Squash - Varsity
Over the past seven years, the Avon Old Farms Squash program has seen an enormous leap in standard. With a tremendous amount of support from the extended school community, the Avon Old Farms squash program has now placed itself on the map of US High School Squash. Beginning with the construction of the 7 court Gaynor Squash Pavilion, an introduction of world class coaching staff in Supreet Singh 2010-12 (4 x CSA National Team Titles with Trinity), and current coach, Josh Cardwell 2013 – Present (Former PSA Professional Player), and the inclusion of some top caliber student-athletes from both near and afar, Avon Old Farms squash has propelled itself into being one of the strongest high school squash programs in the nation.
In recent years, Avon Old Farms School has welcomed top-caliber talent from all over the globe. We've had players from Egypt, Mexico, Thailand, Barbados, and Honduras as well as boys from all parts of the USA. While we have had students that have been at the top of the US Squash Rankings, (Atticus Kelly `15 (Ranked #1 in U19)), players who have won their country’s National & Regional Championships (Barbados & Caribbean Junior Champion, Josiah Griffith `17 & Barbados Junior Champion, Benjamin Griffith `16), we have also been fortunate to have players that were among the best players in the world, and were featured inside the top 10 world junior rankings (Seif Attia `14, Omar El-Atmas `15, Karim Tarek `15). Since US Squash began nominating All-American squash athletes in 2013/14, Avon Old Farms has had 3 boys earn this elite status: Seif Attia & Karim Tarek (2013/14) and Omar El-Atmas (2014/15).
In 2013-14, Avon Old Farms School achieved its first-ever US Squash High School National Team Championship. That same year, the team managed to secure its first-ever Founders League title, while earning its highest finish at the NEISA New England Championships.
The Avon Old Farms squash program has developed into a nationally recognized program with some of our boys going on to some of the nation’s best colleges and universities. The following is a list of student-athletes since 2000 who have gone on to play at the collegiate level:
- Alija Hogans `11: St. Lawrence University
- Antonio De La Torre `12: Franklin and Marshall College
- Santiago Moran `12: Connecticut College
- Krittapat Pranich `13: Hobart and William Smith Colleges
- Seif Attia `14: Columbia University
- Atticus Kelly `14: Drexel University
- Kareem Tarek `15: University of Pennsylvania
- Omar El Atmas `15: Drexel University
About Sahel Anwar
With over twenty years of experience playing and teaching squash, Sahel is a “player’s” coach. He is a technical coach, opening his students’ minds to the small details that push their game to the next level. His ability to connect to players with all levels is unrivaled. He has been a member of the coaching staff for the US National Team and regularly assists in regional training sessions.
A resident of Connecticut for over thirty years, Sahel has made a tremendous impact on the squash community in the Greater NYC and Southern CT regions.
|Jeronimo Amezcua||2022||Mexico City|
|Thomas Baldini||2023||West Hartford, CT|
|Javier Calderon||2022||ciudad de Mexico|
|Michael Chaho||2023||Avon, CT|
|Ford Cullen||2022||The Dalles, OR|
|Charles Friedman||2024||Chappaqua, NY|
|Reid Mather||2024||Avon, CT|
|Chi En Peng||2023||ShenZhen|
|Benjamin Raposo||2022||Weatogue, CT|