Girls' Squash

Squash

The girls’ squash program at The Hill School aims to cultivate well-rounded student-athletes and teach life lessons that will extend beyond their time on the court. Our approach emphasizes the importance of the team as a whole, in a sport that too often places focus and pressure on the individual.

Both the varsity and junior varsity teams seek to balance skills development, fitness, and mental preparation with a healthy dose of fun and spirited competition. Our coaching staff hopes to instill a lifelong love of the game in our players and help our athletes to reach their goals, which range from playing at the collegiate level to simply learning the fundamentals of the sport.

Since the inaugural season of girls’ squash in the winter of 1999, the second year of coeducation at Hill, the sport has continued to increase in popularity on campus among female athletes. Many of our squash players begin at the junior varsity level as beginners and work their way onto the varsity ladder. Some of our standout players have gone on to compete at the collegiate level at schools such as William Smith College, Wesleyan College, Trinity College, and Franklin and Marshall College. 

Interscholastic competition begins for both the varsity and junior varsity programs in late-November and runs through mid-February. Both teams play competitive schedules in the greater Philadelphia and Mid-Atlantic regions. The Hill is a member of the Mid-Atlantic Prep League (MAPL), which provides great competition against Blair Academy, Mercersburg Academy and Lawrenceville School throughout the season and in the year-end MAPL tournament. Our non-league matches include teams from the MASA league such as Shipley, Conestoga, and Friends Central, as well as other local schools such as St. Andrews and Lancaster Country Day. Varsity ladder players have the privilege of playing in the U.S. High School National tournament each February, which is always a highlight of the season.

Located just outside of the nation’s squash hotbed, Hill squash players are able to participate in local U.S. Squash tournaments to achieve national rankings. The Philadelphia and Mid-Atlantic regions are saturated with great squash competition, which allows our athletes to take their play to the next level in the offseason and on the weekends. In addition, we are able to provide weekend trips to collegiate matches, exposing our players to competitive local squash.

Our program is housed in the Day Squash Center, which features seven ASB courts, one of which is a glass stadium court with seating for 50 spectators. Courts are open year round to students and faculty, and are often used by our weekend activities programming for in-house tournaments.

For more information on the girls’ squash program please email Head Coach Chanel Erasmus.

V Schedule & Results

Team Opponent Date Time Location Details Result Score Status
V Girls' Squash
Squash Festival
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V Girls' Squash vs.
Germantown Friends School
Germantown Cricket Club Details
V Girls' Squash vs.
Shady Side Academy, Lancaster Country Day
Lancaster Country Day Details
V Girls' Squash vs.
Friends Central School
The Hill School Details
V Girls' Squash vs.
Mercersburg Academy, Blair Academy
The Hill School Details
V Girls' Squash vs.
The Shipley School
The Hill School Details
V Girls' Squash vs.
William Penn Charter
The Hill School Details
V Girls' Squash vs.
The Lawrenceville School
The Hill School Details
V Girls' Squash vs.
The Potomac School (VA)
The Potomac School (VA) Details
V Girls' Squash vs.
Harriton Lower Merion School
The Hill School Details

Coaching Staff

Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Chanel Erasmus |  cerasmus@thehill.org
Having both played for and coached at national collegiate power Trinity College, Chanel Erasmus arrived at The Hill in 2017 with a wealth of experience. A native of South Africa, Coach Erasmus was a member of the South African National Squash Team as a junior player. She represented South Africa at the 2008 British Junior Squash Open and Scottish Open, and in 2009 Coach Erasmus was the country’s U-16 National Champion. 

Coach Erasmus was a four-year starter at Trinity and appeared in the College Squash Association National Championship match three times, winning the CSA championship in 2014. She also rowed for the Bantams’ women’s crew team and won a Division III national championship in 2015. In the spring of her senior year at Trinity, Erasmus received the college’s Robert R. Bartlett Award for excellence in athletics and devotion to campus and community service. 

After graduating from Trinity with a B.A. in Performing Arts, Coach Erasmus remained at the college to pursue a master’s degree. While completing her graduate work, she was a novice coach with the Trinity women’s crew team and a volunteer assistant with the women’s squash team. 

Assistant Coach
David Allain 

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JV Schedule and Results

Team Opponent Date Time Location Details Result Score Status
JV Girls' Squash vs.
Shady Side Academy, Lancaster Country Day
Lancaster Country Day Details
JV Girls' Squash vs.
Mercersburg Academy, Blair Academy
The Hill School Details
JV Girls' Squash vs.
The Shipley School
The Shipley School Details
JV Girls' Squash vs.
The Lawrenceville School
The Hill School Details
JV Girls' Squash vs.
The Lawrenceville School
The Lawrenceville School Details
JV Girls' Squash vs.
Harriton Lower Merion School
The Hill School Details
JV Girls' Squash vs.
The Lawrenceville School
The Hill School Details
JV Girls' Squash vs.
Tower Hill School
TBD
Tower Hill School Details
JV Girls' Squash vs.
Blair Academy
Blair Academy Details