By Michael T. Bello
Published Oct 30, 2015 at 3:00 PM ET; Updated Oct 11, 2015 at 7:48 PM ET

Hamilton CollegeClinton, NY — Last season, Hamilton won 14 matches, which was the Continentals’ most victories since 1993. The team graduated three players last season, but Hamilton is expecting  two first-year students to join the squad as well as the return of a former top 3 player. According to head coach Jamie King, “We’re hungry. We have a lot of underclassmen looking to make a name for themselves in the CSA.” As always, the Continentals are focused on sportsmanship. King is known for coaching teams that respect the values of the game. “The program strives to hold the highest ideals of character and provides the means to excel not only on the court but in the classroom and around campus,” adds King. Hamilton would like to make the jump from the Walker Cup (C Division) to the Kurtz Cup (B Division). To accomplish this task, Hamilton will need to improve its win percentage throughout the team.

2014-2015 SEASON RECAP

Season Record: 14-8

Final Ranking: 19

Team Championships: 3rd in the Walker Cup (C Division)

By the Numbers (From US Squash): 5-4 Matches Won: 0 of 0… Top 3 Win %: 0.5758… Middle 3 Win %: 0.6667… Lower 3 Win %: 0.6769

2015-2016 SEASON PREVIEW

Program Status: Varsity

Head Coach: Jamie King

Returning Players from Team Championships: 2. Rachel Newman (2016 – Second Team All-NESCAC, NESCAC All-Academic); 5. Lindsay Arader (2016 – NESCAC All-Academic); 6. Rafiatou Ouro-Aguy (2018); 7. Haley Connor (2018); 8. Grace Munschauer (2018); 9. Marina Hartnick (2018); 10. Katherine Bauer (2018); 11. Perry Von Stade (2017)

Graduated/Non-Returning Players from 2014-2015 Team Championships: 1. Hilary Gray (2015 – Second Team All-NESCAC); 3. Elizabeth Morris (2015 – NESCAC All-Sportsmanship); 4. Izzy Weisman (2015 – NESCAC All-Academic)

Additions to the 2015-2016 Roster:

  • Expected to play in the top 3: Lillie Simourian (2017)
  • Expected to play in the middle 3: Megan Grip (2019, Dana Hall) and Charlotte Zonis (2019, Milton Academy)

Team Goals: Finish in the top 16

Key Matches: Bowdoin, Middlebury, and St. Lawrence

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