By Michael T. Bello
Published Oct 21, 2015 at 3:00 PM ET; Updated Oct 11, 2015 at 7:37 PM ET

Harvard UniversityCambridge, MA — A season removed from their 31st national team title, Harvard University expects to be back in contention for the Ivy League and national titles in 2015 – 2016. After opening last season with a 1-2 record, the Crimson rebounded and finished the season as the third ranked team in the nation. Harvard only lost a single player to graduation, and they are gaining three players who expect to compete for positions in the lower third of the ladder. According to assistant coach Hameed Ahmed, “We only lost one player in the top 9, and we are gaining a solid a freshman class. So we think we’re a slightly deeper team than last year.” Last season, Harvard was a young squad with four freshmen in the top nine at Team Championships. The experience gained last season should benefit the Crimson this season. Harvard will once again be volunteering with SquashBusters, Boston’s urban squash program. Watch for the Crimson to be in contention once again this season.

2014-2015 SEASON RECAP

Season Record: 10-4

Final Ranking: 3

Team Championships: 3rd in the Potter Cup (A Division)

By the Numbers (From US Squash): 5-4 Matches Won: 1 of 3… Top 3 Win %: 0.5… Middle 3 Win %: 0.8095… Lower 3 Win %: 0.6667

2015-2016 SEASON PREVIEW

Program Status: Varsity

Head Coach: Mike Way

Returning Players from Team Championships: 1. Madhav Dhingra (2018 – All-Ivy League Team); 2. Dylan Murray (2017 – All-Ivy League Team); 3. Bradley Smith (2018 – All-Ivy League Team); 4. David Ryan (2018 – CSA First Team All-American); 5. Bryan Koh (2017); 6. Devin McLaughlin (2017); 8. Matt Roberts (2016); 9. Seif Abou Eleinen (2018); 10. Sam Goldberg (2016); 11. Mandela Patrick (2018)

Graduated/Non-Returning Players from 2014-2015 Team Championships: 7. Tyler Olson (2015)

Additions to the 2015-2016 Roster:

  • Expected to play in the bottom 3: Jack Cooper, Alexi Gosset, and Ethan Shoihet

Captains: Devin McLaughlin and Bryan Koh

Team Goals: Contend for an Ivy League and national titles

Key Matches: Penn, Columbia, Yale, Trinity, Rochester, St. Lawrence

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