By Michael T. Bello
Published Oct 30, 2016 at 2:00 PM ET; Updated Oct 24, 2016 at 10:23 PM ET

Stanford University Palo Alto, CA — A season removed from being the top men’s club team in the nation, Stanford wants to surpass Virginia and regain that title. To do this, Stanford recognizes the need to travel and play teams of a similar caliber. According to head coach Mark Talbott, “Every match we play is important, as our trips and number of matches are limited due to travel distance and budget. Our schedule reflects the teams ranked immediately in front of us as well as the teams ranked closely behind us.” The team showed growth throughout the season last year. The squad lost to MIT twice in the regular season but topped the Engineers in the Conroy Cup (D Division) at the Men’s College Squash Association National Team Championships. Co-captain Parker Odrich is ready for his fourth season in Stanford’s top 3. Talbott relays that Odrich’s “enthusiasm and joy for the sport is evident every day. He leads by example and is always willing to play with anyone and encourage and help the younger players. It is key to any program to have your senior captains set the tone and example in this manner.” Stanford may have challenges regaining the top club team position, but look for them to be up for the quest.

2015-2016 SEASON RECAP

Season Record: 10-9

Final Ranking: 27

Team Championships: 3rd in the Conroy Cup (D Division)

By the Numbers (From US Squash): 5-4 Matches Won: 1 of 3… Top 3 Win%: .456… Middle 3 Win%: .544… Lower 3 Win%: .632…

2016-2017 SEASON PREVIEW

Program Status: Club

Head Coach: Mark Talbott

Returning Players from Team Championships: 1. Yousef Hindy (2019); 3. Parker Odrich (2017); 4. Raghav Mehrotra (2017); 5. Matt Stevens (2017); 6. Matthew Bernstein (2019); 8. Sam Premutico (2018); 9. Juan Sarmiento (2019); 11. Tom Kennedy (2019);

Graduated/Non-Returning Players from Team Championships: 2. Will Mcfarlane (2016); 7. Vihan Khanna (2016); 10. Rehan Adamjee (2016);

Additions to the 2016-2017 Roster:

  • Expected to play in the middle 3: Chris Peisch middle (Brunswich School – Greenwich CT)
  • Expected to play in the bottom 3: Peter Satterthwaite (returning from study abroad)

Captains: Parker Odrich and Matthew Stevens

Team Goals: To win the D division and try to climb the ranks to be eligible for the C division as well as be the highest ranked club team.

Key Matches: All matches

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