By Anne Bello
Published Oct 22, 2011 at 12:00 PM ET; Updated Oct 16, 2011 at 1:59 PM ET

Clinton, NY — With seven new players, the Hamilton ladder will be competitive this year.

The Continentals have lost three players from last season’s top ten, but with the influx of new talent, the team has the potential to be much deeper. Head coach Jamie King reports that he is “excited about the many new players that [we] have this year and the energy that they are bringing to the program and practice.”

Even though the Hamilton roster is growing increasingly competitive, the program still retains a focus on sportsmanship and having a “positive team concept in a very individually focused sport,” as King explains it.

The Continentals will have a change in coaching, as assistant coach Ark Oakes has moved on. Dan Jonas will continue to assist the team.

2010-2011 SEASON RECAP

Season Record: 8-15

Final Ranking: 23

Team Championships: 7th in Summers Cup (C Division)

2011-2012 SEASON PREVIEW

Program Status: Varsity

Head Coach: Jamie King

Returning Players from Team Championships: (1) Martin Bawden (Second Team All-NESCAC), (3) Harry Keeshan (NESCAC All-Sportsmanship Team), (5) Cooper Veysey, (6) Alex Wood (CSA Scholar Athlete, NESCAC All-Academic Team), (7) Ronald German, (8) Tim Gray, (9) Lyman Munschauer, (11) Will Kerr

Graduated/Non-returning players from 2010-2011 Team: (2) James Hogan, (4) Hal Lee (CSA Scholar Athlete, NESCAC All-Academic Team), (10) Mark Clark (NESCAC All-Academic Team)

Additions to the 2011-2012 roster:

  • May play in the upper/middle part of ladder: Peter Harrison, Austin Engros, Edward “Ted” Black, and Richard “Mac” Pivirotto
  • May play near the bottom 3: George “Ted” Nehrbas, Walker Lourie, and Robert Hamill

Team Goals: To play with good sportsmanship, to work hard to improve, to compete to the best of their ability (to reach the top 16), and to have positive team experience on and off the court

Key Matches: NESCAC opponents, Stanford

To read other team previews, please visit the 2011-2012 College Squash Season Previews page.