Girls' Squash

Varsity

Overview

Blair Academy's squash program was founded in 1993. Nearly 70 Blair students play organized squash each year, filling out competitive girls’ and boys’ varsity, junior varsity and thirds sides in the winter, as well as heavily subscribed off-season introductory and developmental programs in the spring and fall. We train and play on seven international courts in Tracy Hall. Blair is a perennial host of the New Jersey High School Championships.

Blair's girls squash team begins interscholastic competition in late November and continues through mid-February. Varsity and JV teams play a competitive schedule against other schools in the Mid-Atlantic Prep League (MAPL), in addition to non-league teams. Our opponents include Lawrenceville, Hill, Mercersburg, Miss Porter's, Nichols School, St. Andrew's, Kent Place, Poly Prep and Pingry.

Blair seeks both experienced and inexperienced players who love the thrill of a game that combines the intellectual challenge of chess with the exhilaration of being pushed to your physical limits. Prospective students are invited to take time during their visit to see the courts and introduce themselves or contact director of Blair squash programs .

Meet the Coach

Meet Coach Moore

, director of Blair squash programs & head varsity coach, started the squash program in 1993, after having played squash for Cornell, coached at The Hill School and worked as an assistant pro at a club in McLean, Virginia.

Over the years, he has also served on the Junior Development Committee of U.S. Squash and as president of the Rochester (NY) Squash Racquets Association and played for the United States in the 2000 Lapham-Grant Trophy matches against Canada. Coach Moore currently serves on the board of the Northern New Jersey Squash Racquets Association and as a staff coach during the summers at Williams College's Squash & Beyond Camps. Off the court, he serves as Blair’s English department chair and teaches both English 1 and English AP literature.

Schedule

View directions to athletic events. To read recaps about past events, go to the "Team News" tab above.

Opponent Date Time Advantage Result Score Status
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Roster

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Team News

News & Recaps

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Photos

View more photos from the 2016-2017 season or past years on Blair's Flickr.

Past Results

Winter 2016-2017

Date Opponent Location Time Results
12/3 Poly Prep Invitational Away 9:00 am
12/10 Sacred Heart Away 4:00 pm 3-4 L
12/12 Pingry Home 4:00 pm 5-4 W
1/8 States TBD 9:00 am PPD
1/11 Pingry Away 4:00 pm 3-6 L
1/14 Hill Away 1:00 pm 8-1 W
1/14 Mercersburg Away 1:00 pm 7-2 W
1/18 Poly Prep Home 4:30 pm 9-0 W
1/21 Millburn Home 2:00 pm Canc.
1/27 Buffalo Seminary - Buffalo Invitational Away 10-0 W
1/28 Nichols School - Buffalo Invitational Away 7-3 W
1/28 Nardin Academy - Buffalo Invitational Away 10-0 W
2/1 Lawrenceville Home 3:30 pm 8-1 W
2/10 Nationals Away
2/11 Nationals Away
2/12 Nationals Away
2/18 MAPLs @ Mercersburg Away 12:00 pm

Winter 2015-2016

Date Opponent Location Time Results
12/4 Miss Porter's Home 7:30 pm 7-2 W
12/5 Hill Home 2:30 pm 9-0 W
12/5 Nichols Home 7:30 pm 8-1 W
12/9 Pingry Home 4:30 pm 2-5 L
12/12 Darien (CT) @ Poly Invitational Away 10:30 am 7-0 W
12/12 Conestoga (PA) @ Poly Invitational Away 12:15 pm 3-4 L
12/12 Poly Prep Away 2:00 pm 7-0 W
1/3 NJ States Home
1/9 Mercersburg Home 1:00 pm 9-0 W
1/9 Hill Home 3:00 pm 8-1 W
1/13 Poly Prep Home 4:00 pm 8-1 W
1/16 Sacred Heart Home 1:00 pm 5-4 W
1/20 Pingry @ Drew University Away 4:00 pm 2-6 L
1/23 Millburn Home 2:00 pm PPD
1/27 Lawrenceville Away 3:45 pm 3-6 L
2/6 Sacred Heart Away 2:00 pm 3-4 L
2/12 Lawrenceville @ Nationals Away 0-7 L
2/12 Groton HS @ Nationals Away 1-6 L
2/13 Episcopal HS @ Nationals Away 4-3 W
2/14 Sacred Heart @ Nationals Away 3-5 L
2/20 MAPLs @ Lawrenceville Away 3:00 pm 2nd-Place

