The University of Virginia Men’s and Women’s Squash Teams compete with other club and varsity teams through membership in the College Squash Association (CSA). Both teams play a full schedule of matches during the winter season and travel to the CSA National Team Tournaments in February and March.
Although technically a club sport, players on the Virginia squash teams practice and compete at a level and with facilities equivalent to those enjoyed by varsity programs. Team expectations are clearly established and those who choose to pursue squash at UVa negotiate life at the University as student athletes. The coaches, Mark Allen and Grant White, hold all of the players to the expectation that they will work and behave just like the varsity squash players at any other premier college squash program in the United States. Team members compete individually in CSA Individual Nationals and in US Squash-sanctioned events. Collectively, the University of Virginia squash program also aims to promote and grow the sport on campus and in the community. We welcome players of all skill levels.
After one season under guidance of Head Coach Mark Allen, the ‘13-’14 women’s team finished with a national ranking of #25, winning the Epps Cup division of the WCSA Team Nationals. Their performance at Nationals placed the Virginia women #1 among club teams and above several well-established varsity programs. After a successful regular season, the Virginia men’s team was ranked in the top thirty for the majority of the season and picked up key 5-4 victories over Georgetown and Denison.