HANOVER, N.H. — Dartmouth senior men's squash player Nick Sisodia (Chicago, Ill.) was recently named one of the six nominees for the 2012 Skillman Award. The Skillman Award is given annually to a senior men's squash player who has demonstrated outstanding sportsmanship during his entire college career.
Seventh-ranked Dartmouth has been an A Division team during Sisodia's four years in Hanover, and he has played number two for the Big Green for most of his collegiate career. An All-American and All-Ivy player, Dartmouth's co-captain helped lead his team to a 9-6 regular season record this year and another chance to compete for the Potter Cup and the men's national team title.
Dartmouth head coach Hansi Wiens says that Sisodia's teammates "respected his attitude and commitment throughout the first three years [and] therefore chose him as captain." Wiens also notes that Sisodia has consistently been willing to help with tournaments and volunteers when extra referees are needed.
"He has shown others that it is possible to compete at the highest level of college squash even if you didn't have the most resources as a junior," Wiens said. "He has also proven that a student athlete can maintain his grades as well as play at the highest level."
The other five nominees are Benjamin Fischer of Rochester, Vikram Malhotra of Trinity, Thomas Mattson of Penn, John Roberts of Yale and Thomas Spettigue of Cornell.