2017-18 Women's Squash News

  • Written Senior Perspectives - Sue Ann Yong, Women's Squash
    July 03, 2018
    We all know the Harvard stereotypes – competitive, ambitious, hardworking. Those attributes might sound familiar to all of us from our life long relationship with competitive squash. Performing under pressure has become second nature, in the words of our head coach Mike Way: “I’ve been here before, I know what to do” – sounds like the perfect recipe to surviving Harvard.
  • Ten Harvard Student-Athletes Earn 2018 Winter Academic-All Ivy Honors
    April 10, 2018
    The Ivy League has announced the names of 80 student-athletes – including 10 from Harvard – who have been selected to the 2018 Winter Academic All-Ivy League team.
  • Ivy League Enhances Exposure, Fan Experience with Long-Term ESPN Agreement
    April 04, 2018
    The Ivy League and ESPN have agreed to a long-term relationship to showcase Ivy League events through a variety of ESPN platforms, including at least 24 events annually on ESPN’s linear networks and more than 1,100 annually on ESPN+. This will include coverage for all 42 Harvard varsity programs.
  • Kennedy Edged by Sedky, 3-1, in National Championship
    March 04, 2018
    Gina Kennedy of the Harvard women’s squash team was edged 3-1 by Reeham Sedky of Penn in the CSA Individual National Championship. Sedky was the top overall seed and ended Kennedy’s 18-0 run this season. Sedky took the match by scores of 11-5, 8-11, 11-7 and 11-8.
  • Gina Kennedy to Play for Second Straight National Championship
    March 03, 2018
    Harvard women’s squash’s Gina Kennedy is set to play for her second consecutive national championship title tomorrow afternoon at 12:30 p.m. Kennedy defeated teammate Amelia Henley to take the spot in the final, and will face No. 1 seeded Reeham Sedky from Penn.
  • Three Women’s Squash Players Advance to National Semifinals
    March 02, 2018
    Five Harvard women’s squash players have advanced to the national semifinals in their respective brackets at the end of day one of the CSA Individual Nationals in Washington D.C. All eight competitors that made the trip advanced past the opening round, however the structure of the bracket pitted Harvard player against Harvard player, inevitably ending seasons.
  • Harvard Sending 12 to CSA Individual National Championships
    February 28, 2018
    Twelve members of the Harvard squash program will compete for individual honors at the 2018 Collegiate Squash Association's (CSA) Individual Championship hosted by George Washington University. Reigning women’s national champion Gina Kennedy headlines the Crimson contingent headed for the nation’s capital. The three-day event will begin on Friday, March 2, and continue through Sunday, March 4. Live scoring and select broadcasts will be available at
  • No. 1 Women’s Squash Leads League with Four All-Ivy Selections
    February 20, 2018
    Four members of the 2018 national-champion women’s Harvard squash program received a First-Team All-Ivy distinction this afternoon. Gina Kennedy, Kayley Leonard, Alyssa Mehta, and Sabrina Sobhy garnered the award following the Crimson’s undefeated season (15-0, 7-0 Ivy League). Harvard’s four honorees are the most of any Ivy League school.
  • No. 1 Women’s Squash Wins Fourth Straight Howe Cup, Nation-Leading 18th National Championship
    February 18, 2018
    The No. 1 Harvard women’s squash program entered the 2018 Collegiate Squash Association’s Howe Cup draw as heavy favorites and demonstrated why. The Crimson capped a perfect season (15-0) with a 9-0 victory against No. 3 Trinity, earning its fourth consecutive national championship in the process. Harvard’s seventh title in the past nine seasons is its 18th overall – the most of any program in the country.
  • With Title Shot On-the-Line, No. 1 Women’s Squash Dominates No. 5 Yale
    February 17, 2018
    For the second time in eight days, the No. 1 Harvard women’s squash team faced No. 5 Yale. At stake today was a spot in the Collegiate Squash Association’s title match. The Crimson (14-0) dominated the Bulldogs (11-5) on all nine courts in the national semifinal and earned the right to play for its fourth consecutive national championship. The 9-0 victory extended Harvard’s winning streak to 52 matches.
  • Recap: Women's Squash vs. Yale
    February 17, 2018
    Feb. 17, 2018 - Howe Cup / CSA Semifinal
  • No. 1 Women’s Squash Advances to National Semifinal
    February 16, 2018
    The No. 1 Harvard women’s squash team advanced to the CSA semifinals after a 9-0 defeat of No. 8 Cornell this evening at the Murr Center Squash Courts. The Crimson will now prepare for a 2:30 p.m. matchup on Saturday with No. 3 Yale, that defeated Stanford 5-4 earlier this afternoon.
  • No. 1 Women’s Squash Going for Fourth Straight National Championship on Home Courts
    February 15, 2018
    The Harvard women’s squash team is the top-seed for the 2018 Collegiate Squash Association (CSA) Team Championship tournament being hosted at the Murr Center beginning on Friday, Feb. 16. The Crimson will put its 50-match winning streak on the line as it pursues a fourth straight Howe Cup. Harvard will open the competition against No. 8 Cornell on Friday at 4 p.m. In addition to providing live scoring for every match, the CSA will stream select matches throughout the weekend.
  • No. 1 Women’s Squash Claims Ivy Title Outright with Sweep of No. 10 Brown
    February 11, 2018
    The No. 1 Harvard women’s squash team officially completed its quest for a third-straight Ivy League title with a 9-0 defeat of No. 10 Brown on Sunday afternoon. The Crimson (12-0, 7-0 Ivy) had clinched a share of its 22nd Ancient Eight crown with a sweep of Yale on Friday, before claiming the title outright today against the Bears (5-9, 0-7 Ivy).
