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Playing College Squash Without Getting Recruited

June 02, 2017
Written by Taylor

In our previous post, we discussed the competitive recruiting landscape for college squash. For many students who love the game of squash but don’t want to (or can’t) prioritize practice and tournaments beyond their other activities, a recruiting slot simply won’t be an option.


However, if you find yourself among the large group of squash players who won’t be recruited, there are still plenty of options for playing squash in college! In some cases, you may be able to walk on to a spot on a varsity team. But as the sport grows in popularity, many colleges and universities now offer strong and vibrant student-run club squash teams that you can join once you arrive on campus. Club teams also provide a great way to keep playing squash even if your college of choice doesn’t have a varsity team.

Here is a list of schools with club teams*:
Babson College (Men’s)
Bard College (Women’s)
Boston College (Men’s & Women’s)
Boston University (M & W)
Brandeis University (M)
Bryant University (M)
Bucknell University (M & W)
University of California, Berkeley (M & W)
College of Charleston (M)
University of Chicago (M)
Colgate University (M & W)
Davidson College (M)
Denison University (M & W)
Duke University (M)
Fordham University (W)
Georgetown University (M & W)
Georgia Tech (M)
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (M)
University of Illinois, Springfield (M)
Ithaca College (M)
Johns Hopkins University (M & W)
Kenyon College (M)
Lafayette College (M)
Lehigh University (M)
University of Maryland (M)
University of Miami (M)
University of Minnesota (M & W)
University of Mississippi (M)
New York University (M & W)
University of North Carolina (M & W)
Northeastern University (M & W)
Northwestern University (M & W)
University of Notre Dame (M & W)
The Ohio State University (M)
University of Oregon (M)
Penn State University (M)
Purdue University (M)
Rhodes College (M)
University of Richmond (M)
University of Rochester (W)
Sewanee: University of the South (M)
Siena College (M)
Smith College (W)
University of Southern California (M)
Stanford University (M)
Swarthmore College (M)
Vanderbilt University (M)
University of Vermont (M & W)
University of Virginia (M & W)
Washington University in St. Louis (M & W)
University of Washington (M)
College of William and Mary (M)

* list from the College Squash Association

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