Season Preview: Men's Squash Opens 2017-18 Campaign Friday Night

Satya Butler will serve as one of three captains on this year's Polar Bear men's squash team
Satya Butler will serve as one of three captains on this year's Polar Bear men's squash team

Head Coach: Tomas Fortson
Captains: Satya Butler, George Cooley, Ian Squiers

2016-17 Recap (6-15): The Polar Bears battled against one of the toughest schedules in the nation in the regular season, but ended on a high note at the CSA Nationals. After finishing eighth at the NESCAC Championship, the squad won two of three matches in the Conroy Cup Division of Nationals, finishing 27th overall in the nation.

2017-18 Preview: Bowdoin returns several contributors from last season, including six of the nine players from the lineup they used at CSA Nationals. Leading the way among the returners is Ian Squiers, who was an All-NESCAC performer and rose to the top spot in the ladder, finishing with eight victories last season. Among other returning players, Drew Clark led the team with a dozen wins last year.                                   

The Polar Bears will open their campaign with rival Bates at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, November 17, followed by Connecticut College on Sunday, November 19. A loaded schedule includes home matches against St. Lawrence, Middlebury and Williams (Jan. 12-14) on three consecutive days and a regular season-ending weekend against Tufts and Brown (Jan. 27-28).

Follow Online: The Northeast Sports Network will provide live coverage of the match against Middlebury on January 13. You can also follow the team with the free Bowdoin Front App, available on the App Store for Apple users and Google Play for Android users.