By Michael T. Bello
Published Oct 19, 2009 at 7:00 AM ET; Updated Nov 29, 2009 at 2:44 PM ET

Bates CollegeLewiston, ME — With a 16-8 record last season, head coach Pat Cosquer’s return to his alma mater could be deemed a success; however, Cosquer and the Bobcats have even higher goals for the upcoming season. From last year’s squad, the team returns most of its top players.  In addition, there are nine players entering Bates that will compete for positions in the ladder.  The mix of returning and new players should help Bates as they pursue their goal of earning a position in the top ten of the College Squash Association’s team rankings.

The upcoming season brings excitement to Lewiston, ME.  The team will debut its new three-wall glass exhibition court, and a training hike is on the agenda as the team prepares for the season. The players are also planning a trip to New York City to watch the Tournament of Champions.

Prior to coaching at Bates, Cosquer worked at StreetSquash in New York City.  So it is no surprise that the men’s and women’s teams serve as tutors and mentors, on and off the squash court, to kids from Somalia and Sudan that reside in Lewiston. Patrick Williams ’11 even ran a 6-week summer squash camp for Somalian and Sudananese kids.

2008-2009 Season Recap

RECORD: 16-8
FINAL RANKING: 11th
NATIONAL TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS: 11th; 3rd in Hoehn Cup (B Division)

2009-2010 Season Preview

2008-2009 Bates Men's Team

2008-2009 Bates Men's Team

Returning Players from Team Championships: Kush Mahan ’10 (1; 1st team All-NESCAC); Will Katz ’11 (2); Jordan Greenburg ’10 (3); Matt Marchisotto ’11 (4); Nick Echeverria ’11 (5); Bobby Burns ’12 (6); Patrick Williams’11; Dae Ro Lee ’11; Doug Compton ’11 (12); Jose Rivera ’11; Jamie Cook’12; and Umar Khan ‘12

Graduating Players from Team Championships: Chip Russell (7); Marc Taggart (8); Charlie Johnson (9); and Deacon Chapin (10).

Additions for the 2009-2010 Roster:

  • Expected to compete for the 7 through 9 ladder positions: Eric Bedell (Loomis Chaffee); RJ Keating (Delbarton); and Nick Kourides (St. Paul’s)
  • Other Additions: Matt Baker-White (Mount Greylock); Connor Bair-Cucchiaro (Brooks); David Born (Westbrook, ME); Walter Cabot (St. Mark’s); William Fearnley (St. Mark’s); and James Mulholland (St. Mark’s)

Captains: Jordan Greenberg’10; William Katz’11; and Kush Mahan’10

Team Goals: To earn a top -10 position in the rankings.

Key Matches: Williams, Franklin & Marshall, Western Ontario, and Dartmouth

To read other team previews, please visit the 2009 – 2010 College Squash Preview Page.