New Haven, CT — The 2013 Men’s College Squash Association National Team Championships had great team and individual performances. In this special edition of the Harrow Sports College Squash Player of the Week, we recognize a player from each division of the tournament.
Potter Cup (A Division) – Johan Detter (Trinity College): Detter, a senior, went 3-0 at the #6 position. A year after his team lost the national championship to Princeton, Detter, a captain, helped lead the Bantams back to the title. Detter’s victories were poetic. Last season, he lost the final individual match to Yale on court 3, which ended Trinity’s 252-match winning streak. This season, he defeated Yale’s Zachary Leman (11-3, 11-9, and 11-3) and Harvard’s Tom Mullaney (9-11, 11-5, 11-6, and 11-6) on that same court as Trinity reclaimed the title.
Hoehn Cup (B Division) – R. J. Keating (Bates College): Keating, a senior, went 3 for 3 in his final matches of his collegiate career. Each of his victories at the #4 position were vitally important to the Bobcats. Despite Bates’ team loss, Keating defeated Alexander Greaves-Tunnell (Williams) in 5 games (11-5, 8-11, 3-11, 12-10, and 11-9). Against Navy, Keating faced Hunter Bouchard. The two faced-off with the two teams tied at 4-4. Keating recorded a 4-game victory (11-8, 11-6, 9-11, and 11-5) to propel Bates into the consolation finals. Against Penn, Keating defeated August Frank (4-11, 11-5, 8-11, 11-5, and 11-8) to solidify the Bobcat victory.
Summers Cup (C Division) – Robert Galluccio (Middlebury College): Middlebury was on a mission to win the Summers Cup. Gallaccio, a sophomore, helped the Panthers accomplish their goal. In the opening match against Conn College, Galluccio defeated Randy Coplin (11-6, 10-12, 11-3, and 11-1). He followed that up with a 3-game victory over Bowdoin’s Maxwell Bearse (11-9, 13-11, and 12-10), that featured two games that needed extra points. In the finals against Wesleyan, he defeated Ethan Moritz (5-11, 11-3, 11-7, and 11-7).
Conroy Cup (D Division) – William MacFarlane (Stanford University): MacFarlane, a sophomore, helped Stanford capture the Conroy Cup. He opened the tournament with a victory over Hobart’s Edgardo Gonzalez (11-5, 11-6, and 11-5). Against Bucknell, he earned a 3-0 victory against Michael Gagnier (11-7, 11-6, and 11-5). In the finals, Stanford needed every match. MacFarlane defeated Colby’s Will Hochman in 4 games to (11-3, 11-8, 9-11, and 11-6), a crucial match in the team’s 5-4 victory.
Chaffee Cup (E Division) – Ted Glick (Boston College): Glick, a junior, played a crucial role in the Eagles’ Chaffee Cup victory. In the opening round against Washington University in St. Louis, he earned a 5-game victory over Cam Seo (11-8, 11-8, 9-11, 5-11, and 12-10). In the finals with crosstown rivals Boston University, Glick had another 5-game match (11-7, 7-11, 10-12, 11-1, and 11-4), this time with Asa Tyler. His victory assisted Boston College in capturing the Chaffee Cup.
Serues Cup (F Division) – James Hill (New York University): Hill, NYU’s top player, went 3-0 in Serues Cup play. He opened the tournament with a 3-game victory over USC’s Matthew Cheung (11-3, 11-1, and 11-5). In NYU’s 5-4 victory over Northeastern, Hill defeated Dennis Brinkworth (11-6, 11-7, and 13-11). Against Lehigh, Hill defeated Max Lius as NYU won the Serues Cup.
Hawthorn Cup (G Division) – Jeffrey Heath (College of Charleston): Heath went 3-0 in Hawthorn Cup play. He opened the event with a 3-0 victory over Siena’s Kristian Payne (11-6, 11-6, and 11-2). He followed that up with another 3-0 victory, this time against Ithaca’s John Harriss (11-7, 11-6, and 11-4). Saving his best for last, Heath completed the tournament with a 3-2 victory over Cal Berkeley’s Ola Swensson to assist Charleston in winning the Hawthorn Cup.