By Michael T. Bello
Published Sep 18, 2016 at 7:00 AM ET; Updated Sep 12, 2016 at 8:37 PM ET

Tufts University Medford, MA — Tufts won the Chaffee Cup (E Division) at the 2016 Men’s College Squash Association National Team Championships. The Jumbos are not content with that. They plan to move higher in the rankings. The squad is young. There was not a senior in their starting line-up at Team Championships and according to head coach Joe McManus, “There is not a senior on the roster [this season]. And is this by far the most talented and deepest team I’ve had in my five years at Tufts.” The Jumbos have six freshmen that intend to earn spots in the line-up. McManus adds that “there will be intense competition for playing time. Tufts expects that training intensity to translate into a run at the Conroy Cup at the CSA National Team Tournament.” Tufts is focused on matches with Colby, Conn College, Dickinson, and Hamilton. These matches will be key if the Jumbos intend to move up the rankings. If everything goes according to plan, look for the young Tufts squad to be fighting for the Conroy Cup.

2015-2016 SEASON RECAP

Season Record: 14-9

Final Ranking: 33

Team Championships: 1st in the Chaffee Cup (E Division)

By the Numbers (From US Squash): 5-4 Matches Won: 1 of 4… Top 3 Win%: .565… Middle 3 Win%: .623… Lower 3 Win%: .623…

2016-2017 SEASON PREVIEW

Program Status: Varsity

Head Coach: Joe McManus

Returning Players from Team Championships: 1. Braden Chiulli (2018 – NESCAC All-Academic); 2. Alan Litman (2019); 3. Cameron Ewan (2019); 4. Aidan Porges (2019); 5. Imran Trehan (2019 – NESCAC All-Sportsmanship Team); 6. Brett Raskopf (2019); 7. Sandeep Rishi (2018 – NESCAC All-Academic); 8. Alec Goodrich (2018); 9. Matt Memmo (2019); 10. John Patrick (2018);

Graduated/Non-Returning Players from Team Championships: 11. Danny Fischer (2017);

Additions to the 2016-2017 Roster:

  • Expected to play in the top 3: Raghav Kumar (Crystal Springs Upland School)
  • Expected to play in the middle 3: Connor Wind (Darien High School) and Frankie Yandrisevids (Princeton High School)
  • Expected to play in the bottom 3:
  • Other addition: Amun Sahwarat (Lawrenceville School, Princeton, NJ); Jason Scanlon (Barrington High School, Barrington, RI); and Siddharth Jejurikar (Cincinnati Country Day School, Cincinnati, OH)

Captains: Aidan Porges and Brett Raskopf

Team Goals: To qualify for the Conroy Cup

Key Matches: Hamilton, Connecticut, Colby, and Dickinson

To read other team previews, please visit the 2016-2017 College Squash Season Previews page.