Juniors

Douglas and Stefanoni Reaffirm Junior Dominance; West Coast on the Rise

By Chris McClintick It was a banner year for Andrew Douglas and Marina Stefanoni, as both players repeated as national junior champions. While the 2016 National Juniors served as Douglas’ coming out party, the eighteen-year-old New Yorker returned to Harvard’s Murr Center as an established favorite, not only having defeated the defending world junior champion […]

Team USA Sends Message After Record 2017 British Junior Open

By Chris McClintick It was one of the biggest upsets in the long history of the British Junior Open. In January America’s Andrew Douglas, who two years ago placed twenty-second in the U17 division, upset the reigning world junior champion and BJO U19 top seed, Eain Yow Ng, in the round of sixteen. The result […]

Squash Boast: U.S. Junior Open Champions and Finalists

Two For the Ages

by Bill Buckingham Not only does seventy-four-year-old Jay Nelson clearly recall winning his first championship in any sport—the 1954 little league title in Saugus, MA, as a second baseman and pitcher—he also remembers many of the sixteen players he struck out hurling a perfect game at the age of twelve. While thirteen-year-old Marina Stefanoni’s recollection […]

Caring With Squash

By Nell Schwed Freshman at Dana Hall School, squash player and founder of her own nonprofit, Sydney Soloway uses the sport she loves to help children in need through SquashCares. Soloway’s squash career started early—in the fifth grade—but she wasn’t serious about it until joining the TOG Squash Academy, two years later. Squash provided a […]

2014 U.S. Junior Open

By Nell Schwed The U.S. Junior Open, hosted at Yale University in New Haven, CT, has grown into the largest individual junior tournament in the world. With nearly one-thousand entrants, representing thirty-five countries—the United States led the way in number of entrants; Canada and Egypt were a close second and third—across four venues, totaling forty-two […]

Junior National Team Prepares for Namibia

By Chris McClintick Last summer, Poland hosted its first-ever World Junior Squash Championships, which included the United States Junior Women’s team matching its best finish of second place. This summer, another nation will host its first World Junior Championships—Namibia. Six boys and five girls will travel to the south-African nation’s capital, Windhoek, August 10-21, to represent […]

Squash Boasts Ten Teams Crowned at U.S. High School Championships

The Avon Old Farms Winged Beavers and Greenwich Academy Gators won the 2014 U.S. High School Team Squash division one boy’s and girl’s championships respectively, at the largest squash tournament in the world, involving 151 schools and 1,403 players, representing sixteen states. After being forced to cancel the event due to Storm Nemo in 2013, Drexel University, […]

Haverford and Greenwich Academy Take Seventh Annual U.S. Middle School Team Championships

By Molly Davidson The seventh annual U.S. Middle School Team Squash Championships took place at Yale University’s Brady Squash Center January 31-February 2. Haverford took home the Boys’ Division I title and Greenwich Academy, once again, dominated the Girls’ Division I competition, taking the title for the third straight year. This year’s tournament saw a 33% increase in participation as 358 boys […]