By Michael T. Bello
Published Oct 27, 2015 at 7:00 AM ET; Updated Nov 9, 2015 at 7:03 PM ET

Dartmouth CollegeHanover, NH — The Big Green want to return to the Potter Cup (A Division) at the 2015 – 2016 Team Championships. Dartmouth surprised many by making it to the finals of the Hoehn Cup (B Division) at last season’s Team Championships. The Big Green are hoping to carry that momentum into this season. The team graduated two players from last season’s starting nine. However, they are expecting three first-year players, and their former #1 is returning from injury. To further the development of the squad, Dartmouth is planning a December training trip. In addition, former Skillman Award winner Chris Hanson will be joining his former team as a part-time assistant coach. Captaining the Big Green will be James Fisch. According to assistant coach Theo Woodward, “James’ squash level has increased dramatically. This season is likely to be a huge year for James with a strong trend of continued improvement.” Dartmouth will need to build on last season’s experience in 5-4 matches, 3-0, and increase the win percentage of it top 3 players to move back into the Potter Cup.

2014-2015 SEASON RECAP

Season Record: 8-8

Final Ranking: 10

Team Championships: 2nd in the Hoehn Cup (B Division)

By the Numbers (From US Squash): 5-4 Matches Won: 3 of 3… Top 3 Win %: 0.3542… Middle 3 Win %: 0.5208… Lower 3 Win %: 0.5833

2015-2016 SEASON PREVIEW

Program Status: Varsity

Head Coach: Hansi Wiens

Returning Players from Team Championships: 1. Alvin Heumann (2018); 2. Xander Greer (2016); 3. Kyle Martino (2016 – Academic All-Ivy); 5. James Fisch (2016); 7. Glen Brickman (2017); 8. Brian Giegerich (2018); 9. Jack Harvey (2018); Drew Field (2017)

Graduated/Non-Returning Players from 2014-2015 Team Championships: 4. Mark Funk (2015); 6. Michael Mistras (2015); 11. Bayard Kuensell (2015); 12. Josh Renaud (2017). 13. Geordie Henderson (2017); 14.

Additions to the 2015-2016 Roster: Nicholas Harrington (2017), Carson Spahr (2019), Matt Giegerich (2019), and  Sam Epley (2019)

Captain: James Fisch

Team Goals: To return to the Potter Cup

Key Matches: Cornell, F&M, Penn, Princeton, and Yale

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