By Michael T. Bello
Published Oct 16, 2016 at 7:00 AM ET; Updated Oct 10, 2016 at 9:15 PM ET

Hamilton College Clinton, NY — Despite having to replace five members of the starting nine from the 2016 Men’s College Squash Association National Team Championships, things look bright for Hamilton. The team is expecting six freshmen to join the squad, claiming positions throughout the ladder. Last season, the Continentals finished in the Conroy Cup (D Division), but they are focused on moving up the rankings and regaining a position in the Summers Cup (C Division). One of the highlights of last season was when the team stopped at Grand Central Station to watch the Tournament of Champions and were joined by former Hamilton players, trustees, and the new school president. Crucial to this season are matches with NESCAC opponents. Hamilton will be working to make it to through the main draw at NESCAC Championships. Last year’s 4-5 loss in the opening round hurt the Continentals in the rankings. Look for Hamilton to be a young team that moves up the rankings this season.

2015-2016 SEASON RECAP

Season Record: 8-16

Final Ranking: 29

Team Championships: 5th in the Conroy Cup (D Division)

By the Numbers (From US Squash): 5-4 Matches Won: 1 of 2… Top 3 Win%: .444… Middle 3 Win%: .306… Lower 3 Win%: .403…

2016-2017 SEASON PREVIEW

Program Status: Varsity

Head Coach: Jamie King

Returning Players from Team Championships: 1. Colin O’Dowd (2019 – NESCAC Second-Team); 2. Tucker Hamilin (2017); 6. Sam Matlick (2017); 8.  Jonathan Ruth (2018 – NESCAC All-Academic); 10. Atticus Jones (2019); 11. Ward Urban (2018); Mark Sperry (2017);

Graduated/Non-Returning Players from Team Championships: 3. Josh Wolpert (2016 – NESCAC All-Sportsmanship Team); 4. Marc Dudzik (2016); 5. Scott Casher (2016); 7. Addison Morse (2016 – NESCAC All-Academic); 9. Sumair Khanna (2019);

Additions to the 2016-2017 Roster:

  • Expected to play in the top 3: Callum Sondhi (Summit High School)
  • Expected to play in the middle 3: Tristan Chaix (Taft School); Nick Conzelman (Deerfield Academy)
  • Expected to play in the bottom 3: Torrey Foster (Phillips Exeter Academy) and Will Jordan (St. Paul’s School)
  • Other addition: Jarrod Gerstein (Hackley School)

Team Goals: To re-enter the Summers Cup (C Division).

Key Matches: Bowdoin, Hobart, Tufts, and Amherst

To read other team previews, please visit the 2016-2017 College Squash Season Previews page.