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

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.

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
TBD @ Poly Prep Tournament
Away
vs.
Princeton Day School
Home Win 9-0
vs.
Pingry
Home Loss 0-8
MICDS @ Flanagan Tournament (Mercersburg, Pa)
Away Loss 4-6
Mercersburg Academy @ Flanagan Tournament (Mercersburg, Pa)
Away Win 5-4
Canisius @ Flanagan Tournament (Mercersburg, Pa)
Away Win 7-1
Charter House (UK)
Home Loss 3-5
vs.
Delbarton School
Home Win 9-0
TBD - States @ Pingry
TBD
Away
Pingry School
Away Loss 0-8
vs.
Hill School, Mercersburg
Away W6-3, L3-6
Collegiate School
Home Win 6-1
vs.
Millburn
Home Loss 2-5
vs.
Lawrenceville
Away Loss 0-9
Hun School
Home Win 7-0
Rumson Fair Haven
Home Win 7-0
vs.
Delbarton School
Home Win 8-1
TBD - Nationals
TBD
TBD
TBD - Nationals
TBD
TBD
TBD - Nationals
TBD
TBD Loss 0-4
vs.
Princeton Day School @ Pretty Brook, Princeton Day School
Away CHANGED: This event has changed.
TBD - MAPLs
TBD
TBD

Roster

No players were found for this team

Team News

News & Recaps

Photos

View more photos from the 2017-2018 season or past years on Blair's Flickr.

Past Results

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

Winter 2015-2016

Date Opponent Location Time Results
11/21 St. Ann's - Belfield School @ St. Paul's Invitational Away 5-2 W
11/21 St. Paul's @ St. Paul's Invitational Away 3-5 L
11/21 Mercersburg @ St. Paul's Invitational Away 1-6 L
12/2 Princeton Day School Home 4:00 pm 7-0 W
12/7 Delbarton Home 4:00 pm 8-1 W
12/9 Pingry Home 4:30 pm 0-7 L
12/12 Delbarton Away 10:30 am 6-1 W
12/12 Conestoga (PA) @ Poly Invitational Away 12:15 pm 0-7 L
12/12 Poly Prep Away 2:00 pm 1-6 L
1/3 NJ States Home
1/9 Mercersburg Home 1:00 pm 5-4 W
1/9 Hill Home 3:00 pm 8-1 W
1/13 Pingry @ Drew University Away 4:00 pm 4-5 L
1/14 Hun Home 4:00 pm 5-2 W
1/16 Lawrenceville Away 2:00 pm 0-9 L
1/20 Princeton Day School Away 4:00 pm 8-0 W
1/23 Millburn Home 2:00 pm PPD
1/27 Delbarton Home 4:00 pm 6-1 W
2/6 Brunswick School Away 3:00 pm 0-8 L
2/8 Millburn Home 4:30 pm 5-2 W
2/9 Hun Home 4:00 pm Canc.
2/12 Haverford @ Nationals Away 6-1 W
2/12 Westminster @ Nationals Away 1-6 L
2/13 Squash Haven @ Nationals Away 2-5 L
2/14 Andover @ Nationals Away 5-2 W
2/20 MAPLs @ Hill Away 3:00 pm 2nd-Place

Winter 2014-2015

Date Opponent Location Time Results
11/22 St. Paul's School Invitational Away 11:00 am
12/3 Princeton Day School Home 4:00 pm 7-1 W
12/7 Charterhouse & Pingry Home 1:00 pm Blair - 0 Pingry - 4-Blair - 1 Charterhouse - 3 L
12/13 Flanagan Tournament Away
1/4 NJ States Home 8:00 am
1/7 Delbarton Home 4:15 pm 1-6 L
1/10 Mercersburg @ Hill Away 2:00 pm 6-3 W
1/10 Hill Away 2:00 pm 4-5 L
1/12 Pingry Home 4:30 pm 0-7 L
1/17 Lawrenceville Home 2:30 pm 0-9 L
1/21 Princeton Day School Away 4:00 pm 5-2 W
1/24 Millburn Home 2:00 pm 2-5 L
2/4 Delbarton Home 4:00 pm 3-6 L
2/6 New Haven Squash @ Nationals Away 4-3 W
2/7 Belmont Hill 'B' @ Nationals Away 1-6 L
2/7 Mercersburg @ Nationals Away 5-2 W
2/8 Nationals Away W
2/11 Hill Home 4:00 pm 2-7 L
2/14 MAPLs Home 1:30 pm 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.

