This upcoming season Andover Boys Squash looks to improve upon on its record from last year and appears to have a good chance as it graduated only one player in the class of 2012.
The team is motivated to have a strong season, especially after ending last year with a win at Interschols in its division. Captain Alex Demeulenaere ’13, who plays in the number one position, will lead the team.
Two new additions to the team this year are Michael Huang ’15 and Jake Rauh ’14, who will play two and nine respectively. With these additions, the team has a strong ladder built for the season with a lot of depth.
Alec Buck ’13, a strong returner for the team, will play at the number three position on the ladder and Kun Woo Kim ’14 will play number four.
“This year our team looks stronger than last year. We only graduated one senior and everyone on the team has practiced over the summer and upped their game to the next level. The team this year is very motivated,” said returner Cam Morose ’13.
The team’s season opener is to be held at home this Friday at 3:15 against Belmont Hill, which is expected to be the most difficult match of the season. Belmont Hill is among the top five squash teams in the country.
“We’re not expecting to win, but trying to settle into the season with this first match and play as best we can,” said Demeulenaere.
Demeulenaere will take on Belmont Hill’s best player, who is also currently ranked as the top junior in the nation.
“This season we’re putting a lot of our efforts on fitness, because to beat a team like Belmont Hill we will need to run every ball down and beat them mentally,” said Demeulenaere.
“Overall, I have high expectations for this season with a very unified and focused team,” Demeulenaere added.