February 21, 2013

Hilboldt Leads All-NESCAC Honors for Men's and Women's Squash Teams

BRUNSWICK, Maine - Five members of the Bowdoin College men's and women's squash teams have been recognized in honors announced by the New England Small College Athletic Conference on Thursday.

Senior Andrew Hilboldt (New Canaan, Conn.) was named as a First Team All-NESCAC selection for Bowdoin while teammates Stephan Danyluk (Williamstown, Mass.) and Andrew Ward (Southborough, Mass.) were named as Second Team choices on the men's side. Torey Lee (Beverly, Mass.) and Rachel Barnes (Smiths, Bermuda) were chosen as Second Team honorees for the women's team.

The Bowdoin women finished their season with a mark of 11-13 and won the Walker Cup Division at Team Nationals last weekend. The Bowdoin men presently sit at 12-9 and will play in the Summers Cup Division of their Team National Tournament beginning on Friday at noon against Amherst.

Hilboldt owns a 10-7 record in dual matches this winter, playing at Bowdoin's #1 position. Hilboldt, who took Second Team All-NESCAC honors last season, rolled off six consecutive wins during his best stretch of the season for the Polar Bears. He is the first First Team All-NESCAC selection for the men's squash team since David Funk earned First Team honors in 2010.

Danyluk, a junior, posted a 10-8 mark in dual matches for Bowdoin playing primarily at the #2 position this winter. After struggling to start the year, Danyluk caught fire in late January, racking up seven-straight wins from Jan. 22-27. Sophomore Andrew Ward was a consistent contributor for the Polar Bears and earned a Second Team nod after posting a 10-5 mark playing mostly at #7. Ward was excellent down the stretch, claiming five wins in his final six matches.

Sophomore Torey Lee earned her second Second Team All-NESCAC selection in as many seasons after competing well against the toughest players in the nation this winter. Seeing action only at #1 singles all year, Lee recorded a 5-12 overall record. Sophomore Rachel Barnes garners her first All-NESCAC selection after an exceptional year at #1 and #2 for Bowdoin. Barnes went 11-8, including two wins at the NESCAC Tournament and two at the Walker Cup last weekend for the Polar Bears.

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