Congratulations to the juniors from our area who took titles at the August Mid-Atlantic and South-East Regional Junior Championships or who placed well at the National Junior Championship Tournament (JCT) last weekend. At the regional championships that were played in Atlanta, Arjith Mathew (BU15), Trinity Moshi (GU13), and Elise Kang (GU15) took home first place trophies. Sami Garside reached the BU15 final, while Daniel King (BU17) and Makeda Moshi (GU15) took third. At the JCT in San Francisco, which attracted the top-ranked USA juniors, Daniel King pulled off repeated five-game upsets in the main draw. Playing in his first-ever JCT, and seeded in the bottom group at 33/48, King reached the BU17 quarters, a nearly unheard of feat, and finshed sixth. Rohan Bhatia also reached the BU17 quarters, a personal best JCT result for him as well. GU13 Akaisha Bhatia, the #7 seed, knocked out the #2 seed in the quarters in an impressive four-game match and took … Continue Reading ››
Francis X. Rienzo Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Lee Reed announced the hiring of Tim Lasusa as the inaugural head coach of the squash program. Lasusa comes to the Hilltop after spending the past four seasons as an assistant coach at Yale. "I am excited and honored to be joining the Georgetown community," Lasusa said. "Georgetown has an incredible tradition of excellence in college athletics and I am thrilled to be a part of the inaugural varsity season for squash. I would like to thank Lee Reed and Kelli Myers for this amazing opportunity and I look forward to beginning this journey with the team." Lasusa previously served as an assistant coach for both the men's and women's teams at Yale under coach Dave Talbott. He guided the men's squad to a top-five finish in 2019 and guided the women's team to a top-three finish in the 2020 College Squash Association rankings. Prior … Continue Reading ››
AJ Copeland is organizing a Women's Squash Week event on Sunday September 26 at Squash on Fire, from 9:00-11:00am. Attendance is FREE and all ages and skill levels welcome! You must register for the event, which you can do by clicking here.
The first ever JCT will be held in Washington DC at Squash on Fire and the St. James. Get more info or sign up here.
The members of the National Capital Squash Board of Directors are greatly saddened to announce that Jeremy Barnes passed away on July 1. Jeremy was the beloved son of Rod and Connie Barnes, brother to Jacqueline and a dear friend to our squash community. Rod and Connie have told us that while they grieve that Jeremy’s life was marked by persistent illness and tragically cut short, we should console ourselves with the fact he still managed to pack more in his 23 years than many would dare in a lifetime, and that now the struggle with his difficulties is over, he is finally at peace. In Jeremy's memory, the Jeremy Barnes Memorial Fund has been set up to provide perpetual yearly assistance to worthy recipients who wish to learn and play squash. If you would like to donate to the Jeremy Barnes Memorial Fund, click here. The Barnes family welcomes your attendance at a Celebration … Continue Reading ››
Squash is continuing is march southward. Another local school has announced a varsity squash program...Georgetown University. Read more about it here!
The annual grudge match between Baltimore and Washington DC is slated for March 28th between 2-5 pm at Squash on Fire. This is a one-match team format. The visiting team sends its line-up and the host team matches that line up with appropriate opponents. We play one match, then have a social at a local watering hole. Keep your eyes out for an email from AJ Copeland requesting players.
For the second consecutive year, the US Squash Masters Championships will be hosted at Squash on Fire in April 3-5. Masters pits players in age groups from 35-85 for a weekend of great squash. Regardless of the host club, DC always sends a big contingent of players. With it in our home town, let's see a great DC showing this spring! Register here by March 18.
National Capital Squash (NCS) is pleased to announce a scholarship program to encourage high school varsity or club teams to participate in the US SQUASH 2020 National High School Championships. The High School Championships offers divisions for teams at all skill levels. Even if your team has never played in a team tournament, you will be placed in a division that should provide good competition. There are up to two scholarships for up to two teams. Each scholarship would be for up to $1500 to pay for entry fees and a portion of other expenses. Here are the eligibility requirements:
- The school has not sent any team to any prior US SQUASH High School Championship.
- The team must have played team matches recorded in the US SQUASH database against other teams (ideally, at least four such matches prior to the seeding of the High School Championship).
- A team must have at least … Continue Reading ››