HANOVER, N.H. – 10 members of the Class of 2017 have joined the Dartmouth squash teams. Six student-athletes will suit up for the men and four will compete for the women.
After a 9-8 season, highlighted by capturing the Kurtz Cup at Flight B of the CSA Championships, the Big Green women have added Hanna Balcha, Jacqueline Barnes, Madeline Fraser and Hunter Sechrest to their roster.
- Balcha attended Preuss School UCSD and played squash for four years, captaining the team during her senior campaign. Also during her senior year she won the San Diego Club Championship and California Team Championship. She was a three-time scholar athlete and twice named her team’s Most Valuable Player.
- Barnes was a four-year member and three-year captain for the women's squash team at Walt Whitman High School. Twice won the U.S. Silver. During her interscholastic career, her team won the Chevy Chase Inter-varsity League Championship twice. In 2011, she won the San Diego Gold Tournament and the California Junior Open Tournament. In 2012, she won the 2012 Philadelphia Gold Tournment.
- Fraser was a two-sport athlete at The Packer Collegiate Institute starring in soccer and squash, where she captained the squash team during her junior and senior seasons. In 2011-12, led the squash team to the AAIS League Championship. In high school she was a three-time U.S. Squash Scholar Athlete and a two-time AAIS All-Star.
- Sechrest attended Chapin School where she played four years of squash and two years of lacrosse. Competed in the high school Nationals each of her four years, making it to the New England Championship.
The men look to return to Flight A of the CSA Championships this season, after a late season slip saw them compete in Flight B. With the loss of stalwart Chris Hanson the team has added Glen Brickman, Andrew Field, Nicholas Harrington, George Henderson, Riley McDonough and Joshua Renaud to give their roster much-needed depth.
- Brickman attended Horace Mann School where he played soccer and baseball.
- Field attended Haverford School where he played on the squash and baseball teams, captaining each during his senior season. He was named the squash teams Most Improved Player after his senior year.
- Harrington attended Moses Brown School his freshman and sophomore year and Belmont Hill School for junior and senior years, playing four years of varsity squash. During his junior season, he was a New England Champion, won the Jackson Tournament, won the Brandes Trophy, which is awarded to the player with the best regular season record in the NEPSAC, and won the Sportsmanship award at Belmont Hill. His senior year, he repeated as New England champion and Sportsmanship award winner while playing his way to a No. 7 ranking in the US’s U19 division.
- Henderson attended Hotchkiss School and played squash for three years, playing No. 1 on the team during his junior and senior season. During his senior year, he led the team to a Founders League Championship and a fourth-place finish at D1 New Englands. Received the George E. Haines ’38 Squash Trophy senior year.
- McDonough attended St. Andrew’s School where he ran cross country, played tennis and squash, captaining all three squads. Played No. 1 on the squash team during his senior season.
- Renaud was homeschooled and during his sophomore year he won gold at the Ontario Junior Team Championship and placed second at the North America Junior Open. During his senior year, he was the Plate Winner at the US Junior Open and placed third at the Ontario Junior Closed Championship and the North American Junior Open.
The Big Green open the regular season on Tuesday, Dec. 3, squaring off with Harvard in Ivy League action in Hanover. The teams will each prepare for the start of the season Nov. 9-10 at the Ivy Scrimmages.