Women's Squash

Podcast: The River Rundown Ep. 3

In Episode 3, we talk with women's squash captains Maddie Chai '20 and Hannah Craig '20 about winning the program's sixth-straight national championship last season, leading a team during a pandemic, and professional squash aspirations.

A ‘Quiet Warrior’: Gina Kennedy, Female Athlete of the Year

For many athletes, elevated expectations come with crippling performance challenges. But as Harvard squash champion Gina Kennedy went from being one of the top performers in the country to becoming the player to beat in all of women’s college squash, she dazzled under the spotlight.

SIX-PEAT: Women's Squash Wins Sixth Consecutive National Championship

Harvard women's squash defeated No. 2 Princeton to take home the Howe Cup. This marks the sixth consecutive year in which Harvard has won the national championship.

“Stress with Answers:" Gina Kennedy and Navigating Pressure in Elite Squash

Senior squash co-captain Gina Kennedy commands one of the most demanding schedules on campus between training, school, and matches. In such an individual sport, the veteran star talks performance, teamwork, and the future.

Lucky Number 13

Friday’s win against No. 13 Brown (pictured above) and Sunday’s triumph versus No. 4 Yale would mark the Crimson’s 12th and 13th victories against ranked opponents, helping Harvard to its perfect 13-0 record. Feb. 15 will break the ranked opponent streak for the Crimson as the team squares off with an unranked foe for the first time this season against the Big Red of Cornell.

Women’s Squash Rolls to 79 Straight Wins

After bursting out to a commanding 2-0 lead over her opponent, No. 3 Trinity College’s Nanna Carleke, Harvard junior Hannah Craig fell just short in the third and fourth games. In the decisive fifth game, Craig responded with a dominating showing, overwhelming Carleke with an 11-2 victory to secure the seventh seed matchup for the Crimson. It was one of Harvard’s eight victories in its 8-1 romping of the Bantams on Feb. 5.


Harvard women's squash captured its fifth consecutive Howe Cup this season.

Two Champions

Both Men's and Women's Squash claimed individual National Championships

Women's Squash Caps Perfect Season With Championship

The Harvard women’s squash team finished its historic season over the weekend in the national championship with yet another shutout 9-0 win. Though the team has retained an impressive level of squash excellence, this season was even more remarkable, as every single player on the team went undefeated.

Streak Extended

The Crimson ended its historic perfect season this past weekend, taking home their fifth-consecutive Howe Cup and extending their winning streak to 65 games.

Men's, Women's Squash Win Dual Ivy League Titles

Harvard’s squash teams continued to dominate over the weekend, with both teams taking home their respective Men’s and Women’s Ivy League titles. The victories concluded their seasons in perfection.

Top-Ranked Men’s, Women’s Squash Defeat Trinity

The No. 1 Men's and Women's Squash teams both took victories versus Trinity at the Murr Center on Wednesday.

Squash Routs Dartmouth In Ivy League Opener

Both the No. 2 men’s squash team (4-0, 1-0 Ivy) and the No. 1 women’s squash team (1-0, 1-0) handily defeated Dartmouth to begin their Ancient Eight seasons.

Egypt Holds Special Place in the Heart of Harvard Squash Players

Of the six freshmen joining Harvard’s storied squash program this year, three hail from Cairo, Egypt. They are the latest set of top recruits from a country that dominates the international squash scene.

Boasting Expectations

The men's squash team is still in the middle of a quest to dethrone perennial rival Trinity, while the women's squad is the team to beat, going undefeated and losing just four individual matches last season.

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