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Paving the Way

by Chris McClintick Amanda Sobhy has reached the finals of six of the past seven U.S. Women’s Championships. Her third national title this March marked was her second as a full-time professional squash player and her first as a professional supported by the US Squash Elite Athlete Program. The week leading into the National Singles […]

World Junior Championships: Brownell’s Break Through in Namibia

By Chris McClintick An uncompromising desert climate with a mean altitude (5, 436 ft), higher than that of Denver (5,280 ft), welcomed the world’s best junior squash talent in Windhoek, Namibia—a nation younger than the World Junior Championships itself. The former German colony is just the second African nation to host the Championships and third […]

Was This The Biggest Shock of All?

By Richard Eaton Photos Courtesy: Lynn Khoo Is it the beginning of the end for the highest profile player of all time? The question had been regarded by many as unthinkable but it certainly entered a few people’s minds after the relentlessly feted Nicol David suffered one of the biggest shocks of all time. World champion a record seven times, apparently the […]

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 […]

American Medal Haul at Pan Ams

Team USA brought home eight medals from the Pan American Federation Cup in Buenos Aires, Argentina, September 1-9. The U.S. representatives were comprised of a mix of youth and experience, led by player-coaches and former professionals, Gilly Lane and Natalie Grainger, with four players 20-years-old or younger: Harvard junior and world No. 22 Amanda Sobhy; […]

American Junior Girls Repeat Silver Performance

By Chris McClintick The Hasta La Vista Squash Club was constructed in Wroclow, Poland, with eighteen international courts, including two all-glass surrounded by stadium seating, with one goal in mind: to host the most spectacular World Junior Championships to date. And a spectacle it was. Streamed live to a global audience, the 2013 edition of […]

Masterful in Turin

The streets of historic Turin, Italy, were filled with more than 25,000 Masters Athletes processing behind the banner of their respective sports, led by marching bands, cheerleaders, and acrobats to mark the opening ceremonies of the eighth iteration of the World Masters Games in August. The International Olympic Committee-recognized celebration of thirty Masters sports, which […]

Massaro British Queen

By Richard Eaton Photos by Steve Line/squashpics.com There was a throw-away hint as to why the world’s most successful squash player might suffer her most startling defeat in four years, not long before the British Open began. It was uttered by her coach Liz Irving, when asked if Nicol David’s great ambassadorial efforts for squash’s […]

US Men Achieve Injury Riddled 12th

By Kristi Maroc Photos by Steve Line/squashpics.com As fans across the globe crowded around screens to watch the top players from 31 countries compete on three sideby- side glass courts that were simultaneously streamed live around the world, capacity crowds gathered in Mulhouse, France, to cheer from the sidelines at the highest level team event […]