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Big Blue Beat: Boys' Varsity Squash
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By Zoe Wang '22
 

Head Coach: Ramsay Vehslage


Last season's highlights: 
The 2018 team was led by two seniors and co-captains Chris Zachary '19, who is currently playing squash for Dartmouth College, and Jeffrey Xiao '19. The team finished the season with a 16-2 record and was crowned Division 2 champions at US Squash's National High School Team Championships

As has been the case since the Bugliari Athletics Center opened in January 2017, Pingry hosted the New Jersey High School Championships last year, an individual tournament, where Chris was a finalist. 


What to watch for this season: 

  • The 2019 season will be led by senior captains Collin Wen '20—who took first place last spring in the U19 Silver National Championships—Alexander Chiang '20, Waleed Nisar '20, and Charles Malone '20. 

  • The roster of about 16 to 20 boys is promising, including freshmen Evan Wen '23, Adam Bauhs '23, and Spencer Jahng '23, who will make strong additions to the team. 

  • Among Coach Vehslage's goals are for the boys to focus on fitness, work together as a team, and for the more experienced players to express leadership. 

  • After ending last season with a #17 national ranking, the main goal is to earn seeding in Division 1 at the U.S. Squash's National High School Team Championships.

  • The team is looking to defeat rivals Lawrenceville and St. Ann's School in Brooklyn. 
     

Full-court press: 
"Coming off of our 17th-place finish last year, we're hoping to improve our national ranking and win some tough matches during the regular season. We've got strong leadership from our seniors both on and off the court, and I am looking forward to a great season."—Head Coach Ramsay Vehslage 


Contact: Andrea Dawson, Senior Writer, adawson@pingry.org