By Anne Bello
Published Oct 22, 2012 at 12:00 PM ET; Updated Oct 6, 2012 at 8:11 PM ET

Brunswick, ME — Bowdoin finished just inside the top 20 last season. The team went 13-14 on the year and came in third in the C Division. They defeated Connecticut College 6-3 in the first round of the Men’s National Team Championships, narrowly lost to eventual division champions George Washington in the semifinals, and rebounded with an 8-1 win over Hamilton to close out the year. The team’s goal for the upcoming season is simple: to improve. Two players from last year’s squad graduated, and three players are joining the team. Matt Cooper of Lower Merion High School is expected to play in the middle 3, and so is Alex Reisley, a graduate of William Penn. Andrew Linn of Belmont Hill will probably compete for a spot in the bottom of the order. Andrew Hilboldt and Stephan Danyluk will serve as the Polar Bears’ co-captains. Head coach Tomas Fortson highlights the team’s cohesion and camaraderie. “We like each other,” he says simply.

2011-2012 SEASON RECAP

Season Record: 13-14

Final Ranking: 19

Team Championships: 3rd in the Summers Cup (C Division)

2012-2013 SEASON PREVIEW

Program Status: Varsity

Head Coach: Tomas Fortson

Returning Players from Team Championships:  2. Stephan Danyluk; 3. Andrew Hilboldt (2nd Team All-NESCAC); 4. Will Fantini; 5. Reid Wilson; 6. Andrew Ward; 7. Will Winmill (NESCAC All-Academic); 9. Max Bearse; 10. Clint Trenkelbach (NESCAC All-Academic); 11. Miko Lim (NESCAC All-Academic)

Graduated/Non-Returning Players from 2011-2012 Team Championships:  1. Barrett Takesian (2nd Team All-NESCAC); 8. Andrew Sprague

Additions to the 2012-2013 Roster:

  • Expected to play in the middle 3: Matt Cooper and Alex Reisley
  • Expected to play in the bottom 3: Andrew Linn

Captains: Andrew Hilboldt and Stephan Danyluk

Team Goals: To improve

Key Matches: Every match

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