Winter 2014-2015

Date Opponent Location Time Results
12/3 Pingry Away 4:00 pm 1-7 L
12/6 Hill Invitational Away 2:00 pm 2-0 W
1/4 NJ States Home 8:00 am
1/7 Hackley School Away 4:30 pm 3-4 L
1/10 Hill Away 2:00 pm 8-1 W
1/10 Mercersburg @ Hill Away 2:00 pm 8-1 W
1/12 Pingry Home 4:30 pm 2-5 L
1/14 Poly Prep Home 4:15 pm 7-2 W
1/21 Lawrenceville Home 3:00 pm 6-3 W
1/22 Sacred Heart Away 4:00 pm 5-2 W
1/26 Poly Prep Away 4:15 pm Canc.
2/5 Nichols School (NY) @ Trinity College Away 7:30 pm 4-3 W
2/6 Brooks School @ Nationals Away 2-5 L
2/7 Nichols School @ Nationals Away 4-3 W
2/7 Middlesex @ Nationals Away 4-3 W
2/8 Sacred Heart @ Nationals Away 4-3 W
2/11 Hill Home 4:00 pm 9-0 W
2/14 MAPLs @ Hill Away 1:30 pm 2nd Place

Winter 2013-2014

Date Opponent Location Time Results
12/4 Pingry Away 4:00 pm 1-6 L
12/6 Poly Prep Home 4:15 pm 3-4 L
12/8 City Squash Home 12:00 pm
12/10 St. Andrew's School Home 3:30 pm Canceled
12/12 Hackley School Home 4:30 pm 1-6 L
1/5 Prep States Home 8:00 am
1/11 Westminster/Hill/Mercersburg @ Mercersburg Away 11:00 am Blair 1 - EHS 8
Blair 8 - Mburg 1
Blair 9 - Hill 0
1/15 Pingry Home 4:00 pm 2-5 L
1/18 Lawrenceville/Lancaster Country Day @ Lawrenceville Away 2:00 pm Blair 9 - LCD 0
Blair 7 - Lawrenceville 2
1/22 Lawrenceville Away 3:45 pm
1/25 Nichols and Berkshire @ Hamilton College Away Canceled
1/28 St. Andrew's School
Canceled
2/7 Nationals Away Blair 6 - Conestoga 1
2/8 Nationals Away Blair 2 - Westover 5 Blair 4 - Rye HS 3
2/9 Nationals Away Blair 1 - Squash Haven 6
2/12 St. Andrew's School Away 4:00 pm Canceled
2/15 MAPLs @ Mercersburg 11:00am 3rd Place

JV

Overview

Blair Academy's squash program was founded in 1993. Nearly 70 Blair students play organized squash each year, filling out competitive girls’ and boys’ varsity, junior varsity and thirds sides in the winter, as well as heavily subscribed off-season introductory and developmental programs in the spring and fall. We train and play on seven international courts in Tracy Hall. Blair is a perennial host of the New Jersey High School Championships.

Blair's girls squash team begins interscholastic competition in late November and continues through mid-February. Varsity and JV teams play a competitive schedule against other schools in the Mid-Atlantic Prep League (MAPL), in addition to non-league teams. Our opponents include Lawrenceville, Hill, Mercersburg, Hackley, Brearley, Stuart, Poly Prep and Pingry.

Blair seeks both experienced and inexperienced players who love the thrill of a game that combines the intellectual challenge of chess with the exhilaration of being pushed to your physical limits. Prospective students are invited to take time during their visit to see the courts and introduce themselves or contact director of Blair squash programs .

Meet the Coaches

Meet Coach Lunger

, appointed in 2000, graduated magna cum laude in 1988 from Bowdoin College with a BA in classics and archaeology. In 1995, he earned an MA in ancient history from the Pennsylvania State University and, in 1999, received a JD at the University of Arizona. Eric previously taught Latin at Fountain Valley School in Colorado. During his tenure at Blair, Eric has served as housemaster of Insley Hall's Flight Deck and Mason Hall, as well as dorm resident in West Hall. He has served as head or assistant coach for boys' varsity lacrosse and ice hockey. Eric currently coaches girls' JV squash and boys' JV lacrosse. He is married to Mary Penn Lunger, a veteran English teacher at Blair. The Lungers live in Wayside Cottage with their daughter, Emily ‘17, a Blair senior, and their sons, Philip and Graves.

