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

Name Class
Omar Ali 2020
Sarab Anand 2021
Simar Anand 2021
Daniel Dai 2021
Mikael Garcia 2020
Nicholas Hansen 2022
Nicholas Harpe 2021
Matthew Ho 2020
Brian Park 2019
Hai Phan 2019
Sahil Reddy 2020
Theo Reginensi 2021
Sangjun Um 2022
John Weber 2021
Theodore Zinn 2021

Team News

News & Recaps

Photos

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View more photos from the 2018-2019 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

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 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

Name Class
Hugh Crossen 2020
Aidan Donaghy 2019
Jiahn Heo 2020
Thomas Insana 2020
Jonathan Lee 2020
Ethan Rackleff 2021
Shailen Verma 2022
Dylan Zhu 2021

Photos

View more photos from the 2017-2018 season 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