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Playing College Squash Without Getting Recruited

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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*:

  • Arizona State University (Men’s)
  • Boston College (Men’s & Women’s)
  • Boston University (M & W)
  • Brown University (M & W)
  • Bucknell University (M & W)
  • Carnegie Mellon University (M)
  • Clark University (M)
  • Colgate University (M & W)
  • College of William and Mary (M)
  • Cornell University (M)
  • Dartmouth College (M)
  • Davidson College (M)
  • Drexel University (M)
  • Duke University (M)
  • Fordham University (W)
  • George Washington University (M)
  • Georgetown University (M & W)
  • Harvard University (M)
  • Indiana University-Bloomington (M)
  • Johns Hopkins University (M & W)
  • Kenyon College (M)
  • Lafayette College (M)
  • Lehigh University (M)
  • New York University (M & W)
  • North Carolina State University (M)
  • Northeastern University (M & W)
  • Northwestern University (M)
  • Ohio State University (M)
  • Princeton University (M)
  • Smith College (W)
  • Stanford University (M)
  • Swarthmore College (M)
  • United States Naval Academy (M)
  • University of California-Berkeley (M)
  • University of California-Los Angeles (M)
  • University of Chicago (M & W)
  • University of Connecticut (M)
  • University of Michigan (M)
  • University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (M & W)
  • University of Notre Dame (M)
  • University of Pennsylvania (M & W)
  • University of Pittsburgh (M)
  • University of Richmond (M & W)
  • University of Rochester (W)
  • University of Virginia (M)
  • University of Wisconsin (M)
  • Vanderbilt University (M)
  • Wake Forest University (M)
  • Washington & Lee University (M)
  • Washington University in St. Louis (M & W)
  • Wellesley College (W)
  • West Virginia University (M)
  • Xavier University (M)
  • Yale University (M)

* List from the College Squash Association

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