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Trinity: 2018-2019 Men’s College Squash Season Preview

Thu, 2018-11-08 11:41
The numbers from last season say all you need to know about the dominance of CSA Men’s National Team Champions Trinity College.  20 wins and zero losses.  Three CSA All-America selections. Six All-NESCAC awardees, including the NESCAC Player of the Year, Michael Craig. One conference championship and one national championship.  Head Coach Paul Assaiante and […]

Colby: 2018-2019 Women’s College Squash Season Preview

Thu, 2018-11-08 08:57
After reaching their highest ranking in this decade in 2015 – Number 19 – the Colby College Women’s Squash team has settled back into the lower half of the C Division rankings over the past few years. Enter Chris Abplanalp, formerly the head coach of the men’s and women’s squash teams at St. Lawrence with […]

Columbia: 2018-2019 Women’s College Squash Season Preview

Wed, 2018-11-07 16:21
The Columbia Lions Women’s Squash team has made a gradual march up the rankings to a solid place in the bottom half of the Howe Cup (A Division) draw, but in recent years they have stalled there. 2018 was a possible breakthrough year, with Columbia beating Penn in the regular season for the first time […]

St. Lawrence: 2018-2019 Men’s College Squash Season Preview

Wed, 2018-11-07 13:39
Last season, St. Lawrence Men’s Squash battled through an injury-plagued season to still finish ranked 4th in the country and to win their fifth straight Liberty League championships.  Many figured 2018 was their year to compete for the National Championship, but it was not to be.  Now the Saints face a great deal of uncertainty […]

Princeton: 2018-2019 Men’s College Squash Season Preview

Tue, 2018-11-06 16:03
The Princeton Men’s Squash team returned to Potter Cup (A Division) competition in 2018 for the first time since the 2012-2013 season.  They squeaked in under the wire in 8th position last season, but the Tigers have a roster that is built to secure their position in Potter Cup play for a few more years. […]

Cornell: 2018-2019 Women’s College Squash Season Preview

Tue, 2018-11-06 13:22
The Cornell Women’s Squash team has participated in Howe Cup (A Division) play at the CSA Team Naitonal Championships for the last ten years. 2018 is the closest the Big Red have come to falling out of the top 8, finishing the regular season in 8th place and playing to their seed in the postseason.  […]

Penn: 2018-2019 Men’s College Squash Season Preview

Tue, 2018-11-06 11:33
Over the last month of the regular season in 2018, the Penn Men’s Squash team endured a grueling stretch of nine matches, including seven contests against teams ranked in the top 9 in the country at the time.  Six of those matches finished with a 5-4 final team score, and Penn had a 3-3 record […]

Dartmouth: 2018-2019 Women’s College Squash Season Preview

Tue, 2018-11-06 09:02
Following two straight Kurtz Cup championships in 2016 and 2017, the Dartmouth Women’s Squash team took a small step back in 2018, falling to familiar Kurtz Cup final opponent Drexel.  That was actually Dartmouth’s fifth Kurtz Cup final in six years, dropping their record to such matches to 3-3. The last time the Big Green […]

Navy: 2018-2019 Men’s College Squash Season Preview

Mon, 2018-11-05 16:11
Rookie Head Coach Tyler Osborne arrived on base at the U.S. Naval Academy this summer with an impressive playing and coaching resume and a full understanding of the task he was taking on. “Navy has been in the bottom half of the B draw for the last couple years and with the league getting stronger, […]

MIT: 2018-2019 Men’s College Squash Season Preview

Mon, 2018-11-05 13:35
After spending several years ranked in the 30s of the CSA Men’s Team Rankings, MIT made a drastic jump to Number 21 in 2017.  Consistently performing at a new level can be just as challenging as getting there, but MIT was able to show that they are there to stay in 2018, finishing in 22nd […]

Dickinson: 2018-2019 Women’s College Squash Season Preview

Mon, 2018-11-05 11:23
Relatively new women’s varsity program Dickinson College has made solid improvement up the rankings since joining the CSA in 2014.  Last year was their biggest jump yet – 5 spots from 23 to 18 – earning the Red Devils the 2018 CSA Women’s Most Improved Team Award.  Number 18 also marked the highest end-of-season ranking […]

Middlebury: 2018-2019 Men’s College Squash Season Preview

Mon, 2018-11-05 09:07
The Middlebury College Men’s Squash team finished 2018 in very strong fashion, upsetting two higher ranked teams at the CSA Men’s Team National Championships en route to a Number 19 final ranking.  The team also picked up some nice accolades towards the end of the season with the top two players – Will Cembalest and […]

CSA Preseason Rankings Released

Fri, 2018-11-02 16:29
On Wednesday, the College Squash Association (CSA) released the men’s and women’s team rankings prior to the start of the 2018-2019 season. This is the first rankings release of several that take place over the course of the season. A poll of all varsity coaches, who each receive one vote, determines the order of the […]

Hobart: 2018-2019 Men’s College Squash Season Preview

Fri, 2018-11-02 14:56
In the last five years, Hobart’s Men’s Squash team has zeroed in on the Conroy Cup championship three times.  Like the two other times prior, the Statesmen fell short of the championship again in 2018, finishing the year ranked 26th in the country.  Predicting where Hobart will end up in 2019 is a crapshoot given […]

Drexel: 2018-2019 Women’s College Squash Season Preview

Fri, 2018-11-02 12:29
The Drexel University Women’s Squash team has made a gradual march up the rankings reaching Number 10 for two straight years in 2016 and 2017.  That all changed last year when Drexel broke through with a win in the Kurtz Cup championship final, clinching their highest end-of-season ranking in program history.  Now with their sights […]

Haverford: 2018-2019 Men’s College Squash Season Preview

Fri, 2018-11-02 10:33
Things are looking up for the Haverford College Men’s Squash program, as the team continues to reach levels it has not seen in some time. By finishing ranked 28th in the country, the Fords matched the best year-end ranking since the end of the 2005 season.  Haverford reached the 10-win plateau for the third time […]

Franklin & Marshall: 2018-2019 Women’s College Squash Season Preview

Fri, 2018-11-02 07:59
The Franklin & Marshall Women’s Squash team got off to a bit of a slow start in the 2017-2018 season, losing their first 12 matches to some of the best teams in the country.  The Diplomats were able to turn it around, however, winning four of their last seven matches, including two of three to […]

Hamilton: 2018-2019 Women’s College Squash Preview

Thu, 2018-11-01 15:09
In 2018 Walker Cup competition at the CSA Team National Championships, Hamilton played to their seed, finishing in sixth position and 22nd overall. 2018-2019 is a new season, however, and with new seasons come new challenges and opportunities. The biggest challenge Head Coach Jamie King faces results from roster turnover.  The Class of 2018 had […]

Harvard: 2018-2019 Men’s College Squash Season Preview

Thu, 2018-11-01 12:31
According to Head Coach Mike Way, Harvard’s goal each year is to contend for the Ivy League Championship, the CSA National Championship, and the CSA Individual Championship.  The succeeded in meeting the goal, being in the top two in each competition, but the actual results may have surprised some people.  The only championship the Crimson […]

George Washington: 2018-2019 Women’s College Squash Season Preview

Thu, 2018-11-01 10:39
In 2018, the George Washington Women’s program was seeded to compete for a finish in the top half of the Kurtz Cup results.  Unfortunately, it was not meant to be, as they sustained two close upset losses in the CSA Women’s Team Championships, falling to Number 14.  This fall, the Colonials eagerly return to the […]