Faced with one of the most difficult schedules in recent memory, Franklin & Marshall's 2016-17 men's squash team displayed its resiliency throughout the season to finish with the nation's No. 15 ranking and an 8-13 overall record.
Seven of the Diplomats' matchups came against teams ranked in the top 10 of the nation, including a pair of contests against program's holding the No. 1 ranking at the time of competition. F&M saw its best stretch of play occur from Jan. 10-14 when the Diplomats enjoyed a season-high four-match winning streak.
For the second consecutive year, the Diplomats garnered a spot in the Hoehn Cup (B Division) at the CSA Team Championships, an annual matchup of the nation's No. 9-16 teams. At the tournament, F&M bounced back from tough losses to No. 9 Dartmouth (8-1) and No. 16 Western Ontario (No. 16) with a 5-4 thrilling victory over No. 15 Bates to close out its year on a positive note.
Cole Osborne '17 served as the team's No. 1 player throughout the year, recording an 8-12 record at the top of the lineup. The future looks bright for the Diplomats with freshmen Shams Abbas '20, King Bassett '20, Boden Polikoff '20 and Yannis Senkel '20 all seeing significant time playing throughout the ladder.