Meet Coach Lang

Co-ed team 3rds coach Joyce Lang joined Blair's language department in 2012. She teaches various Spanish courses and coaches thirds squash. She completed her undergraduate work in Spanish literature at the University of Virginia. She spent her third year studying at the University of Valencia in Spain. Immediately prior to coming to Blair, she was a substitute teacher at the American School of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. Earlier, she taught Spanish at a private high school in Sussex County, New Jersey for nine years. Joyce lives on Flight Deck during the school year. During school breaks, she can be found either engaged in service travel with Blair students in the Spanish-speaking world or traveling with her husband, Paul, from their home base in Dubai.

Meet Coach Hurtado

A native of Managua, Nicaragua, co-ed team 3rds coach Pedro Hurtado-Ortiz graduated from Dartmouth College in 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in comparative literature. As the School’s international admission counselor trainee, he collaborates closely with other admission office staff members to recruit students to Blair. In addition to his work with prospective families, Pedro promotes the study of Spanish language and literature among the student body as a teacher and resident of West Hall.

Schedule

Opponent Date Time Advantage Result Score Status
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Roster

No players were found for this team

Photos

View more photos from the 2016-2017 season or past years on Blair's Flickr.

Past Results

Winter 2016-2017

Date Opponent Location Time Results
12/2 Poly Prep Home 4:30 pm 8-0 W
12/10 Sacred Heart Away 4:00 pm 0-9 L
1/7 Hill Away 2:30 pm 4-3 W
1/11 Poly Prep Away 4:30 pm 8-0 W
1/14 Mercersburg/Hill Home 1:00 pm Canc.
1/18 Kent Place Away 4:00 pm 4-5 L
1/24 Stuart Home 4:00 pm PPD
2/1 Lawrenceville Home 3:30 pm 5-4 W
2/8 Stuart Away 2-3 L
2/8 Lawrenceville Away 3:45 pm 0-9 L
2/10 Kent Place Home 4:30 pm 5-4 W
2/15 StreetSquash Newark Away 3:30 pm 5-1 W

Winter 2015-2016

Date Opponent Location Time Results
1/6 Kent Place Away 4:00 pm 3-7 L
1/9 Mercersburg Away 2:00 pm 9-0 W
1/9 Hill Away 3:00 pm 9-0 W
1/13 Poly Prep Home 4:00 pm 7-0 W
1/16 Sacred Heart Home 1:00 pm 4-3 W
1/25 Kent Place Home 4:30 pm PPD
1/27 Poly Prep Away 4:00 pm 8-1 W
2/6 Sacred Heart Away 2:00 pm 3-4 L
2/8 Kent Place Home 4:30 pm 3-6 L
2/10 Lawrenceville Away 3:45 pm 0-9 L
2/13 Hill Home 2:00 pm 7-1 W

Winter 2014-2015

Date Opponent Location Time Results
12/10 Kent Place Home 5:00 pm PPD
1/7 Kent Place Away 4:00 pm 2-9 L
1/10 Mercersburg Home 1:00 pm 9-0 W
1/10 Hill Home 3:00 pm 9-0 W
1/14 Poly Prep Home 4:15 pm 8-0 W
1/17 Lawrenceville Away 2:00 pm 2-7 L
1/21 Lawrenceville Home 3:00 pm 2-5 L
1/26 Kent Place Home 4:45 pm Canceled
1/28 Poly Prep Away 4:00 pm 6-1 W
2/7 Lawrenceville Away 2:00 pm 2-7 L
2/11 Hill Away 4:00 pm 8-1 W

Winter 2013-2014

Date Opponent Location Time Results
12/6 Poly Prep Home 4:15 pm 9-0 W
12/10 St. Andrew's School Home 3:30 pm Canceled
1/11 Hill vs. Hill & St. Andrews Away 1:30 pm Blair 9 - SAS 0
Blair 8 - Hill 0
1/17 Hackley School Home 4:30 pm 5-0 W
1/22 Lawrenceville Away 3:45 pm 5-2 W
1/25 Hill Away 3:30 pm 4-3 W
1/27 Kent Place Away 4:00 pm 7-2 W
1/28 St. Andrew's School Home 3:30 pm Canceled
2/5 Kent Place Home 4:00 pm Canceled
2/8 Lawrenceville Home 2:00 pm 5-4 W
2/12 Poly Prep Away 4:15 pm 6-1 W
2/15 Hill Home 2:30 pm 8-1 W
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