Senior Bryan Koh and the Crimson look to bring the Potter Cup back to Cambridge after last winning the national championship in 2014 (Gil Talbot).
No. 5 Harvard vs. No. 8 Dartmouth
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The No. 5 men's squash team opens its 2016-17 campaign with an Ivy League matchup against No. 8 Dartmouth in Cambridge at 4 p.m. on Wednesday.
Harvard enters the season as the No. 5 team in the nation according to the Dunlop 2016-17 Men's College Squash Association Preseason Rankings.
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Harvard looks to bounce back from a season in which it posted a losing record (6-7, 5-2 Ivy) for the first time since the 1946-47 campaign. The Crimson last won the Potter Cup in 2014, its first national title since winning five in a row from 1994-98.
Senior Bryan Koh and Devin McLaughlin return as the captains after each served as a co-captain during their junior season. Both were named CSA Scholar-Athletes, while Koh was also selected to the CSA All-America second team.
Harvard welcomes back 13 players from a year ago, including five members of the class of 2017. Juniors David Ryan and Bradley Smith, as well as Koh, were named to the All-Ivy team last season.
The Crimson adds four incoming freshmen to their roster for the upcoming season. Saadeldin Abouaish, Timothy Brownell, Sean Hughes and Theodore Mendez will join Harvard for the 2016-17 campaign.
Scouting No. 8 Dartmouth
The Big Green is off to a 2-2 start this season. Dartmouth opened with matches against No. 3 Rochester and No. 1 Trinity, falling 9-0 to both schools. The Big Green rebounded with decisive victories over No. 13 Franklin & Marshall and No. 14 Navy in its last time out. Dartmouth is led by senior captains Nick Harrington and Glen Brickman.
The Crimson will return to the courts on Friday, January 13 when it takes on Drexel at 2 p.m. in a road contest.
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