Trinity's McCook Takes All-American All-NESCAC Men's Tennis Honors
Bonfiglio Graces All-NESCAC Second Team For Bantams In Doubles
Hartford, Conn., June 28, 2011 – Trinity College junior Anson McCook (Miami, Fla.) was selected to both the 2010-11 Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Division III All-American Team and the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Men's Tennis All-Conference First Team as a singles player, and joined senior tri-captain doubles partner Richard Bonfiglio (Bronxville, N.Y.) on the All-NESCAC Second Team in doubles.
Trinity, coached by Paul Assaiante (15th season), finished the 2010-11 season with a 9-8 overall record and a 4-5 mark in the NESCAC, qualifying for the league championship tournament for the fifth straight season. The Bantams earned the No. 6 seed in the league tourney and lost to Williams, 5-1, at Middlebury in the NESCAC First Round. The team finished ranked No. 5 in the ITA Division III Northeast Regional Poll and No. 18 in the ITA Division III National Poll.
McCook, a 2010 All-NESCAC Second Team selection for doubles, finished the season with a 12-4 record this season at No. 1 singles for the Bantams. His strong year qualified him for the NCAA Division III National Championship Tournament, where he won his opening-round match and nearly pulled off an upset against the No. 4-seeded player in the second round. McCook, who was 7-6 in doubles with Bonfiglio and 9-7 with all partners this season, finished ranked No. 7 in the Northeast and No. 11 nationally among singles players, and Bonfiglio/McCook was ranked No. 9 in the Northeast in doubles. He was also a NESCAC All-Academic selection this spring and a NESCAC All-Sportsmanship honoree in 2009-10. A singles and doubles State Champion at Ransom Everglades High School, McCook is majoring in engineering at Trinity. He is the son of Jacqueline and Peter McCook.
Bonfiglio was 8-9 in doubles play in 2010-11, including a 7-6 mark with McCook at the top of the Trinity lineup. A transfer from Middlebury prior to 2009-10, Bonfiglio was also 10-9 as Trinity's No. 2 singles player this season. He closes his career with a 26-12 singles mark as a Bantam and a 21-13 career doubles mark. An alum of Bronxville High School, Bonfiglio graduated from Trinity in May with a degree in public policy & law. He is the son of Rich and Eileen Bonfiglio.