By Anne Bello
Published Sep 20, 2012 at 7:00 AM ET; Updated Sep 19, 2012 at 10:04 PM ET

 New London, CT — Connecticut College made waves at the beginning of last season, notching a series of impressive wins. Unfortunately, the Camels weren’t able to sustain their performance, and the back half of the season was more uneven. Will this year’s squad be able to recapture and hold onto the early successes of last year’s? In the Camels’ favor is that fact that only one player from the top nine has graduated, and the 2012-2013 team will have ten additional players to draw on. Six veteran players are returning to the team after time away, and four new players will be joining as well. Of the newcomers, Randy Coplin is a transfer from UMass Amherst, and Santiago Moran (Avon Old Farms), Nico Premutico (St Ann’s, NY), and Brendan McClintick (Mercersburg) are first-year players. Head coach Chris O’Brien anticipates that the season will be full of close matches. “Our conference play should be very exciting,” he predicts.

2011-2012 SEASON RECAP

Season Record: 19-16

Final Ranking: 22

Team Championships: 6th in the Summers Cup (C Division)

2012-2013 SEASON PREVIEW

Program Status: Varsity

Head Coach: Chris O’Brien and Barry Ward

Returning Players from Team Championships: 1. Caleb Garza (1st Team All-NESCAC); 2. Chris King; 3. John Sluder;  5. Hunter Bolling; 6. Brian Mullen; 7. Mike Coscarelli (2nd Team All-NESCAC); 8. Justin Curtis; 9. Asa Welty; 10. Sam Gevirtz (NESCAC All-Academic); 11. Colin Forsyth

Graduated/Non-Returning Players from 2011-2012 Team Championships: 4. Jeremy Wong (NESCAC All-Academic);

Additions to the 2012-2013 Roster:

  • Returning to the team: Ben Thaler, Peter Flynn, Nick Kensey, Woody Cissel, Will Pisano, and Matt Wishnoff
  • Incoming players: Santiago Moran, Nico Premutico, Randy Coplin, and Brendan McClintick

Captains: Caleb Garza and Hunter Bolling

Key Matches: NESCAC opponents

To read other team previews, please visit the 2012-2013 College Squash Season Previews page.