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Busani Xaba Is Named Head Coach of Men's and Women's Squash at Amherst College Busani Xaba has been named the head coach of the Amherst College men’s and women’s squash programs, it was announced today by Director of Athletics Don Faulstick. An England Squash Level 2 coach with 18 years of experience on three continents, Xaba was, most recently, the Director of Squash and Athletics at the University Club of San Francisco and, previously, an assistant coach at Dartmouth College. The appointment is effective August 1.
Squash Coach Peter Robson Retires Peter Robson, Head Coach of Amherst College’s men’s squash team since 1987, and Head Coach of the women’s squash team since 2010, retired from the College on October 30, 2019. During his years with the College, Coach Robson supported Amherst racket athletics in other ways, serving as men’s tennis coach and teaching in the Physical Education Department. As a head coach with one of the longest tenures with the College, his presence on the court will be missed by many.
Amherst Squash Rounds Out Season with CSA Individual Play PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – Sending three competitors to the 2020 College Squash Association (CSA) Individual Championships, Amherst squash dropped in the round of 16 in each of the matches to round out their 2019-20 campaign.
Pathak Named NESCAC Rookie of the Year, Weil Nabs Second Team Honors HADLEY, Mass. – Following a strong showing in the 2020 New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Championship and the College Squash Association (CSA) Walker Cup Championship, first-year Daksha Pathak '23 was named the NESCAC Rookie of the Year and received first team honors, while Lauren Weil '23 earned All-NESCAC second team, as announced by the league office on Thursday.
WALKER CUP CHAMPS! Women's Squash Knocks off Franklin & Marshall for Fifth National Crown NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- In the title match, No. 17 and top-seeded Amherst College women's squash bested Franklin & Marshall, 8-1, on Sunday morning to secure the programs fifth College Squash Association (CSA) National Team Championship Walker Cup crown at the Brady Squash Center.
Women's Squash Blanks Wesleyan, Advance to Walker Cup Title Game NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Recording their seventh sweep on the season, No. 17 Amherst women’s squash blanked Wesleyan (Conn.), 9-0, in semifinals action of the College Squash Association (CSA) Walker Cup Championship on Saturday morning to advance to the title game at Brady Squash Center.
No. 17 Women's Squash Advances to Walker Cup Semifinals NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- Winning in straight sets during each match, No. 17 Amherst women's squash posted a commanding win over No. 24 Hamilton in quarterfinals action of the College Squash Association (CSA) Walker Cup on Friday morning.
CSA PREVIEW: No. 17 Women's Squash Sets Sights on Fifth Walker Cup Crown In search of the program's fifth Walker Cup crown, and first since 2017, the No. 17 Amherst College women's squash team is set to head to the 2020 College Squash Association (CSA) National Team Championships hosted by Yale University and Hopkins School in New Haven, Conn. this weekend, Friday-Sunday, February 21-23.
General NewsBusani Xaba Is Named Head Coach of Men's and Women's Squash at Amherst College
General NewsSquash Coach Peter Robson Retires
General NewsAmherst Squash Rounds Out Season with CSA Individual Play
Women's SquashPathak Named NESCAC Rookie of the Year, Weil Nabs Second Team Honors
Women's SquashWALKER CUP CHAMPS! Women's Squash Knocks off Franklin & Marshall for Fifth National Crown
Women's SquashWomen's Squash Blanks Wesleyan, Advance to Walker Cup Title Game
Women's SquashNo. 17 Women's Squash Advances to Walker Cup Semifinals
Women's SquashCSA PREVIEW: No. 17 Women's Squash Sets Sights on Fifth Walker Cup Crown
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