Boys' 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.

The interscholastic squash season begins in late November and runs through February, when Mid-Atlantic Prep League (MAPL) team tournaments are held. Varsity and junior varsity players are encouraged to participate in squash camps and tournaments during the summer and fall prior to the season to improve their skills. Typically, 10 players make the varsity team and nine or 10 play on the JV. The varsity schedule includes approximately 16 matches, including one or two team tournaments.

Our interscholastic teams play other MAPL and non-league teams, including Hill, Lawrenceville, Delbarton, Hackley, St. Andrews, Poly Prep, Riverdale and Mercersburg. Other matches are contested against an assortment of college and university club teams, most recently from Princeton and Penn, and teams from urban squash programs such as City Squash (NYC) and Metro Squash (Chicago). Graduates of the Blair squash program have played college squash for Bates, Bowdoin, Bucknell, Williams, Navy, MIT, NYU, Washington University, Colby and Hobart.

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 Compton

Doug Compton

Head boy’s varsity coach was a four-year member and senior-year captain of the Bates varsity squash team who went on to serve as head squash professional from 2011-2014 at Bay Club Redwood Shores near San Francisco, California. He also teaches English 1 and 2 and serves as housemaster of Insley Hall’s Flight Deck.

Contact Coach Compton at comptd@blair.edu for any questions

 

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
vs.
Princeton Day School
Home Win 7-2
Poly Prep Tournament
Away
vs.
Pingry
Home Loss 0-10
Flanagan Tournament
TBD
Away 2nd Place
City Squash
Home Win 9-0
vs.
Delbarton School
Home Win 8-1
States
Away
vs.
Pingry
Away Loss 0-12
Hill & Mercersburg
Home Loss 1-8 Hill, Win 9-0 Mercersburg
Collegiate School
Home Win 5-2
vs.
Princeton Day School
Away Loss 3-4
vs.
Millburn
Home CANCELLED
vs.
Lawrenceville
Home Loss 1-8
vs.
Hun
Home Win 6-0
US Squash Nationals @ Loomis Chaffee, CT vs Millbrook
Away Loss 3-4
US Squash Nationals @ Loomis Chaffee, CT vs MICDS
TBD
Loss 3-4
US Squash National @ Loomis Chaffee, CT vs Shipley JV
Win 6-1
vs.
Delbarton School
Home Win 5-4
MAPLs @ Blair First Round vs Lawrenceville
Home Loss 1-8
MAPL Consolation Finals vs Mercersburg
Win 6-3 (3rd Place)

Roster

No players were found for this team

Team News

News & Recaps

Photos

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View more photos from the 2019-2020 season on Blair's Photoshelter or past years on Blair's Flickr.

Past Results

Winter 2018-2019

Opponent Date Result Score
vs.
Princeton Day School
Win 7-2
vs.
Pingry
Loss 0-10
Flanagan Tournament
2nd Place
City Squash
Win 9-0
vs.
Delbarton School
Win 8-1
vs.
Pingry
Loss 0-12
Hill & Mercersburg
Loss 1-8 Hill, Win 9-0 Mercersburg
Collegiate School
Win 5-2
vs.
Princeton Day School
Loss 3-4
vs.
Lawrenceville
Loss 1-8
vs.
Hun
Win 6-0
US Squash Nationals @ Loomis Chaffee, CT vs Millbrook
Loss 3-4
US Squash Nationals @ Loomis Chaffee, CT vs MICDS
Loss 3-4
US Squash National @ Loomis Chaffee, CT vs Shipley JV
Win 6-1
vs.
Delbarton School
Win 5-4
MAPLs @ Blair First Round vs Lawrenceville
Loss 1-8
MAPL Consolation Finals vs Mercersburg
Win 6-3 (3rd Place)

Winter 2017-2018

Opponent Date Result Score
vs.
Princeton Day School
Win 9-0
vs.
Pingry
Loss 0-8
MICDS @ Flanagan Tournament (Mercersburg, Pa)
Loss 4-6
Mercersburg Academy @ Flanagan Tournament (Mercersburg, Pa)
Win 5-4
Canisius @ Flanagan Tournament (Mercersburg, Pa)
Win 7-1
Charter House (UK)
Loss 3-5
vs.
Delbarton School
Win 9-0
Pingry School
Loss 0-8
vs.
Hill School, Mercersburg
W6-3, L3-6
Collegiate School
Win 6-1
vs.
Millburn
Loss 2-5
vs.
Lawrenceville
Loss 0-9
Hun School
Win 7-0
Rumson Fair Haven
Win 7-0
vs.
Delbarton School
Win 8-1
TBD - Nationals
Loss 0-4

Winter 2016-2017

Date Opponent Location Time Results
11/19 St. Paul Invitational Away Canc.
12/1 Princeton Day School Home 4:00 pm
12/3 Poly Prep Invitational Away 9:00 am
12/9 Delbarton Home 4:00 pm 9-1 W
12/12 Pingry Home 4:00 pm 0-9 L
1/6 Rumson Fair Haven Home 4:00 pm 7-0 W
1/8 States TBD 9:00 am PPD
1/11 Pingry Away 4:00 pm 0-9 L
1/14 Hill Away 1:00 pm 6-3 W
1/14 University School Away 1:00 pm 7-2 W
1/14 Mercersburg Away 1:00 pm 4-5 L
1/18 Princeton Day School Away 4:00 pm
1/21 Millburn Home 2:00 pm 7-1 W
1/25 Lawrenceville Home 3:30 pm 0-9 L
1/27 Hun Home 4:00 pm 9-0 W
1/30 Delbarton Home 4:00 pm 9-2 W
2/1 Rumson Fair Haven Away 4:00 pm
2/10 Nationals Away
2/11 Nationals Away
2/12 Nationals Away
2/18 MAPLs @ Lawrenceville Away 12:00 pm

