By Michael T. Bello
Published Oct 9, 2013 at 3:00 PM ET; Updated Sep 23, 2013 at 10:37 PM ET

Bowdoin CollegeBrunswick, ME — The 2013 co-receipients of the Sloane Award, the Bowdoin Polar Bears look to build on last season’s success and sportsmanship. Although Bowdoin is known for their sportsmanship, last season was the first time they were recognized with the Sloane Award. From last season’s championship line-up, Bowdoin loses two of its top three players. To fill the void, players will be moving up the ladder and four prep school alums will also be joining the squad. As always, coach Tomas Fortson plans to develop his team throughout the season. He wants the Polar Bears to “work as a team, get better and compete well.” Bowdoin will be focused on all matches throughout the coming season, but NESCAC matches will be of critical importance if the Polar Bears want to improve on last season’s ranking of 20th.

2012-2013 SEASON RECAP

Season Record: 13-11

Final Ranking: 20

Team Championships: 4th in the Summers Cup

2013-2014 SEASON PREVIEW

Program Status: Varsity

Head Coach: Tomas Fortson (Sloane Award Winner)

Returning Players from Team Championships: 2. Stephan Danyluk (2014 – Second Team All-NESCAC); 4. Matt Cooper (2016); 5. Reid Wilson (2014); 6. Max Bearse (2015 – NESCAC All-Academic); 7. Andrew Ward (2015 – Second Team All-NESCAC; NESCAC All-Sportsmanship); 8. Will Winmill (2014 – Scholar Athlete; NESCAC All-Academic); 9. Alex Reisley (2016); 10. Miko Lim (2014 – Scholar Athlete; NESCAC All-Academic);

Graduated/Non-Returning Players from 2012-2013 Team Championships: 1. Andrew Hilboldt (2013 – First Team All-NESCAC); 3. Will Fantini (2013); 11. Clint Trenkelbach (2013 – NESCAC All-Academic);

Additions to the 2013-2014 Roster: Ben Bristol (Princeton Day School); Christian Dorff (Chestnut Hill Academy); Cyrus Nassikas, (St. Mark’s); and Miles Wilson (Lawrenceville)

Captains: Stephan Danyluk and Andrew Ward

Team Goals: Work as a team, get better and compete well.

Key Matches: All matches

To read other team previews, please visit the 2013-2014 College Squash Season Previews page.