HANOVER, N.H. – Dartmouth men’s squash head coach Hansi Wiens will add four players to his roster for the upcoming 2016-17 season.
“We are very excited to start working with the class of 2020 and look forward to seeing the impact these young men and women will have on Big Green Squash,” Wiens said. “Not only do they bring a high level of squash and athleticism to our program but also passion and dedication to the sport, strong work ethic, commitment to their community, sportsmanship and positive attitude.”
Brandon De Otaduy Nam – Queretaro, Mexico / The Lawrenceville School
Nam comes to Hanover after attending The Lawrenceville School in Lawrenceville N.J. where he won the Philadelphia Cricket Club and Fall Foliage Tournaments. Nam also went undefeated in his first appearance at the MAPL Tournament, earning First Team All-MAPL honors.
“Brendan has an amazing shot selection and is a very creative player,” Wiens said. “We are excited to welcome Dartmouth's first player from Mexico and look forward to adding his experience and outlook on squash to the team.”
Andrew Monroe – New Canaan, Conn. / Brunswick School
Monroe hails from New Canaan, Conn. where he established himself as a competitive player winning the New England Interscholastic Squash Association Class A Championship in his junior season. Monroe was also ranked in the top 20 in the nation his junior year.
“Drew's squash improved immensely over the past year and he continues on this upward trajectory when joining our team this Fall,” Wiens said. “He is a well-rounded athlete and will add a great positive attitude and work ethic to the team.”
Leyton Johnston – Buffalo, N.Y. / Nichols School
Johnston, a three-year captain led his team to three Western New York High School Squash championships. During his senior year, Johnston was named the WNY PrepTalk Player of the Year and team MVP.
“Leyton has a strong attacking game and takes advantages of his opponents' weaknesses by pressuring them with his short and volley game,” Wiens said. “He has a strong potential and will benefit by being exposed to different players on the Dartmouth squad and in college squash.”
Sean Han Oen – Princeton Junction, N.J. / The Hun School of Princeton
Oen, a four-time U.S. Squash Scholar Athlete, comes to Dartmouth after finding success in doubles play. He is a five-time U.S. Junior Squash National Doubles Champion and finished in the top 16 out of 128 competitors at the U.S. Junior Open.
“Sean has a very solid tactical foundation to his game,” Wiens said. “He truly bleeds green even before having started at Dartmouth and has spent many summers in Hanover, playing squash and enjoying the Upper Valley.”