The men's squash team wrapped up its season with a trio of games in the College Squash Association team championship this past weekend.

Bowdoin beat Connecticut College 6-3 on Friday, lost to George Washington 5-4 on Saturday, and pummeled Hamilton 8-1 on Sunday. The Polar Bears played in the Summers Cup Division, and ended the season ranked No. 19 in the nation.

Of the season's 13-14 season, captain Barrett Takesian '12 said that "everyone is happy with the results."

Takesian said that after this past weekend, men's squash "feels more like a team. Everyone is coming together and it has been a lot of fun."

It was a good weekend for the triple threat of Andrew Ward '15, Andrew Sprague '12 and Andrew Hilboldt '13, as each of the players finished off his season with strong victories.

Ward captured three victories without giving up a set. Despite being a first year, he has become a dominant player, and one to watch in the future. Takesian said that although Ward was not favored to win going into the tournament, his "bulletproof mentality helped him make huge strides toward understanding the game."

Sprague also won all three of his matches. Takesian jokingly recalled how, in Sprague's last collegiate play, he showed "zero emotion. He appeared to be extremely patient, which was extremely intimidating to watch, but whenever he came off the court he had a big smile on his face."

Yesterday, Hilboldt and Takesian were named All-NESCAC Second Team honorees.

With the regular season finished, the men's squash team has time to reflect on its collective accomplishments—but one individual in particular will have no time to rest.

Individual nationals are the next and final stop for squash players all around the country. This year Takesian will represent the Polar Bears as he fights for the title at Amherst College. The team is waiting to hear if its No. 2 and No. 3 positions qualified for the event.

Takesian has been focusing on staying fit in order to compete at the highest level when it really counts.

"Nationals pushes you to your brink," he said.

-Compiled by Liv King.