As the winter season gets underway, the squash courts are once again abuzz with activity. Coming off a successful season last year, including an ISL championship, a third-place finish at U.S. High School Nationals, and second, at the New England Class A tournament, the team is looking to maintain dominance in the ISL and improve on the national and New England levels. With three members of last year’s team having graduated, the team will depend on senior captains James Bell and Alex Kurtin for leadership. Other returning members include Robert WIlliamson and John Paul Champa, both seniors, Jack Bell, a junior, and second former Dougie Conigliaro. Third Formers Andrew Lee and Jack Winston, both making varsity debuts, will secure the lower end of the ladder. With practices and ladder challenge matches already underway, the team will participate in the Jackson Tournament, an all ISL tournament, to kick off the new season and gauge how the team stacks up against the competition. The ISL is shaping up to be very competitive this year with Nobles, St. Georges, and Brooks, all of whom have been perennial powerhouses in the ISL, challenging the Belmont Hill defending champions; nevertheless, the team is training to return to championship form and have another successful season.