By Michael T. Bello
Published Dec 19, 2016 at 7:00 AM ET; Updated Dec 18, 2016 at 8:41 PM ET

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

Coaches, Team Contacts, and SIDs,

A few reminders

Match Results with “Not on Roster” players: The following teams need to fix their results with “Not on Roster” players. These teams will not be eligible for rankings if these match results are not fixed.

Men’s Teams (as of 12/16):

  • Babson – Brandeis University vs. Babson College – Missing #s 1-9
  • Babson – Northeastern University vs. Babson College – Missing #s 2-8
  • Bryant – MIT vs. Bryant University – Missing #8
  • Bryant – Lehigh University vs. Bryant University – Missing #8
  • Cal – University of California, Berkeley vs. Naval Academy – Missing #8
  • Colgate – Colgate University vs. Swarthmore College – Missing #7
  • Johns Hopkins – Richmond, University of vs. Johns Hopkins University – Missing #s 3,4,6,7,8
  • Johns Hopkins – Fordham University vs. Johns Hopkins University – Missing #s 3,4,6,7,8
  • Johns Hopkins – Naval Academy vs. Johns Hopkins University – Missing #s 3,4,5,6,7,9
  • Johns Hopkins – Georgetown University vs. Johns Hopkins University – Missing #s 3,4,6,7,8
  • Johns Hopkins – Bucknell University vs. Johns Hopkins University – Missing #s 3,4,6,7,8
  • Ohio State – Ohio St University vs. University of Notre Dame – Missing #s 1,3,7,8
  • Washington St. Louis – Denison University vs. Washington University in St. Louis – Missing #2,3,5
  • Washington St. Louis – Bucknell University vs. Washington University in St. Louis – Missing #2,3,5

Women’s Teams (as of 12/16):

  • BC – Northeastern University vs. Boston College – Missing #9
  • BU – Northeastern University vs. Boston University – Missing #s 3,4,7,8
  • Bucknell – Denison University vs. Bucknell University – Missing #7
  • Denison – Denison University vs. Bucknell University – Missing #8
  • Denison – Denison University vs. University of Rochester – Missing #s 5, 8
  • Denison – Denison University vs. Washington University in St. Louis – Missing #s 5, 8
  • Fordham – Vassar College vs. Fordham University – Missing #s 2,3,9
  • Fordham – Mount Holyoke College vs. Fordham University – Missing #1,2,9
  • Fordham – Fordham University vs. New York University – Missing #1,4,6,7
  • Georgetown – George Washington University vs. Georgetown University – Missing #s 7,9
  • Smith – Smith College vs. Mount Holyoke College – Missing #s 3,6,8,9
  • Smith – Smith College vs. Northeastern University – Missing #s 3,6,8,9
  • Smith – Amherst College vs. Smith College – Missing #8

Please contact Dent Wilkens (dent.wilkens@ussquash.com) if you need assistance fixing match results with “Not on Roster” players. Remember, as a coach or team contact, you may create a US Squash account for a player who does not have one (see the Managing Your Roster link). You do not have to wait for the individual player to create an account.

Training Trips: If any teams have done (or are doing) training trips this season, the CSA would like to publish an article from your captains or players on the experience. Please submit articles to me upon your return. These may be rough and I will clean the articles up.

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. At minimum, each team should have at least five (5) different opponents.

Rule Updates: During the offseason, the Executive Committees reviewed the College Squash Association’s rules. In preparation for the 2016 – 2017 season, the College Squash Association has updated six of its rules. An article summarizing the changes was published on the website in October. 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.

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

Hotels for Team and Individual Championships: In addition to information on Team Championship hotels, hotel information for the individual championships is now on the Championship Info page.

Squash Ball Orders: With the season starting, the CSA encourages you to take advantage of the organization’s relationship with Dunlop to order the balls you need for the year. Revenue from the sales goes to the CSA and helps us meet our mission of supporting continued success of college squash. Balls are sold for $30/dozen. Please contact Dent Wilkens with any questions related to squash ball orders. To place your order, please visit the following link: http://collegesquashassociation.com/coaches/dunlop-squash-ball-orders/

Contact Information: If you are receiving this reminder and are no longer your team’s contact, please let Dent Wilkens and Michael T. Bello ASAP.