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
Head Coach: Josh Cardwell
A native of Melbourne, Australia, Josh comes to Avon Old Farms with an impressive squash background both as a player and as a coach. A current Professional Squash Tour (PST) touring professional and former Professional Squash Association (PSA) pro, Josh has competed in over 70 professional events across more than 30 countries in recent years. His career-high ranking of 146 in the world is impressive in its own right, but even more so considering that Josh did not begin playing the sport until age 19.
Coach Cardwell comes from a strong squash legacy as his mother is the former women’s world #1 and world champion, and his younger sister is currently competing professionally and for her native Australia. In the offseason, Coach Cardwell is based in Boston and works with TOG Squash Academy.
Away from squash, Josh is passionate about graphic design, disc jockeying, and basketball.
For more information contact:
Varsity Squash Coach
Avon Old Farms School
500 Old Farms Road
Avon, CT 06001
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