King’s students help lead men's squash team to OUA victory
February 7, 2013
The Mustang’s squash team continued their longstanding winning streak at the OUA championships this past weekend with their 30th consecutive tournament win. The team was able to walk away with a score of 29-1 only dropping one game through all five matches. This victory for the Mustangs marks the 40th win overall for the team, far surpassing any other team in the OUA.
King’s student James Van Staveren gave an outstanding performance at the McMaster-hosted tournament defeating his opponents from McMaster, Toronto, Queens, Brock, and Waterloo in all five matches. Van Staveren was supported by fellow King’s students and teammates Tenna Kljenak, Joshua Sekhar, Albert Shoihet and Andrew Silvestri who contributed to the continued success of the team throughout the season.
Silvestri, who was named as an OUA All Star at the 2012 championship, explains that he most enjoys the competitive individuality of the sport, and that this sense of individual accomplishment ultimately brings the team together. He adds that is has been a greatly rewarding experience to be a part of an internationally recognized team that has had the opportunity to play in both the OUA and the American NCA against Ivy League schools.
“The amount of attention you are given from your coach, the facilities offered and the spirit of players is unmatched,” said Silvestri. “King's has an energy unlike any campus in Canada. It really is a place for you to improve in both education and sport.”