Brunswick, ME — Bowdoin came close last season. The Polar Bears played six 5-4 matches, the second most in the nation. Unfortunately for Bowdoin, they only captured one of the six matches. Yet, these close losses served as a valuable learning experience that the Polar Bears will carry into the 2015 – 2016 campaign. According to head coach Tomas Fortson, Bowdoin wants to “come together as a team, get better throughout the season and compete well.” Although all matches have been identified as important this season, rematches of last season’s 5-4 contests with Amherst, Colby, Hobart, and Wesleyan will be important for the Polar Bears’ success. With six incoming players, Bowdoin’s deeper ladder could move the Polar Bears higher in the Summers Cup.
2014-2015 SEASON RECAP
Season Record: 5-15
Final Ranking: 22
Team Championships: 6th in the Summers Cup (C Division)
By the Numbers (From US Squash): 5-4 Matches Won: 1 of 6… Top 3 Win %: 0.2727… Middle 3 Win %: 0.3385… Lower 3 Win %: 0.4262
2015-2016 SEASON PREVIEW
Program Status: Varsity
Head Coach: Tomas Fortson
Returning Players from Team Championships: 1. Matt Cooper (2016 – Second Team All-NESCAC); 2. Christian Dorff (2017); 5. Alex Reisley (2016 – NESCAC All-Academic); 6. Ben Bristol (2017); 7. Cyrus Nassikas (2017); 8. George Cooley (2018); 9. Michael DeFranco (2018); 10. Sam Ward (2018); 11. Henry Haig (2018)
Additions to the 2015-2016 Roster: Cal Fullerton (Lawrenceville), Ian Squiers (Miami Valley School), Satya Butler (Germantown Friends), Sebastian Gilligan-Kim (BB&N), Jackson Rubinoff (St. Paul’s), and Arjun Dravid (Haverford)
Leadership Committee: Matt Cooper, Alex Reisley, Christian Dorff, and Ben Bristol
Team Goals: Come together as a team, get better throughout the season and compete well.
Key Matches: All matches
To read other team previews, please visit the 2015-2016 College Squash Season Previews page.