By Michael T. Bello
Published Sep 26, 2014 at 3:00 PM ET; Updated Sep 26, 2014 at 9:04 PM ET

Bard College Annandale-on-Hudson, NY — With the commencement of the 2014 – 2015 college squash season, the Bard Raptors begin a new era. Craig Thorpe-Clark is taking over as the program’s coach. Thorpe-Clark brings a wealth of college squash experience to Annadale-On-Hudson. He coached the Vassar men and women and the Penn men for years.  The Raptors, who did not compete in Team Championships last season, are entering a new phase. According to Thorpe-Clark, the team is welcoming “the addition of several new players to the program with significant competition experience. Blended with several enthusiastic returners and some new faces, we are looking to improve and add extra depth to the line-up for the coming season.” The team will be focused on their Liberty League matches, especially against close neighbor Vassar. In addition, Bard always has competitive matches with Siena, another school in New York’s Hudson Valley, and the Raptors are looking forward to a match with Dickinson. Thorpe-Clark added that Bard is a “young co-ed team committed to improving and looking forward to testing their skills against all comers.”

2013-2014 SEASON RECAP

Season Record: 0-15

Final Ranking: Not Ranked

Team Championships: Did Not Qualify

2014-2015 SEASON PREVIEW

Program Status: Varsity

Head Coach: Craig Thorpe-Clark

2013-2014 Roster: Matt Lampier, Aya Maeda, Amanda Houser, Olivia Cornali, and Molly Bremner

Team Goals: Move up a division at Nationals

Key Matches: Dickinson, Vassar, and Siena

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