By Michael T. Bello
Published Feb 10, 2013 at 7:00 AM ET; Updated Feb 9, 2013 at 9:26 PM ET

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

Coaches, Team Contacts, SIDs,

A few reminders…

  • Blizzard Match Updates: If a match was cancelled or rescheduled due to the blizzard in the Northeast, please modify your schedule in the US Squash Scoring System.
  • Women’s Team Rankings: Due to Women’s National Team Championships, women’s team rankings will be reviewed on Sunday (2/10) night at 8 PM. Please enter your match scores prior to Sunday at 8 PM.
  • Rosters for Team Championships: Team Coaches are required to submit their rosters, in order of play, for the Team Championships on the Monday immediately before the tournament. Women’s Team Championships rosters are due on Monday, February 11th by 12:00pm EST. Men’s Team Championships rosters are due on Monday, February 18th by 12:00pm EST. Any teams that do not submit their rosters by the deadline must play with the roster order in the last match played prior to the Team Championships by that team. The roster submission form for the Men will be released and communicated on Tuesday, February 12th.
  • Men’s 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. Here are instructions on adding a match to the US Squash Scoring System: http://csasquash.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/New-Site-CSA-coach-score-entry-documentation.pdf
  • MCSA Award Nominations: Nominations for the Barnaby and Sloane Awards are due by February 10th:
  • WCSA Award Nominations: 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. NOTE: Due to the blizzard in New England, ff you placed nomination forms in the US mail late last week, please contact me with the names of your nominees. Info about the awards and the forms may be found on the website.
  • 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 Registrated 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 National Team Championships: For planning purposes, tentative draws have been posted (and UPDATED) on the CSA website.
  • Squash Camp Ads: If any coaches are interested in advertising their squash camps, please e-mail the Executive Administrator.
  • 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.
  • Missing Match results: The following matches have not been reported:
    • MCSA (as of 2/9 at 8 PM):
      • 2/1: Ithaca/Lafayette
      • 2/2 Trinity/Middlebury (NESCACs)
      • 2/3: Trinity/Williams (NESCACs)
  • 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 2/9 at 8 PM):
      • Lafayette (12/02 Lafayette/Virginia/Denison/Fordham Match) – removed from rankings until resolved.
      • Tufts (1/19 Tufts/Hobart
      • Illinois Champaign (1/19 Illinois Champaign/Washington St. Louis)
      • Maryland (1/26 GW, JHU, and Virginia matches)
      • Fordham (1/26 Lehigh)
      • Northwestern (2/3 Washington)
    • WCSA Matches with “Not on Roster” players (as of 2/9 at 8 PM):
      • Colgate (12/01Hamilton, 1/26 Rochester, 1/27 Northeastern, 2/2 William Smith) – removed from rankings until resolved.
      • Rochester (1/26 Rochester/Hamilton Match)
      • Bucknell (1/26 GW Match)
      • Haverford (1/26 Georgetown match)
      • Tufts (1/30 BC match)