Coach Hunter Bolling

The BU Squash Team is excited to introduce our new head coach Hunter Bolling! Recent graduate of Connecticut College, Hunter attended Tower Hill School, in Wilmington, Delaware, where he played football, lacrosse and squash (independent of school since they didn’t have a team). Hunter was recruited to play squash at Connecticut College. During his time at Conn College, Hunter was captain both junior and senior year. 2014 graduate, Hunter majored in economics and minored in anthropology with a focus in archaeology. Outside of squash Hunter loves to hunt and fly fish. He has a 14 year old English Springer Spaniel who’s name is Coca. Hunter has a younger brother who is a senior University of Delaware.

A great addition to the team, Hunter has already helped the team improve and is excited to help the team finish off their season strong. Welcome to the BU Squash Family, Hunter!

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This coming month!

The BU Squash team has a very exciting couple of weeks. This Saturday both the men and the women will be traveling to Vassar for a Round Robin. The following weekend the team will be traveling to Annapolis for a two day Round Robin at Navy. To close off this exciting squash season, the team will play at championships at Yale University the weekend of the 20th! We’ve come a long way this season and are very excited to finish it off strong. Thank you to all our friends and family for your support!

Happy Holidays!

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Swarthmore Round Robin December 5th and 6th

The BU Men’s Squash Team made the long trip to King of Prussia, PA this past weekend to play in a round robin tournament hosted by Swarthmore College. BU started off the weekend on Saturday by playing Fordham University. Emanuel, Paulo, and Allan secured BU wins in the the 4-6 positions. Unfortunately, the only other BU win came from Marwan Sallam who’s thrilling 5 game win was a highlight of the match. Ultimately, BU ended up with a frustrating 4-5 loss to Fordham.

After loosing a close first match, the Terriers were able to have strong rest of the weekend. BU faced Penn State later on Saturday and won in a 9-0 shutout. BU won all the matches by scores of either 3-0 or 3-1.

On Sunday, BU was first scheduled to take on Minnesota. Unfortunately, Minnesota did not have time to play what would have been a fun match and had to default the match due to travel scheduling problems. Later on Sunday, BU played their final match of the weekend against host school Swarthmore. The Terriers secured another 9-0 win, their second of the tournament. It was a great weekend for the BU Men’s Squash team who went 3-1 on the weekend to close out the Fall semester.

A Great Start to Our 2015-2016 Season!

The Boston University Squash team is extremely proud of all that we have accomplished thus far in the season. However, none of this could be possible without our friends and family who have supported us and have kept this program alive. We are extremely grateful to all of our supporters and hope to continue to make you all proud.

Most recently the men and the women faced Tufts on Saturday, November 21st. Although it was an extremely tough match, considering Tufts is a varsity team, the BU squash team really gave all it their all. Although none of the women won, all of the games were extremely close. The men also were challenged by Tufts. BU’s only victory was an exciting match between Marwan Sallam (’19) and Braden Chiulli (Tufts ’18), number one on the ladder. Marwan was able to win 4-1.

Although the tough loss against Tufts, the team was had a great turn out in terms of friends and family – thank you all for coming.

Coming up next, the men are traveling to Swathmore for a Round Robin December 5th and 6th. We wish them good luck!

Women at Colgate 2015

Women at Colgate 2015

BU men vs. BC 2015

BU men vs. BC 2015

11/14-11/15 Colgate University Round Robin

HAMILTON, NY – The Boston University Women Squash team had a very successful weekend at Colgate University’s Round Robin where they faced 5 other teams.

Their first match against Hobart and William Smith Colleges, was a rough start to the weekend given that WS is a cup higher than us. Although the team had some very competitive games, overall the team lost 9-0.

However the team was able to turn it around for their second match against the University of Rochester where they won 9-1. With overall successful matches, Alex Smith (16’) had some tougher competition as number 1. BU women played very smart and were able to dominate the games by hitting smooth rails and cross-courts. Freshman Shelby Bannom, won her first collegiate match as number 9, winning 3-2, a very exciting start to her college squash career.

