Trinity College and Brunswick alum Mackin named to All-NESCAC team

Greenwich native and Trinity College junior Matthew Mackin was one of a plethora of Trinity squash athletes by  the New England Small College Athletic Conference honor roll, as he was named to the All-NESCAC Second Team.

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.

Trinity finished the 2012-1 3 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.

Other Trinity College athletes honored this squash season were senior co-captain Johan Detter (Malmoe, Sweden), sophomore Miled Zarazua (Mexico City, Mexico) and first-year Juan Vargas (Bogota, Colombia), as they were 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. Zarazua and Vargas also joined senior co-captain Reinhold Hergeth (Bloemfontein, South Africa) on the All-NESCAC First Team.

Joining Mackin on the All-NESCAC Second Team was Detter and first-year Karan Malik (Mumbai, India). 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.


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