Men's Squash

About the Program
The Bowdoin's men's squash team is consistently one of the best programs in the country, and has the facility to match. The program was instituted in 1967, and has boasted numerous winning seasons, including the Summers Division National Championship in 1993-94. More recently, the program ranks high among its NESCAC rivals and placed 14th at Nationals in 2005-06. Tomas Fortson, hired in 2000 as the squash coach at Bowdoin, has brought a contagious energy to the program. Competing against some of the nation's best programs in an all-division format, the team also hosts one sanctioned USSRA tournament and a handful of collegiate tournaments per year. For more information, email Tomas Fortson at tfortson@bowdoin.edu .

Facilities
Bowdoin is one of the few schools in the nation that offers such a high number of playing opportunities. The sparkling new Lubin Family Squash Center, completed in the spring of 2000, has seven international-standard squash courts, with three levels of spectator seating. Eleven additional courts at Sargent Gymnasium provide even more for practice and recreation. In addition, the Brunswick community has embraced the game of squash, with several high-level players residing in the Mid-Coast area and playing on campus.

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Men's Squash Coaching Staff

Head coach: Tomas Forston
Assistant coaches: John Moncure, Charlie Butt

Tomas Fortson was named the Bowdoin head men's and women's squash coach in 2000. Fortson was the general manager of both The Albatros and The Britania, two tennis/country clubs in Toluca that served over 2,400 members. He was responsible for the total operation of each club which included an average of 80 employees. Before taking the club jobs, Fortson was the head boy's squash coach at the Groton (Mass.) School in 1998, where he led his team to a fifth place finish at the New England Interscholastic Tournament while also being presented with the "Small School Award".

Prior to his stay at Groton, Fortson spent 11 years as a squash professional at various clubs throughout the nation. He started his professional experience in 1986 at Club LaRaquette at the Parker Meridien Hotel in New York City. He created, developed and managed the new squash program, expanding it from 10 to 100 participants with just two courts.

At the conclusion of his three-year stint at Club LaRaquette, Fortson assumed the role of head squash professional at The Squash Club in Boston. During his seven years there he helped build The Squash Club into one of the premier clubs in the area. He created the first-ever professional tournament to be held at the venue while also overseeing all aspects of running the club from day-to-day. Fortson spent a year working for The Green Valley Athletic Club in Las Vegas before joining Groton in 1996.

As a player, Fortson became a professional hardball player in 1985 and through the mid-90's consistently held a top 30 world ranking. In hardball he was a finalist in the World Professional Squash Association Teaching Pro Championships and was the United States "B" Hardball Champion in 1981. Fortson has also won the Venezuelan National Softball Championship three times, the Massachusetts State Softball Championship twice and the Southern Caribbean Softball Championship.

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Men's Squash Roster

Name Year Hometown/School
Elliot Beck 09 Acton, Mass.
Robert Lynn 09 Edinburgh, Scotland
Peter Cipriano 10 Summitt, N.J.
David Funk 10 Short Hills, N.J.
Thai Ha-ngoc 10 Lexington, Mass.
Palmer Higgins 10 Morristown, N.J.
Arun Makhija 10 Hong Kong
Rob Stanley 10 Winnetka, Ill.
Andy Bernard 11 Boston, Mass.
Rahul Madan Mohan 11 Cleveland, Ohio

Head Coach: Tomas Forston
Assistant Coaches: John Moncure, Charlie Butt
Team Captains: David Funk, Robert Lynn
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 Men's Squash Schedule

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Men's Squash Releases

Date Posted Title
02/25/2008,  1:00PM Squash Players Earn NESCAC Honors
01/24/2006,  11:00AM Squash Plays Well at Yale Round Robin
01/11/2006,  4:00PM Bowdoin Squash Splits With Amherst
01/07/2006,  8:00PM Williams Squash Beats Bowdoin
11/20/2005,  3:00PM Men's Squash Starts With Sweep
11/19/2004,  3:00PM 2004-05 Squash Season Preview
11/21/2003,  2:30PM 2003-04 Men's and Women's Squash Preview
01/14/2003,  8:00AM Squash Teams Cap Successful Weekend
12/12/2002,  8:00AM Squash Teams Rise In Rankings
12/10/2002,  8:00AM Squash Weekend Wrap-Up 12/7-8
11/22/2002,  8:00AM Men's Squash 2002-03 Preview
02/22/2002,  8:00AM Men's Squash Competes at Team Nationals
02/12/2002,  8:00AM Squash Teams Split With Colby
01/30/2002,  8:00AM Bowdoin Splits Matches With Bates
01/29/2002,  8:00AM Bowdoin Squash Splits Weekend Matches
01/20/2002,  8:00AM Men's Squash Competes at Yale Tourney
11/18/2001,  8:00AM Men's Squash Sweeps Four Matches
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Men's Squash : Previous Seasons

The seasons listed below are represented by the year in which the given season started. Thus, Winter sports that may have the bulk of their events played in the following year are still listed by the year in which they began. For archived statistics, go to the Almanac/History page.

Previous seasons: 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990