By Michael T. Bello
Published Oct 21, 2015 at 7:00 AM ET; Updated Sep 8, 2015 at 8:34 PM ET

Connecticut CollegeNew London, CT — The Connecticut College Camels came close to repeating as Conroy Cup winners last season. After all, they won the 2013 – 2014 title, their fourth Conroy Cup title in the past seven years. They made it to the finals where they encountered Hamilton. Conn College only won two of their four 5-4 matches last season, and you guessed it, both those losses were to Hamilton. This season, the Camels will look to increase their win percentage in tight matches. They are focused on matches with Hamilton, Hobart, MIT, Tufts, and Virginia. Head coach Barry Ward has set a team goal “to continue to improve and to compete at a high level with good sportsmanship.” With the loss of last season’s top 2 players to graduation, the Camels will need to focus as players shift up the line-up. The team is expecting two new players to join the squad. To improve this season, the middle of the ladder will need to increase its win percentage from last season. If this can be accomplished, look for the Camels to get over the hump.

2014-2015 SEASON RECAP

Season Record: 11-15

Final Ranking: 26

Team Championships: 2nd in the Conroy Cup (D Division)

By the Numbers (From US Squash): 5-4 Matches Won: 2 of 4… Top 3 Win %: 0.4444… Middle 3 Win %: 0.4198… Lower 3 Win %: 0.5065

2015-2016 SEASON PREVIEW

Program Status: Varsity

Head Coach: Barry Ward

Returning Players from Team Championships: 3. Matt Lillie (2017); 4. Brendan McClintick (2016); 5. John Dunham (2018); 6. Nico Premutico (2016); 7. Daniel Reisman (2018 – NESCAC All-Sportsmanship); 8. Santiago Moran (2016); 9. Rafael Gamba (2017); 10. Benji Osajie (2017 – NESCAC All-Academic); 11. Will Rogers (2018)

Graduated/Non-Returning Players from 2014-2015 Team Championships: 1. Brian Mullen (2015 – NESCAC All-Academic); 2. Mike Coscarelli (2015 – NESCAC All-Academic)

Additions to the 2015-2016 Roster: David Aldaz Jr and Louis Feingold

Captains: Nico Premutico, Brendan McClintick, and Matt Lillie

Team Goals: To continue to improve and to compete at a high level with good sportsmanship.

Key Matches: Hamilton, Hobart, MIT, Tufts, and Virginia

To read other team previews, please visit the 2015-2016 College Squash Season Previews page.