Denison Squash volunteers at Cincinnati Squash Academy
Oct. 7, 2015
Members of the Denison squash team volunteered their time at the Cincinnati Squash Academy on October 3, 2015. View some photos of the event, below.
Denison Squash wins 2015 Chaffee Cup
Feb. 23, 2105
The Big Red men’s squash team captured the Chaffee Cup at the 2015 National Team Championships hosted by Trinity College in Hartford, Conn. On its way to the title, third-seeded Denison defeated Northeastern University in the quarterfinal round, then followed up with an upset of second-seeded Johns Hopkins University in the semifinals. That set up the dramatic championship bout with top-seeded Georgetown University.
After the first seven matches of the championship versus Georgetown, Denison found itself needing to come back from a 3-4 deficit. That’s when Drew Lavine, a sophomore from Atherton, Calif., won his match against No. 5, leaving it to Denison’s Marshall Crane, a senior from Princeton, N.J., to provide the ultimate heroics.
Crane faced No. 4, Georgetown sophomore Mac Williamson, and won the first game, 11-4. Crane went on to lose the second game, but quickly made up for it with a win in the third, followed by a tie-breaking win in the fourth, with a score of 12-10. That fourth game secured the championship and the Chaffee Cup for Denison.
This was the first national trophy for the Big Red since they won the Summers Cup in 2004 by defeating Stanford University in the championship match.
Of his championship Denison squad, Coach Walt Thieman said, “This year’s team showed incredible heart and drive, which enabled this comeback victory. They worked hard in preparation for this national showcase event.” Thieman added. “With only Marshall Crane graduating this year and some solid prospects expected to be on campus next year, the squash team is poised to return to the glory days when Denison was a top-tier team.”
Other schools joining Denison as national team champions this year were Princeton University, Middlebury College, Trinity College, and Hamilton College.
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