Women’s Squash 1970s

1979: 

The record for the 1978-1979 season is listed here from the 1979 Kaleidescope (page 50).

The record for the 1978-1979 season is listed here from the 1979 Kaleidescope (page 50).

1978: In ’78, the Women’s Squash team finished eighth in the Howe Cup Tournament at Yale and at the National Championships held at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA.

Kaleidescope1978_pg66

This is the first time the Women’s squash team appeared in Middlebury’s Yearbook, Kaleidescope. It is interesting to see that the editor’s noted “Girl’s squash” instead of “Women’s squash”.
(Kaleidescope 1978, page 66)

1977: Coach Ron McEachen becomes the team’s first coach. This is also the first year that the women travelled to the Howe Cup, finishing ninth among seventeen teams. The ’77 team finished the regular season with a 3-2 record and placed tenth overall at the National Championships.

1976: First year of Varsity Squash for the women. The team was not financed by the college and had no coach during their first season, but it was the only other winter sports team for women other than skiing. Therefore, many women were interested in playing squash as another option.

In this first year as a varsity team, the women competed in the National Collegiate squash championships, tying Bowdoin and Brown for twelfth place. The team was represented by Cathy Gregory (’76), Martha Brownell (’77), Cori Josias (’78) and Sarah Lincoln (’78).

1975: Middlebury College establishes a club squash team for women.

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