By Anne Bello
Published Oct 17, 2010 at 7:00 AM ET; Updated Oct 15, 2010 at 8:41 PM ET

Clinton, NY –The five Hamilton seniors on last year’s roster ended their collegiate careers on a high note, winning the Sloane Award for sportsmanship for the second time in three years. The Buff and Blue also won their final two matches at the Men’s National Team Championships, a competitive 6-3 win over Colby and an extremely close 5-4 win over Stanford.

Though the team has lost five players to graduation, only Mario Magana (number 2) and Brett Morrell (number 8) consistently played in the top 9. Jono Peters played number 4 for Hamilton during the 2008-2009 season, but was injured and did not compete last year.

As a result, the top 9 remains largely intact. The team will see the return of Peter Lisle this season; Lisle studied abroad last year and has years of squash experience. Two first-years will also join the team. Prince Mensah, a graduate of the Bronx Center for Science and Mathematics, will mostly likely play somewhere in the middle of the lineup. Pingry’s Martin Bawden, who was ranked 63rd BU19 last season, is expected to contend for a spot near the top of the ladder.

After a program record high finish of 19th in the nation in 2007-2008, the Continentals have dropped back to 21st for the past two seasons. However, they have set a standard for consistent sportsmanship that should guide them during the upcoming season.

2009-2010 SEASON RECAP

Season Record: 9-15
Final Ranking: 21
Team Championships/Conference: 21st Overall/Conference; 5th in Summers Cup (C Division); 8th place at NESCAC championships
Sloane Award winners

2010-2011 SEASON PREVIEW

Program Status: Varsity

Head Coach:
Jamie King

Returning Players from Team Championships: Ronald German (7); Tim Gray (9); James Hogan (1); Harry Keeshan (6); Henry Lee (5); Lyman Munschauer (11); Cooper Veysey (3); Alex Wood (4)

Graduates on Last Season’s Team Championships Roster: Mario Magana (2; 2009-2010 Captain); Brett Morell (8; 2009-2010 Captain); Jono Peters (2009-2010 Captain); Perrin Van Allen (10); George Whitely

Additions to the 2010-2011 Roster:

  • Expected to play in the top 3: Martin Bawden
  • Expected to play in the middle 3: Prince Mensah
  • Expected to play in the bottom 3: Peter Lisle

To read other team previews, please visit the 2010 – 2011 College Squash Preview Page.