By Michael T. Bello
Published Oct 28, 2014 at 7:00 AM ET; Updated Sep 14, 2014 at 7:30 PM ET

Hamilton CollegeClinton, NY — Hamilton is looking to improve on last season’s results. The team concluded last season with a 8-12 record, which included finishing 8th in the Summers Cup (C Division). The team has the personnel to made a jump in the rankings. They lost a single player, #1 Martin Bawden, from last season’s Team Championship starting 9. The Continentals will also be gaining 5 players, 3 of whom are expected to compete for positions in the starting 9. Not surprisingly, Hamilton is very focused on NESCAC matches. Last season, 13 of their 20 matches came against league rivals, including the team’s three matches at Team Championships. The Continentals have 3 seniors returning, including Mac Pivirotto, a member of the 2013-14 NESCAC All-Sportsmanship Team. According to head coach Jamie King, Pivirotto is “the the heart and soul of the team.” Along with fellow seniors Peter Harrison and Walker Lourie, his leadership will be key as Hamilton faces NESCAC rivals.

2013-2014 SEASON RECAP

Season Record: 8-12

Final Ranking: 24

Team Championships: 8th in the Summers Cup

By the Numbers (From US Squash): Did Not Play Any 5-4 Matches… Position with the Most Wins: #4s and 5s had 10 Wins

2014-2015 SEASON PREVIEW

Program Status: Varsity

Head Coach: Jamie King

Returning Players from Team Championships: 2. Tucker Hamlin (2017); 3. Ted Black (2015); 4. Josh Wolpert (2016); 5. Marc Dudzik (2016); 6. Mac Pivirotto (2015 – NESCAC All-Sportsmanship); 7. Peter Harrison (2015); 8. Walker Lourie (2015); 9. Sam Matlick (2017); 11. Addison Morse (2016 – NESCAC All-Academic)

Graduated/Non-Returning Players from Team Championships: 1. Martin Bawden (2014 – NESCAC Second Team All-Conference); 10. Xander Kerman (2014 – CSA Scholar Athlete, NESCAC All-Academic)

Additions to the 2014-2015 Roster:

  • Expected to play in the middle 3: Carter Sanders (Nobles and Greenough)
  • Expected to play in the bottom 3: Jonathan Ruth (Haverford School); Atticus Jones (Ulysses S. Grant HS)
  • Other addition:  David Laub (Lawrenceville School); and Ward Urban (Rye HS)

Team Goals: Perform well in the Summers Cup

Key Matches: All NESCAC matches

To read other team previews, please visit the 2014-2015 College Squash Season Previews page.