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 Gerdsen

Since joining Blair's faculty in 2004, has served in a wide variety of roles, including science teacher, academic dean for the junior class and new international students, director of annual giving, and, most recently, admission associate. He works closely with students as head academic monitor for the freshman class, teacher of Blair biology and marine science courses, and coach of the JV boys' squash and tennis teams. In his admission office work, Rod has the opportunity to welcome prospective families to campus and interview them as part of the application process. Although he now lives off campus with his wife, Cassi, and their children Kate '20 and Jack, Rod spent 11 years as the housemaster of East Hall, a dorm of 60 sophomore and junior boys. Earlier in his Blair career, he also taught honors biology and coached boys' JV soccer.

Rod completed his undergraduate work at Colby College in 1993 and earned a master's degree in marine science from the University of Rhode Island in 2000. He then spent four years as a teacher and director of residential life at the Pennington School in New Jersey, one year teaching biology at Florida Air Academy in Melbourne, Florida, and two years at Aiken Prep School in South Carolina, where he served as director of residential life and athletic director.

Schedule

Opponent Date Time Advantage Result Score Status
vs.
Pingry
Away Win 4-3
vs.
Hill School
Away POSTPONED: TBD
vs.
Delbarton School
Home Win 9-0
vs.
Poly Prep
Away Loss 0-7
Street Squash
Home Tie 3-3
vs.
Hill School
Away Loss 1-8
vs.
Pingry
Home Loss 3-4
vs.
Lawrenceville
Away Loss 1-7
vs.
Delbarton School
Home Win 6-3
vs.
Hill School
Home Win 6-5

Roster

No players were found for this team

Photos

View more photos from the 2017-2018 season or past years on Blair's Flickr.

Past Results

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

Winter 2015-2016

Date Opponent Location Time Results
12/7 Delbarton Home 4:00 pm 7-2 W
1/9 Mercersburg Away 2:00 pm 7-2 W
1/9 Hill Away 3:00 pm 5-4 W
1/16 Lawrenceville Away 2:00 pm 0-9 L
1/22 Poly Prep Home 4:15 pm 0-9 L
1/25 Pingry Home 4:15 pm PPD
1/27 Delbarton Home 4:00 pm 7-2 W
2/4 Pingry Home 4:15 pm 6-3 W
2/5 Poly Prep Away 4:15 pm PPD
2/5 StreetSquash Newark Home 4:30 pm 9-0 W
2/10 Pingry @ Drew University Away 4:00 pm 4-3 W
2/13 Hill Home 2:00 pm 7-2 W

Winter 2014-2015

Date Opponent Location Time Results
12/10 Delbarton Home 4:00 pm 9-0 W
1/6 Pingry Home 4:00 pm 6-3 w
1/10 Mercersburg Home 1:00 pm 9-0 W
1/10 Hill Home 3:00 pm 9-0 W
1/17 Lancaster Country Day School @ F&M Away 2:00 pm 6-3 W
1/21 Poly Prep Away 4:15 pm PPD
1/28 Poly Prep Home 4:00 pm 5-4 W
2/4 Delbarton Home 4:00 pm 8-1 W
2/6 Poly Prep Away 4:00 pm 3-6 L
2/7 Lawrenceville Away 2:00 pm 0-9 L
2/11 Hill Away 4:00 pm 7-2 W