Squash Teams Win Another Two Titles

1996

Sports Statistics

Record: Both 13-0, 6-0 Ivy

Ivy Finish: Both National Champions

Coach: Bill Doyle

Key Players: Men's Captain Andy Walter, Senior Lucy Cummings

1997

Far from the stadium and the other athletic facilities that lie along the river in an old gym named Hemenway near the Law School, the Harvard squash teams have created a dynasty.

Dynasty may seem like a strong word, but the success of the Harvard men's and women's squash teams deserves no less.

Men's Squash

Not only did the men's team capture its seventh straight national title this year, but this brings the total number of championships to an unbelievable 30 throughout the program's 52 years of existence.

This year, though, presented more challenges than ever before.

En route to the Potter Trophy awarded to the National Nine-Man Team Champion, Harvard encountered a tough opponent in Trinity College.

"Trinity clearly was the toughest team," said captain Andy Walter after the tournament which was held at Princeton. "They were co-ranked No. 1 with us during the season."

The Crimson gutted out a 5-4 victory against the Bantams in the finals on Feb. 23 to secure the national title.