By Michael T. Bello
Published Jan 28, 2013 at 7:00 AM ET; Updated Jan 27, 2013 at 1:24 PM ET

On Sunday, the e-mail below was sent to CSA coaches, team contacts, and Sports Information Directors.

Coaches, Team Contacts, and SIDs:

A few reminders…

  • NESCAC Rankings: NESCAC teams please submit your weekend results ASAP so that seeds for the NESCAC tournament may be made.
  • MCSA Award Nominations: Nominations for the Skillman Award are due by February 1st, while nominations for the Barnaby and Sloane Awards are due by February 10th
  • WCSA Award Nominations: Nominations for the Richey and Wetzel Awards are due by February 1st, while nominations for the Most Improved Team and Chaffee Award are due by February 10th
  • Scholar Athlete/Academic Recognition Nominations: Nominations and forms for Scholar Athlete/Academic Recognition must be submitted to the Executive Administrator (me) by February 10th. Late submissions will not be accepted. Info about the awards and the forms may be found on the website.
  • Team Rankings: The ranking committee will be reviewing results on Monday evening. If your results are not posted to the US Squash Scoring System, they will not be considered for ranking purposes. Without results in the US Squash Scoring System, your team will not be credited appropriately. At most, you have 48 hours after a match is played to submit results. In addition, the sooner results are submitted to the US Squash Scoring System, the greater the chance that your team is mentioned in the Sunday evening “Around the Courts” article.
  • Harrow Sports Player of the Week: Please nominate deserving players for Player of the Week honors by 6 PM ET on Monday.
    • Criteria: A Player of the Week should have a significant impact on his or her team’s performance during the prior week and demonstrate sportsmanship.
    • Nominations: Coaches, Sports Information Directors, and Team Contacts may nominate players by using the following link: [link in e-mail]
  • Club Teams that have Registered for Nationals: Please remember that to enter a 9 player division, club teams must play eight (8) matches against other CSA teams. In addition, club teams must play at least four (4) matches between January 1st and February 10th. At minimum, each team should have at least five (5) different opponents. Club teams, please add any matches to the US Squash Scoring System or Dent and I will be questioning teams that do not appear to meet the qualification standard.
  • Tentative Draws for the 2013 Women’s National Team Championships: For planning purposes, tentative draws have been posted to the CSA website. Here is the link.
  • Squash Camp Ads: If any coaches are interested in advertising their squash camps, please e-mail me. Here is a link to the CSA’s ad rates.
  • Qualifications for Team Nationals:
    • Varsity teams are required to play ten (10) matches against other CSA teams to enter team championships. At minimum, each team should have at least 6 different opponents. Varsity teams should play the majority of their matches against other varsity schools.
    • Club teams are required to play eight (8) matches against other CSA teams to enter team championships in a 9 player division. In addition, club teams must play at least four (4) matches between January 1st and February 10th. At minimum, each team should have at least five (5) different opponents.
  • Match Results with “Not on Roster” players: A few teams still have “Not on Roster” players in their match results. Like last season, we are prepared to remove teams from the rankings if “Not on Roster” players are not entered.
    • MCSA Matches with “Not on Roster” players (as of 1 PM on 1/27)
      • Lafayette (12/02 Lafayette/Virginia Match) – removed from rankings until resolved.
      • Illinois Champaign (1/19 Illinois Champaign/Washington St. Louis)
      • Tufts (1/19 Tufts/Conn)
      • Maryland (1/26 GW, JHU, and Virginia matches)
    • WCSA Matches with “Not on Roster” players (as of 1 PM on 1/27)
      • Colgate (12/01 Colgate/Hamilton Match) – removed from rankings until resolved.
      • Rochester (1/26 Rochester/Hamilton Match)
      • Bucknell (1/26 Bucknell/GW Match)