Men’s and Women’s Squash Begin Season as Nation’s Top Ranked Teams

Amelia Henley and Victor Crouin striking balls on the squash court
Amelia Henley '20 and Victor Crouin '22 headline the defending national championship teams. (Photo courtesy - Gil Talbot)

CAMBRIDGE, Mass – With the season just a few weeks away, Harvard men's and women's squash look to continue its recent trend of success. The Crimson is coming off a season in which both the men's and women's squads captured the Ivy, national and individual national championships.

With the bulk of the rosters returning, the College Squash Association has awarded Harvard the preseason number one ranking in both divisions.

For the men, defending Molloy Cup Champion, Victor Crouin headlines a team that returns eight double-digit match winners from a year ago. The trio of Timothy Brownell, Saadeldin Abouaish and Sean Hughes will captain the team through the 2019-20 campaign.

The journey for the team's 29th national title begins Nov. 20, when the Crimson takes on MIT in a cross-town matchup.

On the women's side, the 2019 Ramsay Cup winner, Gina Kennedy, leads a team coming off an undefeated season and a combined perfect record of 117-0 in dual match play. Captains Amelia Henley and Kennedy, lead a team returning six starters and three All-America selections.

The women begin their 2019-20 season at home on Nov. 17 when they host Tufts at the Murr Center.

The season unofficially begins this weekend in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania when the Ivy League teams gather to compete at the Ivy scrimmages.