The squash team is hungrier than ever this season after a strong performance last year. The team will have to overcome the loss of some major talent in James Bell, Alex Kurtin, John Paul Champa, and Robert Williamson, who have all gone on to compete in highly competitive collegiate programs. As a result, the team is relatively young compared to past years. As of the first round of challenge matches, the team is led by Jack Bell ‘18, followed by Dougie Conigliaro ‘21, Julian Wambach ‘19, Jack Winston ‘20, Andrew Lee ‘20, Josh Fairman ‘19, and Sam Freed ‘21. Last year’s troupe performed very well, garnering 17 wins, with only a single loss to Haverford, who went on to win the National Championship. With this incredible record, the varsity boys secured Belmont Hill its ninth consecutive ISL championship. Adding on to their impeccable regular season performance, the varsity team, competing in the highest division, finished a more-than-respectable third at Nationals. The JV squad also had an undefeated regular season, notching 12 wins, with 2 losses at Nationals to varsity teams. Varsity will be taking on several high-caliber ISL teams in the upcoming Jackson Tournament, where the boys will hopefully be able to maintain the unprecedented ISL domination Belmont Hill has enjoyed in recent years.
Young Squash Team Strives for Stellar Season
by Josh Fairmanon December 15, 2017