Amherst, Mass. - The top-seeded Trinity College men's and women’s squash teams each secured an 11th straight New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Championship over the weekend at Davenport Squash Courts on the campus of Amherst College.
The Bantam men, coached by Paul Assaiante and captained by seniors Affeeq Ismail and Nicholas Giacco and junior Rick Penders, posted an 8-1 win over No. 2-seeded Bates College to earn their 11th consecutive conference crown on the strength of sweeps on courts two through nine. Trinity first-year Andrew Lee was the most dominant against the Bobcats, allowing just 10 points each in the No. 9 position. Trinity blanked Wesleyan and Middlebury, both 9-0, on Saturday to advance to the NESCAC Finals. Ranked No. 2 in the nation, the Bantams have won every NESCAC men's squash crown in the tournament's 11-year history. The Bantams are now 14-1.
The Bantam women, under the direction of Head Coach Wendy Bartlett with leadership provided by senior co-captains Anna Kimberley and Brice Rothenberg, secured their 11th straight NESCAC title following a 9-0 win over No. 2-seeded Williams College. Trinity swept courts one through eight, and used a 3-2 win on court nine to seal the match. Trinity junior Julia LeCoq and first-year Lakeesha Rarere were the most dominant, allowing just six points each in the No. 5 and No. 4 spots, respectively. Trinity blanked Colby and Bates, both 9-0, on Saturday to advance to the NESCAC Finals. Ranked No. 3 in the nation, the Bantams have won every NESCAC women's squash crown in the tournament's 11-year history. The Bantams are 13-1 and have won six matches in a row.