WATERVILLE, Maine -- With three players studying abroad during the first semester, the 20th-ranked Colby College men's squash team will have a nice mix of veterans and newcomers among the top nine players.
"We have a great group of first-year players this year with Will Pepi, Charlie Beauregard, Sam Hitt, and Jason Brodo," Colby head coach Sakhi Khan said. "Our upperclassmen, led by captain Patrick McCarthy, Elliot Gross, Ben Kwass and Hugh Doherty, will strengthen the top of the ladder. Will McBrian will continue to be a formidable number one for us."
McCarthy (pictured, Malvern, Pa.) will start the year at the second spot after going 11-8 at the fifth and sixth positions last year. He has won 33 matches in three years. The leap in positions comes after Colby lost four-time All-NESCAC selection CJ Smith and Yuga Koda to graduation.
Doherty (Brooklyn, N.Y.) and Kwass (Andover, Mass.) also return for Khan. Kwass will start the season at the fourth position after winning six matches at many spots last year. Doherty went 10-10 while mostly playing the seventh position.
Pepi (New York, N.Y.) will begin the season at the sixth spot, Brodo (Penn Valley, Pa.) will go at seven, and Hitt (Milton, Mass.) starts the year at eight. Beauregard (Bloomsfield, Mich.) will battle for a spot in the top nine.