By Michael T. Bello
Published Nov 2, 2015 at 7:00 AM ET; Updated Oct 11, 2015 at 7:55 PM ET

Hamilton CollegeClinton, NY — After graduating six players from last season’s Team Championships, Hamilton is not planning to slow down. In fact, the defending Conroy Cup (D Division) champions’ goal is to move into the Hoehn Cup (B Division) at this season’s Team Championships. The squad will have two first-year players and two players returning to the squad to help fill the voids of graduating players. Key matches for the Continentals will be Bowdoin, Colby, Conn College, Stanford, and Tufts. Last season, both of Hamilton’s 5-4 victories came against Conn College. According to head coach Jamie King, senior Josh Wolpert has been key for the Continentals during tight matches. “He’s been the deciding match in a couple of 5-4 wins during his Hamilton career. He rallied from two games down to win his matches against Colby and Drexel, leading the team to victory as well,” states King. As always with King’s squads, he wants the “program to strive to hold the highest ideals of character and provide the means to excel not only on the court but in the classroom and around campus.” Look for Hamilton to be in the mix for a position in the Summers Cup (C Division).

2014-2015 SEASON RECAP

Season Record: 10-10

Final Ranking: 25

Team Championships: 1st in the Conroy Cup (D Division)

By the Numbers (From US Squash): 5-4 Matches Won: 2 of 2… Top 3 Win %: 0.2833… Middle 3 Win %: 0.5167… Lower 3 Win %: 0.4138

2015-2016 SEASON PREVIEW

Program Status: Varsity

Head Coach: Jamie King

Returning Players from Team Championships: 2. Josh Wolpert (2016); 4. Marc Dudzik (2016); 9. Jonathan Ruth (2018); 10. Mark Sperry (2017); 11. Scott Casher (2016)

Graduated/Non-Returning Players from 2014-2015 Team Championships: 1. Teddy Black (2015); 3. Mac Pivirotto (2015 – NESCAC All-Academic); 5. Peter Harrison (2015); 6. David Laub (2018); 7. Walker Lourie (2015); 8. Ted Nehrbas (2015)

Additions to the 2015-2016 Roster:

  • Expected to play in the top 3: Tucker Hamlin (2017, returning from injury) and Colin O’Dowd (2019, Delbarton School)
  • Expected to play in the middle 3: Sumair Khanna (2019, Collegiate School)
  • Expected to play in the bottom 3: Addison Morse (2016, returning from study abroad)

Team Goals: To make the top 16

Key Matches: Connecticut College, Tufts, Bowdoin, Colby  and Stanford

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