By Michael T. Bello
Published Nov 30, 2015 at 7:00 AM ET; Updated Nov 29, 2015 at 7:13 PM ET

Hatfield, MA — On Sunday, the e-mail below was sent to coaches and team contacts.

A few reminders…

ReBound Initiative: As announced earlier in the week, the CSA will support the ReBound initiative. The ReBound initiative aims to collect usable squash gear, such as racquets, goggles, shoes, and grips, and donate it to the emerging international affiliates of NUSEA. Teams will be individually contacted about this initiative in the coming weeks.

Team Rankings: The next rankings will be reviewed on Monday, 11/30 (6 PM ET). 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.

Harrow Sports Player of the Week: The next Player of the Week honors will cover the period from November 23rd – December 5th.

  • 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

Match Results with “Not on Roster” players: As a reminder, make sure your results include all players who participated in the match. Like last season, we are prepared to remove teams from the rankings if “Not on Roster” players are not entered. Please contact Dent Wilkens (dent.wilkens@ussquash.com) if you need assistance fixing match results with “Not on Roster” players.

Men’s Matches with “Not on Roster” players (as of 11/29):

  • Boston College: Boston University Match (2nd Warning)
  • Bryant University: Tufts University Match (1st Warning)
  • Duke University: Davidson College Match (2nd Warning)
  • Ithaca College: Colgate University Match (2nd Warning)
  • Lehigh University: MIT Match (2nd Warning)
  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill: Davidson College Match (2nd Warning)
  • Northeastern University: MIT Match (2nd Warning)
  • Northeastern University: Boston University Match (2nd Warning)
  • Northeastern University: Colby College Match (1st Warning)
  • Notre Dame, University of: Northwestern University Match (2nd Warning)
  • Notre Dame, University of: Washington University in St. Louis Match (2nd Warning)
  • Ohio St University: Denison University Match (2nd Warning)
  • Richmond, University of: Duke University Match (1st Warning)
  • Siena College: Bard College Match (2nd Warning)
  • Siena College: Penn State University Match (2nd Warning)
  • Siena College: Lafayette College Match (2nd Warning)
  • Siena College: Swarthmore College Match (1st Warning)
  • Western Ontario: Williams College Match (1st Warning)

Women’s Matches with “Not on Roster” players (as of 11/29):

  • Boston University: Colgate University Match (2nd Warning)
  • Boston University: Minnesota, University of Match (2nd Warning)
  • Boston University: Tufts University Match (1st Warning)
  • Boston University: University of Rochester Match (2nd Warning)
  • Bowdoin College: Franklin and Marshall College Match (1st Warning)
  • Bucknell University: William Smith College Match (2nd Warning)
  • Connecticut College: Northeastern University Match (1st Warning)
  • Drexel University: University of Pennsylvania Match (1st Warning)
  • Smith College: Colgate University Match (2nd Warning)
  • Smith College: Minnesota, University of Match (1st Warning)
  • Smith College: University of Rochester Match (2nd Warning)
  • University of Rochester: Denison University Match (2nd Warning)
  • University of Rochester: William Smith College Match (2nd Warning)

Team Roster and Schedule Updates: The 2015-2016 CSA league is posted online and available for CSA coaches to update their rosters for the season.

To update your team roster, logon to your account and click on the “manage roster” tab. Then add any new players and remove any that are no longer playing for your team.

Note: If you are not listed as a coach on your team’s page, please contact dent.wilkens@ussquash.com to have your team’s page updated.

Here are links to the instructions on how to add/remove players from your rosters and enter match results.

Minimum # of Players: For a regular season match to officially count for ranking purposes, each team must have at least seven players. Except for Emerging Teams, matches with less than seven players per team will not count towards the required number of matches for entry into the National Team Championships.

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.

Rule Updates: During the offseason, the Executive Committees discussed possible rule changes. Many of these proposals were also discussed by coaches during the two-day CSA Strategic Review session, which was held in early June at Yale University. In preparation for the 2015 – 2016 season, the College Squash Association has updated six of its rules:

Coaches and Team Contacts need to be familiar with these rule updates. To see exact changes, please refer to the “Update on″ link at the bottom of the page for each modified rule.