Men’s Squash Kicks Off Season Hosting Northeastern

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.– The preseason No. 2 Harvard men's squash team will begin its season at home against Northeastern at 6:00 p.m. at the Murr Center courts and broadcast on ESPN+.

How to Follow:

Broadcast: ESPN+

Twitter: @HarvardSquash

What to Know:

  • The Crimson return to action for the first time after a strong 13-3 effort, including a 6-1 record in conference a year ago. The team comes off a second-place finish in the Potter Cup last season. 
  • The men earned the No. 2 ranking in the College Squash Association's 2018-19 Preseason Rankings, trailing just Trinity College.  
  • The team returns five athletes that participated in the CSA Individual National Championships, including juniors Saadeldin Abouaish, Timothy Brownell and sophomore Julien Gossett. 
  • The team features a strong senior class which includes Rana Bansal, Alexi Gosset, Varoun Gulati, Theodore Mendez and Stephen Monrad.
  • The Crimson also welcome three newcomers to the roster, Victor Crouin, George Crowne and Marwan Tarek
  • This is only the second meeting with Northeastern with the first coming on Dec. 4, 2011, at MIT. The Crimson swept the Huskies, 9-0. 
  • This is the first time in program history that a match will be broadcast on the ESPN+ platform.

At the Helm:
Gregory Lee '87 and Russell Ball '88 Endowed Coach for Harvard University Mike Way enters his ninth season as the leader of the Crimson. Way surpassed the 100-win mark last season and sports an impressive overall record of 102-29 including one four Ivy titles, one Potter Cup and three individual national championships under his regime. 

Up Next:
The team will have two weeks off before returning to the Murr Center Courts to take on Tufts at 6:00 p.m.