Trinity Men's Squash And Men's Tennis Coach Assaiante Receives Trustee Award
Six Bantam Men's Squash Players Collect Post-Season Awards
Hartford, Conn. - Trinity College men's squash senior co-captain Johan Detter (Malmoe, Sweden), sophomore Miled Zarazua (Mexico City, Mexico), and first-year Juan Vargas (Bogota, Colombia) were each named to the College Squash Association (CSA) All-American Second Team. Bantam Head Coach Paul Assaiante (19th Season) was selected as the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Men's Squash Coach of the Year and received a Trustee Award from the College at the end of the academic year. Zarazua and Vargas also joined senior co-captain Reinhold Hergeth (Bloemfontein, South Africa) on the All-NESCAC First Team, while Detter, junior Matthew Mackin (Greenwich, Conn.), and first-year Karan Malik (Mumbai, India) all graced the All-NESCAC Second Team. Detter was additionally named as one of three finalists for the Skillman Award, given annually to the nation's senior men's player who has demonstrated outstanding performance and sportsmanship during his career, and was chosen to represent Trinity men's squash on the NESCAC All-Sportsmanship Team. The College's Trustee Award for Staff Excellence may be presented annually to a staff member whose professional, civic, and/or personal achievements exemplify Trinity's high standards of excellence and bring distinction to the institution. Trinity finished the 2012-13 season with a perfect 19-0 record and captured its seventh consecutive New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Championship title, its 17th straight Intercollegiate Squash Association Dual Match title, and its 14th CSA National Championship crown (Potter Trophy) in the last 15 seasons.
Detter, an All-American Honorable Mention and an All-NESCAC Second Teamer last season, posted a 16-1 record in 2012-13 (3rd on team in wins and winning percentage) while playing consistently in the middle of the Trinity starting lineup. He won the First Consolation Finals of the CSA National Singles Championship Tournament Pool "A" Division " A to complete the campaign. In his excellent career, Detter finished with a remarkable 51-8 record while helping Trinity post a 79-2 record and win four NESCAC titles, four Association Trophies (best regular-season record), and three CSA National crowns. A graduate of Sit Petri, Detter earned NESCAC All-Academic honors three times and was a CSA National Scholar Athlete the last two seasons. He is the son of Ingegerd and Leif Detter and brother of former Bantam All-American Gustav Detter.
Zarazua, a CSA All-American First Teamer and a repeat member of the All-NESCAC Team this winter, was 10-6 as Trinity's No. 3 starter in 2012-13. He reached the First Consolation Finals of the CSA National Singles Championship Tournament Pool "A" Division to complete his rookie year. A graduate of Mexicana Americana, Zarazua is majoring in history at Trinity. He is the son of Armando Ramirez and Rosalia Sanchez.
Vargas was 11-5 as Trinity's No. 2 player in 2012-13. Vargas is a graduate of Colegio San Carlos. He is the son of Raul Vargas and Martha Heredia and the brother of former Trinity All-American and current assistant coach Andres Vargas.
Hergeth, who repeats on the All-NESCAC Second Team, was 7-6 at the top of the Trinity lineup in 2012-13, and he posted a 47-12 career mark while helping Trinity post a 79-2 record and win four NESCAC titles, four Association Trophies (best regular-season record), and three CSA National crowns. An alum of St. Andrew's School, Hergeth will graduate from Trinity in May with a degree in majoring in anthropology. He is the son of Jenny and Viktor Hergeth.
Mackin was 15-3 this winter, anchoring the bottom third of the Bantam lineup, after setting a new Trinity record for wins in a season with a 22-1 mark in 2012-13. He won the First Consolation Finals of the CSA National Singles Championship Tournament Molloy "B" Division. A graduate of the Brunswick School, Mackin is majoring in political science at Trinity. He is son of Nonie and Terry Mackin.
Malik was 10-2 as a rookie this winter, playing predominantly at the No. 4 position in the Trinity lineup. A graduate of Bhowam's High School, Malik is majoring in economics at Trinity. He is the son of Rowinder and Kirouh Malik.
Assaiante successfully guided the Bantams back to its familiar place as CSA National Champions, after the team saw its streaks of 252 wins in a row and 14 CSA National titles in a row end in 2011-12. Trinity did so without a First Team All-American on its roster, and with three first-years in its starting lineup. Assaiante closed the season with an unfathomable 340-10 career record and Trinity's 252-game winning streak, which spanned 13 undefeated seasons, is the longest winning streak in the history of intercollegiate varsity sports.