Women’s Squash 1990s

1999: In an article from the February 16, 1999 (page 21) Middlebury Campus, there was talk about needing new squash courts since the one’s in Fletcher Field house were “American” standard, while the official regulation courts were “International”. The lines, markings, and overall size of the courts are different, so the team was practicing on different courts than they were competing on.

1997: 

An image taken from the Middlebury Campus (December 5, 1996, page 23)

An image taken from the Middlebury Campus (December 5, 1996, page 23), with the headline “Women’s squash begins first year as a varsity sport”. However, the team officially turned varsity back in 1976, just over 20 years earlier.

1995: Although the team was bumped down to the C division, they won the division easily with a 5-0 record at the Howe Cup. Coach David Saward won the Clarence E. Chaffee award for the second time.

Middlebury Campus, December 8, 1994, page 23

An action shot from the Middlebury Campus, December 8, 1994, page 23.

One of the players on court from the Middlebury Campus (January 26, 1995, page 24).

One of the players on court from the Middlebury Campus (January 26, 1995, page 24).

1994: Finished 11th at the Howe Cup. Amanda Stine was elected captain for that season.

The squash team had a great start to their 1993-1994 season.

The squash team had a great start to their 1993-1994 season (Middlebury Campus, Dec 9 1993).

Middlebury Campus, January 27, 1994, page 21

Middlebury Campus, January 27, 1994, page 21

1993: The team finished their season with a 12-5 record, lead by co-captains Kelly Rivers and Sarah Ellwood. The women ended up finishing second in the “B” division of the Howe Cup. Senior co-captain Kelly Rivers was one of twelve nominees for the Betty Ritchie award.

An article noting one of several wins that season (Middlebury Campus, Dec 3, 1992, page 19).

An article noting one of several wins that season. Unlike today, protective eyewear was not required, as shown in the picture.

1992: 

An article and photograph from the Middlebury Campus published on February 20th, 1992 (page 9).

An article and photograph from the Middlebury Campus published on February 20th, 1992 (page 9).

1991: Half of the team in 1991 were newcomers to the sport of squash. Even so, the team finished with an 8-8 record, lead by captain Cassie Robbins. It is interesting to note that the team began practice after Thanksgiving break, while today, due to NESCAC conference rules, all NESCAC teams can only hold organized and coached practices starting November 1st.

1990: The women finished with an 8-4 record in the 1989-1990 season, finishing 11th place at the Howe Cup, held at Yale that year.

A photo from the Middlebury Campus on January 19th 1990 (page 16).

A photo from the Middlebury Campus on January 19th 1990 (page 16).

 

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