The Girls Varsity Squash team, led by co-captains Ria Patil ’22 and Harper Graves ’22, had an incredible ending to their season by winning the School’s first-ever National Championship. After not playing an official US Squash sanctioned match in two years due to the pandemic, the team pulled out all the stops at the Philadelphia US Squash High School Nationals tournament. The first two matches of the tournament saw straightforward wins by the Rams, winning both matches 5-2. The semi-final match was a battle in which four of the seven matches went to five games. The Rams held firm and clinched the win 4-3 to head to the finals for the second time in program history. The final proved to be high drama with MICDS and Berkshire trading wins until it was 3-3 with one match remaining. Rhea Patnana ’23 played calm, cool, and collected squash to secure the victory for the Rams. This was a great team effort with strong performances by each player. Abby Derdeyn ’25Annabelle Medler ’24, and Patnana ended their season on a high note, going undefeated at Nationals. Throughout the season, the varsity squad showed a high level of team camaraderie, sportsmanship, and determination both at practices and in the few local matches played against mixed, boys, and adult teams. The varsity squad bids farewell to three seniors who have considerably impacted the girls’ squash program: Patil, Graves, and our manager, Cecily Taylor ’22.

National Championships: 2022