By Michael T. Bello
Published Oct 30, 2012 at 12:00 PM ET; Updated Oct 7, 2012 at 1:51 PM ET

Geneva, NY — Last season, Hobart captured the Conroy Cup (D Division) with a 5-4 victory over Tufts. This was quite a way for Tim Riskie, Hobart’s first year coach, to start his college squash coaching career. Losing seven players from last season, this year the Statesmen will look to restock their lineup as they look to exceed last season’s success. They will be joined by two players returning from abroad, as well as five first-year students with squash experience. In late October, the Statesmen will be volunteering to help build a playground in nearby Lake Seneca. The team is looking forward to an Alumni match, which is scheduled for November 3rd. According to Riskie, the team is “an enthusiastic bunch of guys ready to compete hard and enjoy every moment of the season.  Under the leadership of our captain and upperclassmen, we are excited to welcome some new faces.  The culture of the Hobart squash team is quickly shaping to revolve around energy, hard work, and fun.”

2011-2012 SEASON RECAP

Season Record: 13-18

Final Ranking: 25

Team Championships: 1st in the Conroy Cup (D Division)

2012-2013 SEASON PREVIEW

Program Status: Varsity

Head Coach: Tim Riskie

Returning Players from Team Championships:  3. McGee O’Neil; 4. Edgardo Gonzalez;  6. Will Boyle; 9. Cesar Peralta;  11. Charlie Merrill

Graduated/Non-Returning Players from 2011-2012 Team Championships: 1. Corey Kabot (Liberty League All-Academic); 2. Daniel Pelaez (All Liberty-League, CSA Scholar Athlete, Liberty League All-Academic); 5. Kevin Kent (All Liberty- League, Liberty League All-Academic); 7. Grant Bercari; 8. Willis Stephens; 10. Henry Buck; Oliver Katz;

Additions to the 2012-2013 Roster:

  • Returning from abroad: Julian Snider and Eric DeRose
  • Other Additions: Michael Woods (Canterbury), Peter Sammis (The Hill School), Danny Cabrera (Thurgood Marshall Academy), Spencer Ward (Boys’ Latin School of Maryland), Rudy Small (McQuaid Jesuit High School)

Captains: Edgardo Gonzalez;

Team Goals: Get into tremendous physical condition, stay injury free, enjoy every moment of every day.

Key Matches: Yale Round Robin

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