By Michael T. Bello
Published Nov 2, 2015 at 3:00 PM ET; Updated Oct 11, 2015 at 7:57 PM ET

Hobart CollegeGeneva, NY — Hobart was a young but significantly improved squad last season. The Statesmen return their starting nine from Team Championships, and their roster will have two first-year players joining the squad. Head coach Tim Riskie states, “To improve in the rankings, we need to beat teams that are ranked ahead of us, and beat teams that are ranked behind us.” With the Liberty League Championship being moved from November to early February, the Statesmen’s key matches will be earlier this season. The sole senior on the team will be Danny Cabrera, who is entering his second season as captain. Cabrera, a Liberty League All-Academic team member, is an academic role model for the team. Riskie wants the entire team to “work daily at being the best team we possibly can be so that we can improve as students and squash players.” Look for Hobart to be fighting for a spot in the Summers Cup this season.

2014-2015 SEASON RECAP

Season Record: 11-11

Final Ranking: 24

Team Championships: 8th in the Summers Cup (C Division)

By the Numbers (From US Squash): 5-4 Matches Won: 1 of 1… Top 3 Win %: 0.3939… Middle 3 Win %: 0.5156… Lower 3 Win %: 0.4194

2015-2016 SEASON PREVIEW

Program Status: Varsity

Head Coach: Tim Riskie

Returning Players from Team Championships: 1. Beau Orchard (2017); 2. Terrance Rose (2017); 3. Felipe Pantle (2017); 4. Jack Shannon (2018); 5. Greg Dolente (2018); 6. Divine Wing (2018); 7. James Pierpont (2018); 8. Danny Cabrera (2016 – Liberty League All-Academic); 9. Krit Pranich (2017)

Graduated/Non-Returning Players from 2014-2015 Team Championships: 10. Scott Marcus (2017);  11. McGee O’Neil (2015)

Additions to the 2015-2016 Roster: Josh Oakley and Ilyas Khan

Captains: Danny Cabrera and Jack Shannon

Team Goals: Everyday improvement as students and squash players

Key Matches: Every match

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