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 […]

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, […]

Squash Boasts What Advice Would You Give To Other No. 9 Players

What advice would you give to other No. 9 players across the country regarding their position on their college teams? Matthew Mackin—Trinity, senior Having played in the No. 9 position for the majority of my college squash career, the most important piece of advice I can give is to never underestimate your opponent. The college […]

Upstate Upstarts: Rochester and St. Lawrence are Looking to Rock the Men’s College Squash Boat

By Bill Buckingham Photos by Michael Bello The wall of fame right outside the office of St. Lawrence University coach Chris Abplanalp, boasts plaques of former athletic stars, the most popular with the tour groups being a former wrestling standout (not to mention the top gladiator the school ever produced), By the name of Kirk […]

2013-2014 College Squash Season Preview

By Dent Wilkins The 2013-2014 College Squash season promises to feature tight competition in both the Women’s and Men’s leagues, with teams looking to build on last year’s successes. Team rosters will be strengthened by an influx of top freshman, many of whom recently competed for the U.S. National Team at the World Junior Championships. […]

Pastures New: Bob Callahan Retires From Princeton Squash After a Revolutionary Career

By James Zug It was never supposed to work out like this. In the summer of 1981, Princeton’s athletic director asked Bob Callahan, newly-married IBM salesman, to be on a search committee to find a new coach for the Princeton University men’s squash team. He was a recent alum, former captain and lived nearby. He […]

2012-2013 College Squash Season Recap

By Anne Bello Certain names appear again and again in the College Squash Association’s championship history. By the time the 2012-2013 season was in the books, both the Harvard women and the Trinity men had recorded their fourteenth team championships. Harvard defeated Trinity 5-4 to win the Howe Cup, their third national title in four years. Trinity […]

Will’s World Collaborative Calls

By Will Carlin On a cold, crisp Thursday evening thirty-one years ago, numerous vans started arriving at Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts. A light snowfall muffled the town, but most of the vehicles were filled with noisy, nervous young men. As the vans pulled into various hotels, laughter and high volume teasing could be heard […]