PHILADELPHIA – The University of Pennsylvania’s head coach of men’s squash, Gilly Lane, has announced senior B.G. Lemmon as the team’s captain for the 2016-17 season.
“We are really excited to have B.G. lead our team this year,” said Lane. “He has been a starter the past three seasons during one of the most successful eras in Penn squash history. He is an individual who not only leads by example on the court, but in the classroom as well. He represents the ideal qualities of a student-athlete wearing the Red and Blue.”
Lemmon is coming off a career year in the Red and Blue, as he broke Penn’s single-season wins mark (18). The Pennsylvania native put together a regular season record of 15-2, including a 6-1 mark in the Ivy League. Lemmon helped the Quakers to a berth into the Potter Cup, and their highest finish to a season since 2007 (5th in the country). Lemmon’s Ivy wins came against Harvard, Dartmouth, Princeton, Brown, Yale, and Columbia. In addition, he went 3-0 at the Potter Cup, snagging wins over Rochester, Columbia, and Harvard.
Lemmon has been a three-year starter for the Red and Blue, entering his senior season with 32 career wins.
Lemmon and the rest of the Quakers will begin their new campaign with the Ivy Scrimmages on Nov. 12-13.