  • Recap: Women's Squash vs. Brown
    February 11, 2018
    Feb. 11, 2018
  • No. 1 Women’s Squash Blanks No. 5 Yale, Claims Share of Ivy Title
    February 09, 2018
    The No. 1 Harvard women’s squash team defeated No. 5 Yale, 9-0, to claim a share of the 2018 Ivy League title. The Crimson (11-0, 6-0 Ivy) swept seven matches at the Brady Squash Center subdue the Bulldogs (9-4, 4-2 Ivy) for its third straight Ancient Eight crown.
  • Third Straight Ivy Title Within Grasp of No. 1 Women’s Squash
    February 08, 2018
    The No. 1 Harvard women’s squash has two chances to clinch at least a share of the Ivy League title this weekend. The first, on Friday, Feb. 9 at No. 5 Yale. The second, at home on Sunday against No. 10 Brown. Harvard travels to Brady Squash Center to take on the Bulldogs (9-3, 4-1 Ivy) at 4 p.m. The Crimson then close out the regular season against the Bears (5-6, 0-5 Ivy) Sunday at noon. Both matches are available to be streamed on the Ivy League Network.
  • Women’s Squash Flies Past Quakers, 8-1
    February 04, 2018
    The No. 2 Harvard women’s squash team flew past No. 7 Penn, 8-1, on Sunday afternoon in the Murr Center. The Crimson (10-0, 5-0 Ivy League) swept seven matches to extend its winning streak to five matches against the Quakers (6-5, 2-3 Ivy League).
  • Recap: Women's Squash vs. Penn
    February 04, 2018
    Women's Squash def. Penn, 8-1
  • Women’s Squash Knocks-Off No. 1 Princeton, 8-1
    February 03, 2018
    The three-time defending national champion, unbeaten, and second-ranked Harvard women’s squash team entered its match with top-ranked Princeton as the underdog on Saturday. The Crimson (8-1, 4-0 Ivy League) won at spots two through nine to upset the Tigers (10-1, 3-1 Ivy League) and become the front-runner for its third straight Ivy League title. Harvard extended its winning streak to 47 matches in handing Princeton its first loss of the season.
  • Recap: Women's Squash vs. Princeton
    February 03, 2018
    No. 2 Women's Squash upsets No. 1 Princeton, 8-1
  • Women’s Squash Eyeing No. 1 Princeton, CSA Championship Rematch vs. Penn
    February 01, 2018
    Rematches of the 2017 Collegiate Squash Association team championship and a national semifinal will take place in the Murr Center this weekend. At stake is a direct path to an Ivy League title. The undefeated No. 2 Harvard women’s squash teams meets unbeaten No. 1 Princeton this Saturday and No. 7 Penn on Sunday. Both matches are slated for noon.
  • No. 2 Women’s Squash Aces Test, Subdues No. 3 Bantams
    January 29, 2018
    The No. 2 Harvard women’s squash team withstood its toughest test of the season to-date, defeating No. 3 Trinity, 8-1, on Monday night at the Kellner Squash Center. The Crimson (8-0) weathered the Bantams (10-2) to retain its perfect record and extend its unbeaten streak to 46 matches.
  • Women’s Squash Cruises Past Drexel
    January 28, 2018
    The second-ranked Harvard women’s squash team handed No. 9 Drexel a 9-0 loss on Sunday afternoon at the Murr Center. The Crimson (7-0) swept all nine slots to reduce the Dragons to 5-8 on the year. Harvard has won its last 26-of-27 matches in three games. The Crimson move to 3-0 in the series with Drexel.
  • Recap: Women's Squash vs. Drexel
    January 28, 2018
    Jan. 28, 2018
  • Women’s Squash Faces No. 9 Drexel Prior to No. 3 Trinity
    January 26, 2018
    Two of the nation’s powerhouse squash programs are set to play on Monday. First, the No. 2 Harvard women’s squash must get past No. 9 Drexel in a contest slated for Sunday, Jan. 28 at noon in the Murr Center. The Crimson then open a stretch of play against four of the top seven teams in the Collegiate Squash Rankings when it travels to compete with No. 3 Trinity on Monday at 4 p.m.
  • No. 1 Women’s Squash Too Much for No. 4 Stanford
    January 21, 2018
    The No. 1 Harvard women’s squash team defeated its highest-ranked opponent of the 2018 campaign thus far on Sunday afternoon in the Murr Center. The Crimson (6-0, 3-0 Ivy League) topped No. 4 Stanford at all nine spots to push its win streak to 34. The win was Harvard’s 14th in the series with Stanford and preserved its perfect record in the all-time series.
  • No. 1 Women’s Squash Eases Past No. 19 Tufts
    January 20, 2018
    The No. 1 Harvard women’s squash team made quick work of No. 19 Tufts on Saturday afternoon. The Crimson won all nine matches against its crosstown opponent to improve to 5-0 on the year.  The win was Harvard’s 13th in the series with Tufts and preserved its perfect record in the all-time series.
  • Women’s Squash Battles No. 19 Tufts, No. 4 Stanford in Weekend Tilt
    January 18, 2018
    The top-ranked Harvard women’s squash team will defend its home courts against No. 19 Tufts and No. 4 Stanford this weekend. The Crimson (4-0, 3-0 Ivy League) meet the Jumbos (9-2) on Saturday, Jan. 20, at noon and take on the Cardinal (7-1) Sunday at 11:30 a.m. The matches will be streamed live on the Ivy League Network.
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