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Mahan NESCAC Co-Player of the Year; Cosquer Coach of the Year

Kush Mahan '10 was named the NESCAC Men's Squash Co-Player of the Year, in addition to his second straight spot on the All-NESCAC First Team.





HADLEY, Mass. -- The Bates College men's squash team reaped some big awards on Thursday as the New England Small College Athletic Conference released its 2010 All-Conference teams. Senior Kush Mahan was named Co-Player of the Year, while head coach Pat Cosquer '97 was named Coach of the Year.

The honors didn't stop there. Mahan was a clear repeat selection on the First Team All-Conference, and he was joined there by sophomore Bobby Burns (Greenwich, Conn.), while junior Will Katz (Bronxville, N.Y.) was named Second Team All-NESCAC.

Mahan (Kalamazoo, Mich.), who shared Player of the Year honors with Williams' Ethan Buchsbaum, put an exclamation point on an already outstanding playing career at Bates with his superlative senior season. Mahan was 18-9 in dual play in his second year at the No. 1 spot in 2009-10, including an 11-0 mark against NESCAC opponents. Mahan defeated such opponents as Gabriel de Melo of Franklin & Marshall, Supreet Singh of Trinity and Buchsbaum himself. He finished his career with a 61-25 individual record.

It is the first All-NESCAC recognition for both Burns and Katz. Burns compiled an 18-9 record while playing mostly at the No. 4 spot and no lower, and is now 37-11 lifetime. Katz, a team captain along with Mahan and senior Jordan Greenberg, went 13-5 while playing no lower than the No. 3 spot in the Bates lineup, and now sports a 39-15 career record.

Cosquer was also named NESCAC Women's Squash Coach of the Year. In his second year as coach at his alma mater, Cosquer led the men's team to a 20-9 record, a third-place finish in the NESCAC Championship, and a final College Squash Association national ranking of No. 12. His combined record with the men's and women's teams is 67-35.

View the 2010 NESCAC Men's Squash All-Conference Team release (PDF)

Video of Mahan defeating Supreet Singh of Trinity:

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