2019-20 Amherst Men's Squash Headlines

  • Busani Xaba Is Named Head Coach of Men's and Women's Squash at Amherst College
    June 08, 2020
    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
    June 04, 2020
    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
    March 09, 2020
    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.  
  • Armour Tabbed as All-NESCAC Second Team Honoree
    March 02, 2020
    HADLEY, Mass. – Amherst College men’s squash sophomore Robinson Armour ’22 was named to the 2020 New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) All-Conference Second Team, as announced by the organization on Thursday.
  • Amherst Men's Squash Splits Final Matches of the Season
    March 01, 2020
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Concluding their team competition, Amherst College men's squash split their final two matches of the season as first-year Adam Lichtmacher '23 picked up the decisive win against Tufts to lift the Mammoths over the Jumbos in a consolation matchup at the 2020 College Squash Association (CSA) Summers Cup Championship on Sunday evening. 
  • Amherst Men’s Squash Halted in Summers Cup Quarterfinals
    February 28, 2020
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Sixth-seeded Amherst College men’s squash saw their 2020 Summers Cup (C Division) Championship run come to an end as third-seeded Middlebury posted a 6-3 decision over the Mammoths at the College Squash Association (CSA) National Team Championships Friday night at Harvard University.
  • CSA PREVIEW: No. 6 Seed Amherst Primed for Summers Cup Run
    February 26, 2020
    Competing in their 11th-straight Summers Cup (C Division), the sixth-seeded Amherst College men's squash team will line up against No. 3 seed Middlebury College in the opening round of the 2020 College Squash Association (CSA) National Team Championships this Friday, Feb. 28th on the campus of Harvard University. 
  • Men’s Squash Ends NESCAC Championship with Loss to Colby
    February 16, 2020
    BRUNSWICK, Maine – Competing in the seventh-place match at the Lubin Family Squash Courts, Amherst men’s squash dropped a 5-4 decision to Colby College to conclude their showing in the 2020 New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Championship on Sunday morning.
  • Mammoths Fall to Middlebury, Tufts at NESCAC Championships
    February 15, 2020
    Taking to the hardwood at the Lubin Family Squash Courts on the campus of Bowdoin College for the 2020 NESCAC Championships, the fourth-seeded Amherst College men's squash team fell in consecutive matches, dropping a hard-fought 6-3 battle to No. 5 Middlebury College in a Quarterfinals bout before being edged by eighth-seeded Tufts University later in the day, 5-4.
  • NESCAC PREVIEW: Fourth-Seeded Men’s Squash Set to Face Middlebury in NESCAC Quarterfinals
    February 12, 2020
    AMHERST, Mass. – Earning a first-round bye for the third consecutive year, Amherst men’s squash is set to face Middlebury in quarterfinals action of the 2020 New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Championship on Saturday, Feb. 15th at 10:00 a.m.
  • No. 20 Men's Squash Finishes Second in Little Three Championship
    February 02, 2020
    AMHERST, Mass. – No. 20 Amherst men’s squash swept Wesleyan (Conn.), 9-0, in their opening match of the day to advance to the Little Three Championship where they fell to archrival Williams, 7-2, on senior day at the Davenport Squash Courts.
  • Amherst Men’s Squash Topples Tufts, 6-3
    January 31, 2020
    AMHERST, Mass. – Picking up their fifth-consecutive win, No. 20 Amherst men’s squash toppled No. 24 Tufts University, 6-3, on Friday night at Davenport Squash Courts.
  • No. 22 Amherst Wraps Up Pioneer Valley Invite with Win Over No. 30 Haverford
    January 26, 2020
    Solidifying the four-match weekend sweep at the Pioneer Valley Invitational, the No. 22 Amherst College men's squash team blanked No. 30 Hobart College to record its third 9-0 victory in as many contests Sunday morning at the Davenport Squash Courts.
  • No. 22 Men's Squash Blanks No. 34 Hobart, No. 29 Hamilton
    January 25, 2020
    Extending their win streak to three matches, the No. 22 Amherst College men's squash team remained perfect as hosts of the annual Pioneer Valley Invitational, powering past both Mo. 34 Hobart College and No. 29 Hamilton College Saturday at the Davenport Squash Courts.
  • Men’s Squash Edge MIT in Opening Match of Pioneer Valley Invitational
    January 24, 2020
    AMHERST, Mass. – In their opening match of the annual Pioneer Valley Invitational, No. 22 Amherst men's squash got back in the win column with a 6-3 win over No. 16 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) on Friday night at Davenport Squash Center. 
  • No. 21 Mammoths Fall to No. 16 Brown
    January 21, 2020
    Traveling to the Pizzitola Squash Courts, the No. 21 Amherst College men's squash team was dealt a 9-0 defeat by No. 16 Brown University Tuesday afternoon.
  • No. 21 Men's Squash Battles Past No. 24 Bowdoin, 6-3
    January 20, 2020
    Sweeps on the first, eighth and ninth court headlined the Mammoths victory, as the No. 21 Amherst College men's squash team doubled up No. 24 Bowdoin College, 6-3, Monday afternoon at the Davenport Squash Courts.
  • No. 21 Amherst Falls to No. 25 Bates Despite Wins from Armour, Sutherby
    January 18, 2020
    Taking to the courts at the Heights Casino Annex, the No. 21 Amherst College men's squash team were unable to counter strong play by the Bobcats at the bottom of the ladder as 25th-ranked Bates College clinched its fourth straight victory, 7-2, Saturday afternoon.
  • No. 21 Mammoths Suffer 9-0 Loss to No. 19 Middlebury
    January 16, 2020
    MIDDLEBURY, Vt. – In their third match of the season, No. 21 Amherst College men’s squash suffered a 9-0 defeat at the hands of No. 19 Middlebury on Thursday evening at Bostwick Family Squash Center.
  • No. 6 Yale Hands No. 21 Men’s Squash First Loss on 2019-20 Tab
    January 07, 2020
    NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Amherst College men’s squash suffered their first loss on the 2019-20 tab, falling to No. 6 Yale, 9-0, in their first match of the new year on Tuesday afternoon at Brady Squash Center.
  • Stuart George Set to Represent Scotland in World Team Championships
    December 10, 2019
    AMHERST, Mass. – Amherst College Men’s and Women’s Squash Interim Head Coach Stuart George is set to represent his native Scotland  in the squash World Team Championships, which are being held in Washington, D.C. at the Squash On Fire facility.
  • Men’s Squash Eases Past Conn. College in Season Opener
    November 16, 2019
    AMHERST, Mass. – The Amherst College men’s squash team opened up the 2019-20 season in style on Saturday afternoon as they defeated Connecticut College 9-0 in the season opener at Davenport Squash Courts.
  • 2019-20 Amherst College Men's Squash Season Preview
    November 15, 2019
    With their first match set for this weekend, the Amherst College men's squash team is bonding together, working hard, and gunning for another shot at the top teams in the country.