Sweet 17

Men’s squash tops Harvard to capture national title

Florence S. and Muriel Harrison Memorial Scholar James Evans ’18 Photo: Michael T. Bello

The Bantams captured their 17th College Squash Association (CSA) National Men’s Team Championship (Potter Trophy) on February 25, sweeping the first wave of matches on their way to a 6–3 victory over the visiting Harvard University Crimson at the Kellner Squash Center. Trinity, which won the Potter Trophy from 1999 to 2011 and in 2013, 2015, and 2017, downed No. 8-seeded Princeton 8–1 and then edged No. 4-seeded St. Lawrence 5–4 to reach the finals. Harvard, seeded No. 3 in the eight-team field, finished its year at 13–3. Top-seeded Trinity closed with a 20–0 record and will enter next season amid a 29-match winning streak. “This was a dream season in that everything that you wanted to have happen for the boys did happen,” said Trinity Head Coach Paul Assaiante. “Things don’t always happen the way we want them to. But this year everything did. Playing this at home is a huge advantage. Instead of all the extra noise getting in our way, it pushed us over the finish line.”

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