courtesy of www.collegesquashassociation.com
HANOVER, N.H. — The Dartmouth men's squash team is getting ready to kick off its 2012-13 season, and changes to Dartmouth's academic calendar mean new opportunities for the Big Green.
"Our fall term starts earlier than usual, and the students will be done with school by the end of November," explains head coach Hansi Wiens. "This means that our break will be longer, we will be able to go on a longer training trip, and we will have more time to get ready for the winter of squash."
The team will face one of its key opponents - Penn - in January, so the extra training will come in handy. The other big match of the season will be Franklin and Marshall, and the Big Green will host the Diplomats during the Fall Classic in early December. F&M finished just behind Dartmouth last season, and B Division champion Penn are keen to move up into the A's, so both matches will have ranking implications.
"We are a tightly knit team, and our players are all great friends off the squash court who spend most of their free time together," says Wiens.
2011-2012 SEASON RECAP
Season Record: 10-8
Final Ranking: 7
Team Championships: 7th in the Potter Cup (A Division)
2012-2013 SEASON PREVIEW
Program Status: Varsity
Head Coach: Hansi Wiens
Returning Players from Team Championships: 1. Chris Hanson (1st Team All-Ivy, 1st Team All-American, CSA Scholar Athlete, Academic All Ivy); 4. Chris Jung; 5. Robbie Maycock (CSA Scholar Athlete); 7. Fletcher Pease; 8. Bayard Kuensell; 9. Alex Kurth; 11. Michael Mistras
Graduated/Non-Returning Players from 2011-2012 Team Championships: 2. Nick Sisodia (1st Team All-Ivy, 2nd Team All-American); 3. Luke Lee (CSA Scholar Athlete); 6. Stephen Wetherill; 10. Brian O'Toole; Jack Barrett; Peter Weinberg
Additions to the 2012-2013 Roster:
- Expected to play in the middle 3: Kyle Martino and Alexander Greer
- Expected to play in the bottom 3: Scott Chapin and James Fisch
Team Goals: To break into the top 6
Key Matches: F&M and Penn