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Ahmed Abdel Khalek successfully defended his championship, stopping a determined Roysei Kobayashi.

CSA Individuals Herald End of Egyptian Eras

by Dent Wilkens Photography by Michael T. Bello/mtbello.com Kanzy El Defrawy and Ahmed Abdel Khalek entered the College Individuals Nationals with the weight of expectation squarely on their shoulders. Both players were seniors slated to graduate this spring, and were capping two of the most successful college careers in the past decade. The tournament, held […]

Trinity's Kanzy El Defrawy  (L) had the distinction of being the only player to take a game (two, to be exact) from Amanda Sobhy in her career (Image: MT Bello/mtbello.com)

Sobhy Completes College Sweep: Harvard and Trinity Head of Team Class

By Nell Schwed In a season dominated by close competition and surprise score lines, the CSA National Championships proved to be the perfect stomping ground for retribution, legacies revived, and new claims staked. The Women’s National Team Championships kicked off February 13-15 at Harvard University with hometown favorites and national No. 1 Harvard leading the […]

College Squash Recruiting October 2014

College Squash Recruiting

By Nell Schwed Squash is many things, but what it first brings to mind—besides its elitist roots, genteel style and winter vegetable connotation—is the competitive edge it can provide a college applicant. Typically, those schools who fall under the umbrella of strong squash programs are only allotted two recruiting spots for each varsity team. Though some […]

College Squash Across the Pond May 2014

College Squash Across the Pond

By Theo Woodward College squash in the United States is a hugely successful enterprise that has fueled the development of American squash. In contrast, the situation overseas is the opposite: college squash is more of an after-thought, not a catalyst. In Great Britain, the intercollegiate squash dates back to 1925 when Oxford and Cambridge’s men […]

Catherine Jenkins Maria Alejandra Porras College Squash

Nailbiters and Blowouts: Harvard Takes Three of Four National Collegiate Titles

  By Anne Bello Photos by Michael Bello For all the buzz surrounding up-and-coming teams like St. Lawrence and Rochester early in the season, it was one of the most storied programs in college squash history that dominated the championship season. Harvard swept Trinity to win the men’s team title, and Crimson players Amanda Sobhy and Ali Farag won […]

Faces in the crowd March 2014

Trinity’s Kimberly Featured in Sports Illustrated’s ‘Faces in the Crowd’

Winning the fifth game of her College Squash Association Women’s Team Championship final match against Harvard’s Saumya Karki not only clinched the national title for the Trinity Bantams, it also propelled freshman Anna Kimberley into the ‘Faces in the Crowd’ section of  Sports Illustrated. Look for Kimberley in both the physical and digital (pictured below) […]

Penn Squash

Penn Squash Celebrates 125 Years

By Palmer Page In early February the University of Pennsylvania celebrated 125 years of squash. More than 375 former and current players and friends gathered in Thomas B. Ringe Courts, following a thrilling 5-4 women’s squash victory over Yale, for the 125th jubilee dinner and program. Alums from the class of 1959 through to members of the class of 2017 […]

Squash Magazine Cover December 2013

Your Serve February 2014

Great job on revamping Squash Magazine. Loved Kevin Klipstein’s story on his Cornell experience. We had even less comfort. When we played the Naval Academy in 1957, five of us drove from Ithaca to Annapolis in my Ford, which seated six. We arrived at Annapolis at about 11:00pm, were greeted by a midshipman and taken to the visiting team barracks. All […]

Vassar Goes Co-Ed

By Bill Buckingham In 1969, Vassar College declined an offer from Yale University to merge institutions. Instead it became the first and only of the original “Seven Sister” schools to become co-ed (Radcliffe was later absorbed by Harvard University). Forty four years later, head coach Jane Parker, forced by circumstances beyond her control, followed suit, […]