By Michael T. Bello
Published Oct 20, 2016 at 3:00 PM ET; Updated Oct 10, 2016 at 7:57 PM ET

Fordham University Bronx, NY — Fordham will have to rebuild its roster this season. The Rams are only returning three players from the 2016 Men’s College Squash Association National Team Championships. Last year, Fordham finished the season with a 9 – 9 record and for the second straight season were ranked 39th in the nation. It may be challenging for the Rams to maintain a top-40 ranking position at the end of the 2016 – 2017 season. Their strength last season came from the top-3 ladder positions, two-thirds of whom have graduated. The Rams are planning two Mid Atlantic road trips. In the fall, they will visit the Naval Academy for a round robin, and in late January Fordham will head to Baltimore for another round robin. With roster challenges, don’t be surprised if Fordham needs a late season surge to qualify for the Chaffee Cup (E Division). The Rams may be charging into the Serues Cup (F Division) at this season’s Team Championships.

2015-2016 SEASON RECAP

Season Record: 9-9

Final Ranking: 39

Team Championships: 7th in the Chaffee Cup (E Division)

By the Numbers (From US Squash): 5-4 Matches Won: 2 of 5… Top 3 Win%: .611… Middle 3 Win%: .370… Lower 3 Win%: .519…

2016-2017 SEASON PREVIEW

Program Status: Varsity

Head Coach: Bryan Patterson

Returning Players from Team Championships: 3. Jimmy Shinnick (2017); 4. John Lennon (2018); 5. Sahil Bahri (2018);

Graduated/Non-Returning Players from Team Championships: 1. Kincade Webster (2016 – CSA Scholar Athlete); 2. Jeremie Keller (2016); 6. Matt Crowe (2016); 7. James Van Potts (2016); 8. Robert Levis (2019); 9. Paul Monaghan (2017);

Additions to the 2016-2017 Roster:

  • Bruce Czachor
  • George Mead

Captains: Jimmy Shinnick and John Lennon

Team Goals: To remain in the top 40.

Key Matches: NYU, Denison, and George Washington

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