By Anne Bello
Published Oct 25, 2013 at 3:00 PM ET; Updated Sep 29, 2013 at 8:49 PM ET

Hamilton College Clinton, NY — Hamilton is a young team with a bright future. “We didn’t lose many players from last season and won’t lose many after this season either,” explains Hamilton sports information director Jim Taylor. Only one player from last season’s top nine has graduated, and only two seniors are on the roster. Last season, the Continentals finished last in the Summers Cup, and this year the team will be working on moving up the rankings while focusing on sportsmanship. Says Taylor, “We are an improved team from last year. We’re more dedicated to excellence and representing the highest standard of sportsmanship.” Hamilton is in the process of hiring a new full-time assistant coach, and former Colby standout Kate Pistel has also joined the staff. The team is planning a training trip to the San Francisco area, and they will be working with Hamilton Against Hunger and urban squash programs. “We’re also looking forward to hosting the NESCAC Championships for the first time in late January and early February,” reports Taylor.

2012-2013 SEASON RECAP

Season Record: 7-14

Final Ranking: 24

Team Championships: 8th in the Summers Cup

2013-2014 SEASON PREVIEW

Program Status: Varsity

Head Coach: Jamie King

Returning Players from Team Championships: 1. Martin Bawden (2014); 2. Edward Black (2015); 3. Joshua Wolpert (2016); 4. Marc Dudzik (2016); 6. Peter Harrison (2015); 7. George Nehrbas (2015); 8. Walker Lourie (2015); 9. Richard Pivirotto (2015); 10. Austin Engros (2015)

Graduated/Non-Returning Players from 2012-2013 Team Championships: 5. Harry Keeshan (2013 – NESCAC All-Sportsmanship); 11. Ronald German (2013)

Additions to the 2013-2014 Roster:

  • Expected to play in the top 3: Tucker Hamlin (Milton Academy)
  • Expected to play in the middle 3: Sam Matlick (Westminster School)
  • Expected to play in the bottom 3: Mark Sperry (Taft School)

Team Goals: Sportsmanship and improvement as the team moves up the ranking

Key Matches: NESCAC matches

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