015); 9. Randall Weber-Levine (2015)

Additions to the 2015-2016 Roster:

  • Expected to play in the top 3: Jeremy Reikes (returning)
  • Expected to play in the middle 3: Oliver Green (St. George’s School) and Ryan Wetsman (Kingswood Oxford)
  • Expected to play in the bottom 3: Daniel Lucas (Riverside Country School)

Captain: Matt Swain

Team Goals: To build on last season’s experience

Key Matches: Boston College and Northwestern

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