By Michael T. Bello
Published Oct 14, 2016 at 7:00 AM ET; Updated Oct 10, 2016 at 7:46 PM ET

Princeton University Princeton, NJ — Princeton is a young team. In fact, of the seven starters returning from the 2016 Men’s College Squash Association National Team Championships, only one player is a senior this season. The young squad will be joined by four freshmen, two of whom represented their countries at this summer’s World Junior Championships.  The experience of last season should benefit the Tigers. If the three regular season 5-4 losses had gone Princeton’s way, they may has snuck back into the Potter Cup. Head coach Sean Wilkinson realizes that all matches this season are important. “The league is amazingly deep, and you can’t count anyone out, or in,” explains Wilkinson. Nevertheless, “Our goal is to win the Ivy League and get back into the Potter Division,” he adds. If the Tigers can capitalize on close matches and avoid injuries that have plagued them the past few seasons, look for Princeton to regain their position in the Potter Cup.

2015-2016 SEASON RECAP

Season Record: 4-13

Final Ranking: 12

Team Championships: 4th in the Hoehn Cup (B Division)

By the Numbers (From US Squash): 5-4 Matches Won: 0 of 4… Top 3 Win%: .235… Middle 3 Win%: .314… Lower 3 Win%: .549…

2016-2017 SEASON PREVIEW

Program Status: Varsity

Head Coach: Sean Wilkinson

Returning Players from Team Championships: 1. Clark Doyle (2019); 2. Spencer Anton (2019); 3. Cody Cortes (2019); 4. Vivek Dinodia (2017); 5. Komron Shayegan (2018); 6. Abhimanyu Shah (2018); 8. William Oon (2019); 10. Benjamin Leizman (2017); 11. Grant Ackerman (2019); Jarryd Osborne (2018);

Graduated/Non-Returning Players from Team Championships: 7. Michael LeBlanc (2016); 9. Samuel Ezratty (2016);

Additions to the 2016-2017 Roster:

  • Gabriel Morgan (Menlo Park, CA – Menlo Park School)
  • Shehab Thabet (Cairo, Egypt – Egypt British International School)
  • Adhitya Raghavan (Chennai, India – Sri Sankara School)
  • Henry Parkhurst (St. Paul’s School)

Captains: Ben Leizman and Abhi Shah

Team Goals: To win the Ivy League and return to the Potter Cup

Key Matches: All matches

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