New Haven, CT — The College Squash Association has made an effort to recognize teams that consistently uphold high standards of conscientious, respectful play. Since 1981, the men’s College Squash Association has presented an award for team sportsmanship. This award was renamed in honor of former Williams and Haverford head coach Sean Sloane in 2005.
The 2010 Sloane Award was presented to the Hamilton College Continentals, who are coached by Jamie King. This is the second time in three years Hamilton has won the Sloane Award. When Hamilton won in 2008, King became the first individual to win the Sloane Award as a player and a coach. He played for Sloane at Williams when the Ephs won the 1984 sportsmanship award.
The 2009-2010 Continentals were recognized by their peers for embodying the following ideals of sportsmanship: “a sense of esprit de corps, of sportsmanship, of hard but fair play, of being gracious in victory and defeat, and enjoying the camaraderie and pride of being part of a team.”
Hamilton finished the season ranked 21st in the nation, winning the consolation bracket of the Summers Cup (“C” Division). The Continentals went 11-15 on the season, notching four 5-4 wins along the way, including their final win of the season against Stanford.
The Continentals were led by five seniors: Perrin Van Allen, George Whitely, and tri-captains Brett Morell, Jono Peters, and Mario Magana, who was named to the 2010 NESCAC All-Sportsmanship team. Magana, Morell, and Peters as well as junior James Hogan were all on the Hamilton team that won the Sloane Award in 2008.