By Michael T. Bello
Published Oct 25, 2015 at 3:00 PM ET; Updated Oct 24, 2015 at 10:43 PM ET

Southern California, University ofLos Angeles, CA — After not competing in Team Championships last season, USC is in the midst of a rebuilding effort. The Trojans have three returning players but are expecting ten new players this season. According to co-captain Austin Cheng, “After losing most of our lineup last year to graduation, we were expecting this to be a rebuilding year. But due to an influx of extremely talented freshmen and new players joining the team, we’re hoping to perform well at the Minnesota RR, West Coast RR and Nationals. We have a few nationally reputed players joining our ranks and with more depth in the middle and bottom of our lineup, we are confident of doing well this upcoming season. We also have a new coach, Daniel McElvaine, which will help us immensely.” The team is striving to win the Hawthorn Cup (G Division) at this season’s Team Championships.

2014-2015 SEASON RECAP

Season Record: 1-9

Final Ranking: Not Ranked

Team Championships: Did Not Play

By the Numbers (From US Squash): 5-4 Matches Won: 0 of 1… Top 3 Win %: 0.1… Middle 3 Win %: 0.2333… Lower 3 Win %: 0.3333

2015-2016 SEASON PREVIEW

Program Status: Emerging Club

Captains: Austin Cheng and Manhar Bajaj

Team Goals: Win the Hawthorn Cup

Key Matches: Cal Berkeley, Washington, Minnesota

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