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New Players, New Coaches, New Stories: Intercollegiate Squash Preview



The Double Treble: Harvard’s Haul Punctuates a Superlative Season

by James Zug Photography by Michael T. Bello/mtbello.com. For college squash, the twenty teens turned out to be the Decade of Way. Mike Way started coaching at Harvard in August 2010. Since then his squads have captured nine national team titles; the next best mark for the decade is six, by Trinity. His players have […]

National Singles on Fire

[Above: Olivia Blatchford Clyne and Todd Harrity] By James Zug For the 108th time, the best singles players in the country gathered to play each other for the right to claim a national championship. The 2019 National Singles, spread across seventeen divisions, were special not just because it continued the squash world’s oldest annual national […]

Robinson and Rosini Save Match Balls at National Juniors

[Above: Thomas Rosini and Olivia Robinson] by Chris McClintick The 2019 U.S. Junior Championships yielded several firsts since the inaugural 1977 National Juniors. The first National Juniors ever held in Charlottesville, Virginia, saw the boys’ and girls’ five seeds—Olivia Robinson and Thomas Rosini—make tournament history by capturing the U19 titles. There were also no repeat […]

Double or Everything: National Doubles Crowns New and Repeat Champions

[Above: Georgina Stoker (hitting the ball) & Meredeth Quick (also in white) overcame Steph Hewitt (far left) and Victoria Simmonds in the finals.] by Chris McClintick The eighty-fourth National Doubles saw three out of four Open division champions augment title records, two doubles legends continue their mastery through the age groups and six new age […]

Exit Stage Left: Nicol David & Ramy Ashour Retire



Modeling Access at the Arlen Specter US Squash Center

With its planned fall 2020 opening, the Arlen Specter US Squash Center will act as the anchor facility for the development of squash in the United States. The Specter Center’s programming will support all of the core elements of US Squash’s mission and objectives: access, community, excellence and sportsmanship. The Specter Center will offer unparalleled […]

$1 Million: Professional Squash Hits Milestone in Chicago

By James Zug One million. Never in the century-plus history of professional squash had a single tournament offered a seven-digit prize money purse. In the recent past, there had been a smattering of events that upped earnings to record heights (the 2007 men’s and women’s Kuwait Open totaled $250,000; the 2010 men’s World Open in […]