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

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In an impressive display of consistency in a growing sport, the Hamilton College Men’s Squash team finished the year ranked 29th for the third consecutive year.  With much of last year’s roster intact again in 2018-2019 – eight of the ten starters including the top 6 players – this could be the year that they break the mold and jump above that 29th spot.  In a development that bodes well for team competition and added depth, the Continentals add five first-years to their roster while only losing two players to graduation. While on-court success is always on the players’ minds, Head Coach Jamie King, a bastion of classic squash values, will consistently remind his players of the importance of sportsmanship, respect for others, and playing within the spirit of the game.  NESCAC foes Conn College and Wesleyan were just behind Hamilton in the rankings last season, so King’s squad will be eager to hold them at bay during their regular season matches.

2017-2018 SEASON RECAP

Season Record:  10-12

Final Ranking:  29

Team Championships Result:  5th in the Conroy Cup (D Division)

2018-2019 SEASON PREVIEW

Head Coach:  Jamie King

Returning Players from Team Championships:

  1. Colin O’Dowd; 2. Callum Sondhi; 3. John Sawyers; 4. Nicholas Conzelman; 5. Tristan Chaix; 6. Atticus Jones; 9. Will Jordan; 10. Jarrod Gerstein

Graduated/Non-Returning Players from Team Championships:

  1. Jonathan Ruth; 8. Ward Urban

Additions to 2018-2019 Roster:

  • Oliver Constable
  • Graham Nielsen
  • Kyle O’Connor
  • Hector Rivera
  • Rufus Somerby

Team Goal:  Play hard within the spirit of the game, displaying the highest degree of sportsmanship: respectful of our opponents/coaches/officials/fans.  Achieve the best individually and collectively that we are capable of.

Key Matches:  Conn College, Stanford, Wesleyan, Hobart

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