2014-15 Men's Squash News

  • Mark Lewis Named Men’s and Women’s Squash Head Coach at Middlebury
    May 22, 2015
    Mark Lewis has been named head coach of the Middlebury men’s and women’s squash programs. Lewis comes to Middlebury from the Potomac School in McLean, Virginia, where he has served as head coach for the past six seasons. A 1993 graduate of Trinity College, Lewis is just the fifth coach for the women’s program since 1976 and the third for the men since it became a varsity program in 2007.
  • Winter NESCAC All-Academic Teams Released
    March 13, 2015
    The New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) has announced its 2014-15 Winter All-Academic Selections. To be honored, a student-athlete must have reached sophomore academic standing and be a varsity letter winner with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.35. A transfer student must have completed one year of study at the institution. The following are Middlebury’s 103 representatives, the second-highest total in the league.
  • Jung Falls in Molloy Consolation Final at CSA Individual Tournament
    March 01, 2015
    Andrew Jung of the Middlebury men's squash team advanced to the consolation final of the Molloy Cup bracket and posted a 3-2 record during the College Squash Association (CSA) Individual Championship hosted by Princeton University at the Jadwin Squash Courts. Jung was one of 48 players who looked to claim the title in the respective bracket.
  • Three Panther Men Named to All-NESCAC Squash Teams
    February 26, 2015
    Three players from the Middlebury men's squash team have been named to the 2015 NESCAC All-Conference teams. Junior Andrew Jung (Mercer Island, Wash.) picked up first-team laurels, while sophomores Andrew Cadienhead (Bronx, N.Y.) and Wyatt French (Farmington, Conn.) were selected to the second team. Middlebury concluded the season with a team record of 15-7, claiming its fifth Summers Cup title in the last eight years for a final ranking of 17th nationally.
  • #17 Panthers Complete 3-0 Weekend, Victorious in Summers Cup Final
    February 22, 2015
    The 17th-ranked Middlebury men's squash team captured the Summers Cup for the fifth time in the last seven years after earning three wins at the CSA Team Championships in matches played at four different sites across Connecticut. The Panthers finish the season ranked 17th-nationally with an overall record of 15-7.
  • #17 Panther Men’s Squash Prepares for CSA Team Championship
    February 19, 2015
    The Middlebury men's squash team has earned the top seed in the Summers Cup (C Division) for the upcoming Team Nationals to be played at four different sites across Connecticut. The Panthers, ranked 17th overall, will take on 24th-ranked Amherst in a quarterfinal match on Friday, February 20 at 11:00 a.m. to be played at Wesleyan. Middlebury enters the weekend with a 12-7 overall record and a fourth-place showing at the NESCAC Tournament earlier this month.
  • Men's Squash Falls to Bates in NESCAC Third-Place Match
    February 08, 2015
    The third-seeded Panther men's squash team, ranked 15th nationally, ended the weekend in fourth place at the NESCAC Tournament hosted by Williams. Middlebury fell by a score of 6-3 on Sunday to fourth-seeded and #18 Bates. The Panthers fall to 12-7 overall and return to action at the CSA Team Championships taking place next Friday through Sunday at Yale.
  • French and Galluccio Post 2-0 Records, Men's Squash Falls in NESCAC Semis
    February 07, 2015
    The 15th-ranked Panther men's squash team split a pair of 5-4 decisions during the NESCAC Tournament Saturday. After receiving a bye through the first round, third-seeded Middlebury recorded a one-point win in the quarterfinals over #6 seed Wesleyan before falling to second-seeded and 13th-ranked Williams. The Panthers (12-6) return to play on Sunday at 11:30 a.m. in the third-place match against #4 seed and 18th-ranked Bates.
  • Local Sportscaster Takes On Anne Wymard
    February 06, 2015
    Local sportscaster Erin Cofiell recently took on Anne Wymard of the Middlebury women's squash team on her weekly segment "Darin Erin". Men's team member David Cromwell coached Erin during the match. Check it out here.
  • Panther Men's Squash Eyes NESCAC Crown
    February 05, 2015
    Third-seeded Middlebury looks to hoist the conference trophy this weekend when the three-day 2015 NESCAC Men’s Squash Championship commences on Friday. Williams' Simon Squash Center will serve as the host for all of this year’s championship and consolation matches. The NESCAC Championship match will be played on Sunday, February 8 at 12:30 p.m.
  • Men’s Squash Posts 2-0 Weekend Over Ranked Foes
    January 31, 2015
    The 17th-ranked Middlebury men’s squash team recorded a pair of impressive victories against top-25 opponents. At home on Friday evening, the Panthers edged by #12 Drexel by a 5-4 tally in a thrilling match. Taking to the road, Middlebury cruised to a 7-2 victory against 22nd-ranked Amherst on Saturday in Massachusetts.
