Three players from the Middlebury men's squash team have been named to the 2017 NESCAC All-Conference teams. Senior Wyatt French (Farmington, Conn.) picked up first-team laurels, while senior Andrew Cadienhead (Bronx, N.Y.) and rookie Jacob Ellen (Farmington, Conn.) were selected to the second team. Head coach Mark Lewis was honored as the NESCAC Coach of the Year for the first time in his career. Middlebury concluded the season with a team record of 13-8, finishing in third place during the NESCAC Championship. The Panthers also claimed their sixth Summers Cup title in the last nine years for a final ranking of 17th nationally.
French picks up his third all-conference accolade after being a second-team recipient in 2015 and first-team honoree last winter. He solidified the top of the Middlebury ladder, posting a record of 8-12 against the opponent's top player. During the Panthers 6-3 victory over Virginia to claim the Summers Cup, French recorded a key five-game victory.
Cadienhead finds himself on the second team for the second-straight year. The fourth-year Panther tallied an 11-10 record, mainly playing in the #3 spot. Cadienhead was victorious in two of his three matches during the CSA Team Championship, picking up a crucial point with a five-game triumph in the semifinal win over Brown.
Ellen earns his initial all-conference accolade after a solid first season for the Panthers. Playing mainly in the second spot behind French, Ellen posted a 12-6 record, including a 2-1 mark during the Panthers' Summers Cup trio of matches.
Lewis was selected as NESCAC Coach of the Year by his peers. In his second season at Middlebury, he is receiving the award for the first time in his career and is the first Panther coach to earn the honor. Lewis guided Middlebury to a third-place finish at the NESCAC Championship for the second-straight season, as well as leading the Panthers to their sixth Summers Cup in the program's history.