To finish off day one, the team played Smith College, where BU won 9-0. Everyone played very well given that it was our 3rd match of the day hitting strong serve.

To start off day two, BU faced University of Minnesota. Although it was some stiffer competition than Rochester and Smith, BU was the stronger team winning 8-1. Once again, Alex Smith faced some tough competition as #1 and Allysha Wong (’18) had a solid win at #3 although she had a very frustrating opponent.

Colgate proved to be a great match up for our team. Everyone had tough competition. Jasmine Rishi put up a great fight at #5 but was ultimately unable to hold off her opponents incredible drop volleys. After losing the first two games, she was able to make a comeback in the third game by forcing her opponent to dig it out of the back, but was ultimately defeated 11-9 in the fourth game.

Co-captain Lily Wacker (’16) had an incredible match against Colgate’s Courtney McGill as #4. Lily was hitting solid rails and able hold off her opponent in the second game. Tensions were high in the third game with McGill ultimately winning 18-16 in the third game and in the fourth. Allysha Wong showed a strong performance at #3 as well, forcing her opponent to run around the court to hit back her boasts. Yet as the game wore on, the exhaustion from the weekend came through, resulting in Colgate’s victory.

Co-captain Chandler Burke showed a strong performance against Colgate at the #6 position. Her strong cross-courts and backhand drives helped her win a tight three games.

One of BUs new additions to the roster, Shelby Bannon, played the #9 position this weekend and successfully won 3 of her five matches. Congratulations Shelby!

BU had a strong performance this weekend, beating out three teams that are ranked above them in CSA’s F Cup. We’d like to thank Colgate for hosting us this weekend and were looking forward to playing them again!

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Boston University Men’s Squash Team Home Opener Win

BOSTON, MA. – After finishing one place below Boston College in the final rankings last season, the BU men were looking forward to our first match against BC this season. BU got off to a good start in the first round of matches when Joel Lavoie and Adam Whitaker both quickly won by scores of 3-0. Senior Paulo DaMoura then added a 3-1 win to put BU at an early advantage.

In the second round, Nick Carlson and Emanuel Vieira De Andrade won by scores of 3-1 and 3-2 respectively to clinch a BU victory in the match. Freshman Parker Tonissi played a tough opponent at the number 2 position and ended up loosing 3 close games. In the third round, freshman Marwan Sallam defeated the BC captain at the number 1 position 3-0. Allan Chen and Arthur Hobhouse added 3-1 victories to close out the match. The final score was a decisive 8-1 BU victory. The BU men are now 1-1 on the season.

An Exciting Week for BU Squash

The team is extremely excited for the upcoming week. We will be hosting BC this Tuesday at 8:20 at Boston University’s Fitrec, where the men will battle it out on court. This has been difficult competition in years past but the team is prepared and ready to take on BC another year.

On Thursday, both BU men and women will be traveling across the city to Northeastern University to compete at 7:30. Another close competitor, Northeastern, will be great competition and a great match to watch.

The Women will also be traveling to Colgate University in Hamilton, NY to compete in a round robin both Saturday and Sunday. After an exciting weekend, the Women will take on BC for the first time on Tuesday at Boston University starting around 8pm!

These should be strong matches, so come out and support your fellow Terriers!

10/27/2015 BU Club Squash Men vs. MIT

The Boston University Club squash team started off the season with a men’s match against MIT. Although the team lost 9-1, there were some terrific matches. Captain Allan Chen (16′) won his match 3-0, a great start to his senior year. There were also great matches from Nick Carlson (16′) and Emanuel Andrade (19′) who went 5 games but unfortunately lost.

Parker Tonissi (19′) and Chris (17′) played 4 extremely close games. The team is very excited for the upcoming season and cannot wait to face-off against MIT again.

Congratulations to our new teammates!

The Boston University Club Squash Team is extremely excited to introduce our new teammates, Irene, Adam, Pedro, Shelby, Parker, Marwan, and Emanuel! We are very excited for the 2015-2016 season!