More than two dozen Haverford School students will continue their athletic careers at their respective colleges and universities. Director of Athletics Michael Murphy hosted a virtual celebration to honor the boys’ commitment to their athletic careers and wish them well as they transition to their respective colleges and universities this fall.
The Haverford School Squash teams (Varsity A, Varsity B, and JV) compete in the Inter-Ac League (Episcopal Academy, Springside Chestnut Hill, Penn Charter, and Malvern Prep). Haverford is also part of a larger league, which includes the Inter-Ac, the Mid-Atlantic Squash Association (MASA). The 2019-20 Varsity team was undefeated in league play (6-0, 4-0 in the Inter-Ac). They won their 50th Inter-Ac title and extended their MASA title run to six. Haverford's tradition in squash is storied and includes many undefeated seasons and many future college squash players and team captains. The team won its lone official National Championship in 2017. The team has played second at Nationals in 2016, 2018, and 2019.
Sam Walters, who teaches in math in the Upper School, is the 2019-20 season head coach. He has been the assistant coach since 2009, taking the varsity B team to High School Nationals for the past seven years. Walters has been playing and coaching squash for more than 30 years; he was a founding member of the Northwestern University team in 1996 and served as boys’ head coach at The Hill School and Avon Old Farms School.
As part of the early signing period for Division I athletes, nine seniors at The Haverford School have announced their decisions to continue their athletic careers at the collegiate level.
More than two dozen Haverford students will continue their athletic careers at their respective colleges and universities in 11 different sports. Go Fords!
The second annual US Squash Junior Awards Dinner was held Saturday night, March 16, with a crowd of enthusiastic supporters during the 2019 U.S. Junior Squash Championships at Boars Head Pavilion in Charlottesville, Virginia. The dinner celebrated the importance of sportsmanship and squash excellence by honoring the achievements of junior players, graduating seniors and families leaving the junior program at the conclusion of the 2018-2019 season. Read the story, featuring Devon Li (sixth grade) and Quintin Campbell (Form IV) >
Thirty student-athletes from the Class of 2018 will be playing sports for their respective colleges and universities this fall.
Varsity B finished the regular season on a high note. The match was highlighted by an impressive win for Owen Yu at the #1 position. Overall record 4-2.