2019-20 Amherst Women'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.  
  • Pathak Named NESCAC Rookie of the Year, Weil Nabs Second Team Honors
    February 28, 2020
    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
    February 23, 2020
    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
    February 22, 2020
    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
    February 21, 2020
    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
    February 19, 2020
    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.
  • Amherst Women's Squash Finishes Fourth in NESCAC Championship
    February 09, 2020
     MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – Competing in their final match of the 2020 New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Championship, No. 16 Amherst women’s squash tallied three wins but ultimately fell, 6-3, to Middlebury in the third place match on Sunday afternoon.
  • No. 16 Women’s Squash NESCAC Championship Run Ends in Semifinals
    February 08, 2020
    MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – After securing a 7-2 win over Tufts in the quarterfinals of the 2020 New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Championship, No. 16 Amherst women’s squash bowed out of the tournament following a 9-0 loss to Williams in the semifinals on Saturday at Rosenbaum Squash Center.
  • NESCAC Preview: Women's Squash Heads to Wesleyan Owning Highest Seed in Program History
    February 06, 2020
    Compiling a 10-4 overall ledger during the regular season, the Amherst College women's squash team's 2019-2020 resume earned the Mammoths' a first round bye and the No. 3 seed at this winter's 2020 NESCAC Championships. It is the highest seed awarded to Amherst in program history, with the Mammoths previously landing the No. 4 seed four times in the last five seasons.
  • No. 16 Women's Squash Stifles Mount Holyoke in Regular Season Finale
    February 04, 2020
    AMHERST, Mass. – Winning in straight sets during eight of the nine matches, No. 15 Amherst women’s squash completed their regular season campaign with an 8-1 win over Mount Holyoke College on Tuesday afternoon at Davenport Squash Center.
  • No. 15 Women's Squash Splits Matches at Little Three Championship
    February 02, 2020
    AMHERST, Mass. – Posting a decisive 8-1 score over Wesleyan (Conn.), No. 15 Amherst women’s squash advanced to the Little Three Championship match but were halted by Williams, 8-1, on Sunday at Davenport Squash Courts.
  • Amherst Women's Squash Continues Rolling, Extends Win-Streak to Four
    January 31, 2020
    AMHERST, Mass. – Securing pivotal 3-2 wins at the top of the ladder, No. 15 Amherst women’s squash improved their win-streak to four after downing Tufts University 7-2 on Friday night at the Davenport Squash Center.
  • No. 16 Mammoths Sweep Pioneer Valley Invite Play, Shut Out No. 29 Haverford
    January 26, 2020
    The No. 16 Amherst College women's squash team went unblemished on their home courts this weekend, with the Mammoths shutting out No. 29 Haverford, 9-0, Sunday morning to clinch a 3-0 record at the annual Pioneer Valley Invitational.
  • Women’s Squash Goes Unblemished in Opening Day of Pioneer Valley Invitational
    January 25, 2020
    AMHERST, Mass. – In their opening day of the Pioneer Valley Invitational, No. 16 Amherst women’s squash went 2-0 after taking down William Smith 8-1 before blanking Hamilton, 9-0, at the Davenport Squash Courts on Saturday.
  • No. 16 Amherst Women's Squash Downed by No. 12 Brown, 9-0
    January 21, 2020
    AMHERST, Mass. – After consecutive wins in their last outings, No. 16 Amherst women’s squash dropped their third loss on the season following a 9-0 decision against Ivy League foe Brown University on Tuesday afternoon.
  • No. 16 Mammoths Keep Rolling, Sweep No. 27 Bowdoin, 9-0
    January 20, 2020
    Registering their second win against a top-30 opponent in three days, the No. 16 Amherst College women's squash team posted six 3-0 sweeps to blank No. 27 Bowdoin College, 9-0. Monday afternoon at the Davenport Squash Courts.
  • No. 16 Amherst Gets Back Into Win Column, Doubles Up No. 17 Bates, 6-3
    January 18, 2020
    Dominating the bottom of the ladder in addition to earning wins in the No. 2 and 3 spots, the No. 16 Amherst College women's squash team got back in the win column as the Mammoths downed No. 17 Bates College, 6-3 Saturday at the the Heights Casino Annex.
  • No. 14 Panthers Fend off No. 16 Women’s Squash
    January 16, 2020
    MIDDLEBURY, Vt. – Despite forcing five sets in three of the nine competitions, No. 16 Amherst College women’s squash fell to No. 14 Middlebury, 9-0, in their second match of the New Year on Thursday evening at Bostwick Family Squash Center.
  • No. 16 Women’s Squash Falls to No. 4 Yale in 2020 Opener
    January 07, 2020
    NEW HAVEN, Conn. – In their opening match of the new year, No. 4 Yale University handed No. 16 Amherst College women’s squash their first loss on the season in a 9-0 decision 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.
  • Amherst Women’s Squash Blanks St. Lawrence, 9-0
    November 22, 2019
    AMHERST, Mass. – In their second win on the 2019-20 campaign, Amherst women’s squash moved past St. Lawrence in a 9-0 rout on Friday night at Davenport Squash Center.
  • Mammoths Unblemished in Season Opening Win Over Camels
    November 16, 2019
    AMHERST, Mass. – The Amherst College women’s squash team did not drop a single game on Saturday afternoon as they opened the season with a 9-0 victory over Connecticut College in the season opener for both teams at Davenport Squash Courts.
  • 2019-20 Amherst College Women's Squash Preview
    November 15, 2019
    Amherst College women's squash opens up the season at home tomorrow against Conn. College!