By Michael T. Bello
Published Oct 30, 2016 at 7:00 AM ET; Updated Oct 30, 2016 at 11:35 AM ET

Washington, University of Seattle, WA — Washington only lost one player from last season’s Men’s College Squash Association National Team Championships. According to head coach Michael Bishop, “Last year’s team was our most cohesive and balanced team in many years, and this year’s goal is to continue that, to have fun, and hopefully to move up a few spots in the rankings.” The Huskies are adding Kristen Lange, former Penn #1 and recently retired professional, as an on-court coach for the team. In addition, Washington is expanding their schedule. The squad will travel to Minnesota, the Naval Academy, and Stanford for regular season round robin events. One of the team’s tri-captains will be Claudia Regio, a former top junior player. Regio continues Washington’s eight-year streak of having at least one woman in the line-up. Matches with Fordham, Richmond, and Minnesota will be key for the season. If the Washington squad can take advantage of additional matches, look for the Huskies to be knocking on the door of a top-40 finish.

2015-2016 SEASON RECAP

Season Record: 7-7

Final Ranking: 47

Team Championships: 7th in the Serues Cup (F Division)

By the Numbers (From US Squash): 5-4 Matches Won: 0 of 0… Top 3 Win%: .690… Middle 3 Win%: .452… Lower 3 Win%: .429…

2016-2017 SEASON PREVIEW

Program Status: Club

Head Coach: Michael Bishop and Kristen Lange

Returning Players from Team Championships: 1. Raghuvir Reddy (2019); 2. Andres Yepez (2018); 4. Claudia Regio (2017); 5. Malcolm Daigle (2018); 6. Claire Overby (2019); 7. Yunnfeng Steven Shi (2017); 8. Andrew Kim (2018); 9. Aman Bawa (2018);

Graduated/Non-Returning Players from Team Championships: 3. Jai Padmakumar (2016); 10. Ho Bong Chung (2016);

Additions to the 2016-2017 Roster:

  • Expected to play in the top 3: Clarence Ong

Captains: Claudia Regio, Andrew Kim, and Malcolm Daigle

Team Goals: Move up in the rankings

Key Matches: Fordham, Richmond and Minnesota

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