  • Men’s Squash Falls to #15 Williams
    January 28, 2015
    The 19th-ranked Middlebury men's squash team fell at home Wednesday evening to #15 Williams by a 6-3 score. The Panthers return to the court Friday when they host 12th-ranked Drexel at 5:00 p.m.
  • Men's Squash Goes 3-1 During Own Round Robin
    January 25, 2015
    Playing host to the Middlebury Round Robin, the men's squash team fared well in matches contested Friday through Sunday against four teams ranked in the top 30. The 19th-ranked Panthers started things off with a 9-0 win Friday against #26 Connecticut College. A day later, Middlebury upset #16 Bates by a 6-3 count in a tightly-contested match. On Sunday, the Panthers were defeated 8-1 by #9 Franklin & Marshall, but rebounded for a convincing 9-0 victory over 25th-ranked Hamilton.
  • Men's Squash Falls Twice at Yale Round Robin
    January 18, 2015
    The Middlebury men's squash team squared off against a pair of top-20 programs while participating in the Yale Round Robin. The 19th-ranked Panthers fell Saturday to fifth-ranked Columbia by a 9-0 score. A day later, Middlebury battled #17 George Washington in a tightly-contested match, eventually falling 6-3.
  • Men's Squash Wins Three Matches in Massachusetts
    January 10, 2015
    The Middlebury men's squash team won all three matches to open the 2015 portion of its schedule in Massachusetts. The 19th-ranked Panthers opened the weekend with a 9-0 victory over #33 M.I.T. A day later in matches played at Williams, Middlebury recorded an 8-1 victory in the morning against 22nd-ranked Bowdoin and followed that performance up with a 7-2 win over #23 Colby.
  • Trio of Panthers Fare Well in Division III Individual Championships
    December 07, 2014
    The Middlebury men's squash team sent three players to the Division III Individual Championships hosted by Wesleyan University to close out the first semester of competition. Andrew Jung competed as one of 16 players in the ‘A’ bracket, while William Kurth and David Cromwell were two of 24 competitors looking for a ‘B’ bracket championship.
  • Men’s Squash Cruises Past Tufts in Home-Opening Match
    November 23, 2014
    The 19th-ranked Middlebury men's squash team opened the home portion of its 2014-15 season Sunday afternoon with a convincing 9-0 victory over Tufts. Ben Krant surrendered just four points in his victory at #7, while David Cromwell allowed his opponent six points at #6 as all nine matches were won in straight sets. The Panthers are off from competition until select players will compete in the Division III Individual Championships hosted by Wesleyan from December 5-7.
  • Men's Squash Wins Two of Three to Open Season
    November 16, 2014
    The Middlebury men’s squash team won two of three matches to open the season in Connecticut. The 19th-ranked Panthers faced three teams in the top 25 over the weekend. Middlebury opened with a 9-0 victory over #25 Connecticut College in a contest played at Wesleyan. Later that day, a 6-3 victory was earned over 20th-ranked Wesleyan. The weekend concluded on Sunday as the Panthers fell to #3 Trinity, 8-1.
  • 2014-15 Men's Squash Preview
    November 13, 2014
    Behind a talented roster of returners infused with a strong first-year class, the Middlebury men's squash team looks to move up the ranks nationally and improve daily in 2014-15. Last winter, the men posted a record of 11-8 against a tough schedule and finished the year ranked 17th nationally, winning the Summers Cup. The team returns seven of the nine regulars this winter from a season ago.
  • Cady Joins Squash Coaching Staff
    October 08, 2014
    Middlebury College has announced the hiring of Brian Cady as the school’s new assistant men’s and women’s squash coach. The Middlebury College graduate was a four-year member of the men’s squash and golf teams while on campus, earning a degree in psychology in May of 2011.
  • Squash Center Earns Highest Honor for Sustainability
    September 26, 2014
    The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) this month awarded its highest level of certification, LEED platinum, to Middlebury for its 18,000-square-foot Squash Center that opened 11 months ago.
  • Teammates, Friends Remember John Illig
    September 15, 2014
    John R. Illig was memorialized on September 14 as the fearless leader and beloved coach of squash teams at Middlebury and Bates Colleges, and as an intrepid outdoorsman "who saw an opportunity in every crisis." Illig’s colleagues and players remembered him as someone who empowered others to be different, cared deeply about them as individuals, and whose unpredictable sense of humor touched everyone who knew him.
  • Morgan Named Interim Squash Coach
    August 29, 2014
    Middlebury College Director of Athletics Erin Quinn has announced that current women’s tennis coach Mike Morgan will serve as the interim men’s and women’s squash coach for the 2014-15 season. Morgan replaces seven-year head coach John Illig, who passed away unexpectedly this summer. A search for a full-time coach will begin early in the spring of 2015.