Notable Alumni

Graduating Year Name College
1995 Adam Berk US Naval Academy
1997 Stefan Ades Hobart College
1997 Laura Inkeles Bowdoin College
1997 Briggs Johnson Hobart College (Captain)
1998 Eric Katerman Williams College
1998 Tyler Horton Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2001 Henry Clutsam Hobart College (Captain)
2003 Emily Slack Colby College (Captain)
2007 Alison Crevi Colby College (Captain)
2008 Amanda Zranchev Colgate University
2009 Yale Kim  New York University
2010 Lawrence Liu Washington University
2011 Ashley Strunk Franklin & Marshall College
2012 Emma Moore University of Rochester (Captain)
2012 Phoebe O'Rourke Fordham University
2012 Haley San Giacomo New York University
2013 Darrius Campbell Bates College
2013 Colton Hardman Boston College
2014 Sam Giddins Middlebury College
2014 Andrew Litvin Williams College (Captain)
2014 David Mascarenhas Georgetown University
2014 Cherylann Mucciolo Vassar College
2016 Kendall Fitzgerald University of California-Berkeley
2016 Cameron Kurtz College of Charleston
2016 Yichuan Yan Swarthmore College
2016 Liana Zranchev Franklin & Marshall College
2017 Griffin Fitzgerald Fordham University
2017 Aya Sobhy Dickinson College (Captain)
2017 Reade von Stade University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
2018 Apaar Anand Washington University
2018 Clio Bersani Bowdoin College (Captain)
2018 Rose Mascarenhas University of Richmond
2018 Adham Sobhy Bowdoin College

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.

The interscholastic squash season begins in late November and runs through February, when Mid-Atlantic Prep League (MAPL) team tournaments are held. Varsity and junior varsity players are encouraged to participate in squash camps and tournaments during the summer and fall prior to the season to improve their skills. Typically, 10 players make the varsity team and nine or 10 play on the JV. The varsity schedule includes approximately 16 matches, including one or two team tournaments.

Our interscholastic teams play other MAPL and non-league teams, including Hill, Lawrenceville, Delbarton, Hackley, St. Andrews, Poly Prep, Riverdale and Mercersburg. Other matches are contested against an assortment of college and university club teams, most recently from Princeton and Penn, and teams from urban squash programs such as City Squash (NYC) and Metro Squash (Chicago). Graduates of the Blair squash program have played college squash for Bates, Bowdoin, Bucknell, Williams, Navy, MIT, NYU, Washington University, Colby and Hobart.

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 Merino

Oscar Merino joined Blair’s language department in 2019. He earned his bachelor’s degree in chemistry and economics at Williams College (2019), where he was a four-year member of the men’s varsity squash team. At Williams, he served as a chemistry and economics tutor as well as a teacher assistant for various chemistry lab sections. Oscar teaches Spanish and coaches boys' squash at Blair.

 

 

Schedule

Opponent Date Time Advantage Result Score Status
vs.
Pingry
Away Win 6-5
vs.
Delbarton School
Home Win 7-2
vs.
Poly Prep
Away Loss 2-5
vs.
Hill School
Home Win 9-0
Street Squash
Home Win 4-2
vs.
Lawrenceville
Home Loss 1-9
vs.
Pingry
Home CANCELLED
vs.
Delbarton School
Home
vs.
Hill School
Away Loss 3-6

Roster

No players were found for this team

Photos

View more photos from the 2019-2020 season on Blair's Photoshelter or past years on Blair's Flickr.

Past Results

Winter 2018-2019

Opponent Date Result Score
vs.
Pingry
Win 6-5
vs.
Delbarton School
Win 7-2
vs.
Poly Prep
Loss 2-5
vs.
Hill School
Win 9-0
Street Squash
Win 4-2
vs.
Lawrenceville
Loss 1-9
vs.
Hill School
Loss 3-6

Winter 2017-2018

Opponent Date Result Score
vs.
Delbarton School
Win 9-0
vs.
Poly Prep
Loss 0-7
Street Squash
Tie 3-3
vs.
Hill School
Loss 1-8
vs.
Pingry
Loss 3-4
vs.
Lawrenceville
Loss 1-7
vs.
Delbarton School
Win 6-3
vs.
Hill School
Win 6-5

Winter 2016-2017

Date Opponent Location Time Results
12/2 Poly Prep Home 4:30 pm 0-8 L
12/9 Delbarton Home 4:00 pm 2-7 L
1/7 Hill Away 2:30 pm 0-9 L
1/14 Mercersburg and Hill Home 1:00 pm Canc.
1/18 Pingry Away 4:30 pm 4-4 T
1/25 Lawrenceville Home 3:30 pm 6-3 W
1/30 Delbarton Home 4:00 pm 4-5 L
2/15 StreetSquash Newark Home 3:30 pm 2-7 L