Winsor Squash 2015

This has probably been one of the craziest winters ever in Boston, and it’s hard to believe that winter sports are already over and spring is just around the corner.  However, this winter also marks a historic season for Winsor squash because despite numerous cancelled practices and matches due to snow, Winsor squash still had an amazing season and made history nationally and in the league.

Winsor varsity squash (and jv squash supporters!) after beating Milton for a 5th place finish at High School Nationals

Winsor varsity squash (and jv squash supporters!) after beating Milton for a 5th place finish at High School Nationals

Winsor squash made no cuts this year, so the team was the biggest it has ever been with 22 people on varsity (top 8 players) and junior varsity combined.  Varsity squash was undefeated in the league, winning solidly against all of their opponents, and only dropping 2 games in all of the league matches.  For the 6th year in a row, Winsor varsity squash was EIL League champion!  Varsity also played squash powerhouses Deerfield Academy and Greenwich Academy (8 time national champions) for the first time in Winsor history.  While Winsor was not able to beat Deerfield and Greenwich, everyone played really close matches, losing 6-1 to Greenwich and 4-3 to Deerfield.

Varsity squash also made history this year when they came in 5th out of 64 schools at the U.S. High School National Squash Championships.  Winsor squash had an amazing weekend, solidly winning the first match 6-1 against SCHA and securing a spot in the top 8.    Last year, Winsor came in 10th in the nation, losing the last match 4-3 against Germantown Friends School, but this year Winsor squash beat Germantown 5-2. Winsor squash only lost one match at nationals, losing 6-1 to Greenwich Academy again.  In the 5/6 playoff, Winsor faced off against Milton Academy, one of the strongest teams in Massachusetts, and solidly won 6-1, winning 5th place in the nation.  Winsor squash couldn’t have asked for a better, more fun weekend!

Winsor squash also placed 5th at New Englands, with 6 players, Junnat Anwar, Alexa Jacobs, Olivia Chapman, Eve Elizondo, Tasha Jones, and Qirrat Anwar, all placing in the top 5 of their divisions.  Additionally, co-captain Junnat Anwar and #3 player Alexa Jacobs received EIL All League Awards, and co-captain Adrienne Conza also received an EIL All League Award as well as EIL All League MVP award as well as a Boston Globe award.

Overall, Winsor squash had an exciting, challenging, yet rewarding season, and we cannot thank our coaches enough for being so supportive and positive through everything. Since there were no seniors on Winor varsity squash this year, our team should only get stronger, and we cannot wait to get back on the court next year. Everyone is looking forward to having our own squash courts and having friends and teachers come cheer on Winsor squash!

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