By Michael T. Bello
Published Oct 19, 2015 at 7:00 AM ET; Updated Sep 8, 2015 at 8:29 PM ET

Princeton UniversityPrinceton, NJ — After earning their second straight Hoehn Cup title, Princeton is focused on returning to the Potter Cup this season. With the graduation of four of the Tigers’ top five players, Princeton will need to gel quickly with its newcomers. Last season, the middle of the ladder proved to be the Tigers’ weakness. With five new players joining the squad and two players returning from time away, the Princeton line-up should be deeper, which will allow the ladder to be stronger, especially in the middle. According to head coach Sean Wilkinson, “There are so many good teams now, that every match is important.” Princeton hopes to begin the season stronger than last year, when they lost at Navy on opening weekend. It is safe to say that the Tigers are looking forward to hosting the Midshipmen before Thanksgiving this season. Prior to his collegiate coaching days, Wilkinson coached in Italy, so he is looking forward to October when he will take the Tigers to Italy for a training trip. “We want to work as hard as possible to get in the Potter division at nationals,” adds Wilkinson.

2014-2015 SEASON RECAP

Season Record: 8-8

Final Ranking: 9

Team Championships: 1st in the Hoehn Cup (B Division)

By the Numbers (From US Squash): 5-4 Matches Won: 2 of 4… Top 3 Win %: 0.5686… Middle 3 Win %: 0.36… Lower 3 Win %: 0.48

2015-2016 SEASON PREVIEW

Program Status: Varsity

Head Coach: Sean Wilkinson

Returning Players from Team Championships: 3. Jarryd Osborne (2018); 6. Michael LeBlanc (2016); 7. Abhimanyu Shah (2018); 8. Samuel Ezratty (2016); 9. Benjamin Leizman (2017); 10. Komron Shayegan (2018); 11. Christopher Harwood (2016)

Graduated/Non-Returning Players from 2014-2015 Team Championships: 1. Samuel Kang (2015 – CSA First Team All-American, CSA Scholar Athlete, All-Ivy League Team, Academic All-Ivy, US Squash Mixed Intercollegiate Doubles Champion); 2. Tyler Osborne (2015 – All-Ivy League Team); 4. David Hoffman (2015); 5. Taylor Tutrone (2015)

Additions to the 2015-2016 Roster: William Oon (Singapore), Clark Doyle (Belmont Hill), Spencer Anton (Belmont Hill), Adham El Sherbiny (Egypt), Cody Cortes (Milton), Manik Datta (returning from year off), Vivek Dinodia (returning from year off)

Captains: Chris Harwood, Michael LeBlanc, and Sam Ezratty

Team Goals: Top 8 finish

Key Matches: Every match

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