Bard: 2018-2019 Men’s College Squash Season Preview


After accumulating the most wins in a season in program history and collecting their first team victory at the Liberty League Championship, the Bard College Men’s Squash team is making important strides in the development of their program.  Under Coach Craig Thorpe-Clark’s leadership, the team continues to add skilled players who have been gradually boosting their team ranking in recent years.  This season will pose the toughest challenge on their rise in recognition as they lose half of their starting lineup from last year’s CSA Team Championships.  Senior Rhys Nordstrom will provide much needed experience at the top of the ladder, especially with five new players joining the roster for the 2018-2019 season.  Keep an eye on Bard as they continue to learn and grow under Coach Thorpe-Clark’s tutelage.

2017-2018 SEASON RECAP

Season Record:  12-10

Final Ranking:  37

Team Championships Result: 5th in the Chaffee Cup (E Division)


Head Coach:  Craig Thorpe-Clark

Returning Players from Team Championships:

  1. Rhys Nordstrom; 4. Julian Dime; 6. Theo Webb; 7. Artun Ak; 9. Marko Jukic

Graduated/Non-Returning Players from Team Championships:

  1. Ayateru Maeda; 3. Pranjal Ghate; 5. Vikramaditya Joshi; 8. Simon De Bevoise; 10. Hunter Manel

Additions to 2018-2019 Roster:

  • Layl Andary
  • Noah Gichan
  • Gyan Maria
  • Wyatt Reu
  • John Michael Richards

Key Matches:  Vassar, Fordham

To read season previews for other CSA teams, please visit the 2018-2019 College Squash Season Previews page.