Friday, November 13, 2015

New Season & Ivy Scrimmages

As the college squash season is about to start, we want to update you on what's going on with the Harvard teams. It's going to be another exciting year!

Ivy Scrimmages

Both of our teams start the season at the Ivy Scrimmages at Yale this weekend. While the results don’t count towards the official rankings, teams will get a sense of which programs will be competing for the Ivy titles this year. 

In case you’re traveling to New Haven to watch the matches this weekend, we are attaching the draws and schedule to this e-mail. We will be posting match scores on social media:

Class of 2019

Both of our squads are exceptionally deep this year. While the women graduated a big class in the spring, we’re welcoming 3 strong freshmen to the program: Sabrina Sobhy, Kayley Leonard and Sophie Mehta. All 3 represented their countries at this year’s World Junior Championships (Sobhy and Leonard played for USA, Mehta for Canada) and are expected to play in the top 9. 

The men’s team only lost one top 9 player after last season. Our 3 freshmen (Jack Cooper, Alexi Gosset and Ethan Shoihet) are all top juniors and capable of making the top 9 already this year. 

2015 / 16 Schedule

The teams are excited to get going with the new season. Schedules are posted on

As always, we hope to see many of you at our matches this year. 

Go Crimson!

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

“A History of Harvard Squash, 1922-2010” Now Available For Purchase

In the wake of the release of Rob Dinerman’s “A History Of Harvard Squash, 1922-2010” at a Friends of Harvard Squash alumni/ae event this past Saturday evening, we have heard from a substantial number of people inquiring about how they can obtain copies of the book. To order one or more books, please mail a check ($100 per book) made out to Friends of Harvard Squash to the address below:

Friends of Harvard Squash
65 N. Harvard Street
Boston, MA 02163

Additionally, please send a confirmation email, including mailing address, to me (Hope Nichols Prockop) at so that I can double-check all book orders. Each book, shipped within the continental US, is $100.

Thank you.

Hope Nichols Prockop '90

Co-Chair, Friends of Harvard Squash

Monday, October 12, 2015

2014/15 Annual Report

Please click here to view the Friends of Harvard Squash FY15 Annual Report. The document provides an overview of how your support is making a real difference for Harvard Squash. 

Thank you for the continued support.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Serve & Return - October 24th

Our alumni event in October is just around the corner. 

We're looking forward to seeing many of you there!

Thursday, August 13, 2015

2015 Summer Update

Dear Harvard Squash family,

We hope you're all enjoying the summer. The Murr Center squash courts will remain fairly empty for another month before students return and we will start to prepare for another season. Meanwhile, we wanted to update you on what's happened with our program and what will take place in the next couple of months:

Congratulations to our Class of 2015 - Sobhy and Mendez receive senior awards

This year, we say goodbye to a big women's senior class and both of our men's senior co-captains. All of them have had a significant impact on the program and we wish them all the best in their future endeavors.

Harvard Squash Class of 2015: Julianne Chu, Haley Mendez, Julie Monrad, Megan Murray, Amanda Sobhy, Tyler Olson and Sachin Patel.

During graduation week, both Sobhy and Mendez were recognized at this year's Senior Letterwinners' Dinner. Sobhy was selected the top female athlete of her class (The Radcliffe Prize) for all of her accomplishments in the last four years. Co-Captain Mendez was recognized for overcoming her multiple injuries to make a contribution to her team (John P. Fadden Award). 

Read more about the event and awards on

Summer Alumni Events in Boston and New York

Alumni from mostly Reunion classes ('0's and '5's) came to the Murr Center in late May to reconnect with teammates and the coaching staff during Reunion Weekend. The 1990 Women's Howe Cup and Ivy Champion team had a perfect attendance (and Marty Clark '93 represented his sister and that team's Tri-Captain, Stephanie Clark '91.). Alumni children also had the chance to enjoy the great spirit of the squash program. Dave Fish '72 stopped in and according to many hasn't changed a bit! 

Former team members also got together at the Harvard Club of NYC later in the summer. Many of our current players joined alumni for the hit around as well as drinks and food afterwards. Once again, we want to thank Richard Chin and his staff for hosting us - it was a great evening!

Check out pictures from the events on our Facebook Page:

Serve and Return - October 24th

The Serve and Return alumni and team celebration will take place on October 24th at the Murr Center. As part of this historic event, we will have a hit around from 3-5pm for any eager players and at 6pm enjoy cocktails all together in the Hall of History, first floor of the Murr Center. During dinner, we will honor all of the coaching eras beginning with Harry Cowles, Jack Barnaby, Dave Fish, the first years of women's teams, Steve Piltch, Bill Doyle and Satinder Bajwa.  We will have the complete book, which has been written by Rob Dinerman, available at the event. Invitations will go out in a few weeks so please keep an eye out for one in the mail as well as in your email box. 

We have also designed and developed a new website for the program and its history. The site will be launched soon and we will let you know once it's live. 

What else has been going on?

Amanda Sobhy '15 won three gold medals at the Pan American Games in Toronto in July. She became the first player ever to win three golds in a single Pan Am event.

- Friends Co-Chair Hope Prockop '90 (U.S. Women's 40+ and 45+ Champion) won the Women's 45+ British Open Masters title in May. Prockop was unseeded and beat the top seed in the semifinal and the two seed in the final.

George Lemmon '83 reached the final of the U.S. Father & Son Doubles Championships together with his son, George B. In the final, they were beaten by Chris and Carson Spahr who defeated Tommy Mullaney '14 and his father, Tom, in the quarterfinals. 

Monday, February 23, 2015

Men finish 3rd in the nation

Harvard bounced back quickly from the semifinal loss against St. Lawrence by beating Columbia 6-3 on Sunday and finishing the season ranked #3 in the nation. Even without their #1 and #3 , Columbia was stronger at the top but Harvard won most of the matches at the middle and bottom. 

The coaches are happy with the season despite the semifinal loss. The top 6 players of the team are either freshmen or sophomores and all of them have improved and matured significantly since the start of the season. The team is only losing one out of its top 9 players and is looking to be stronger next year with the new recruits joining the team. In addition, the team won this year's Ivy League title and that's obviously a great achievement on its own. 

There's one more week to go in the college season: The individual nationals will be played at Princeton next weekend. Harvard's Amanda Sobhy '15 is seeded to win her fourth individual national title. The draws will be published later this week at 

Full results from men's team nationals:

Harvard vs. Rochester 5-4

Harvard vs. St. Lawrence 4-5

3/4 playoff
Harvard vs. Columbia 6-3

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Men lose against St. Lawrence

Our men fought hard in yesterday's semifinal against St. Lawrence but ended up losing the match 5-4. Harvard won at #4, #5, #6 and #7 but St. Lawrence was stronger at the top and bottom. 

We are playing against Columbia in the 3/4 playoff this afternoon at 1:30pm. 

You can follow the match through US Squash's live scoring service at:

Draws on the CSA website: