At the College Squash Association Board of Directors meeting in May, the Board voted to officially sanction the Mid-Atlantic Squash Conference (MASC), the first organization of its kind for college squash, on a provisional basis for the 2019-2020 season.
MASC now joins the Ivy League, Liberty League, and New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) as a conference that sponsors squash and stages a championship under the CSA umbrella. This distinction will enable CSA member schools who lack formal squash conference affiliation to officially join the league. MASC will be subject to CSA Board review after the 2019-20 season.
The Mid-Atlantic Squash Conference is the first squash-specific collegiate athletic conference in the United States. After holding its first season-ending championship event in the 2018-2019 season, MASC is poised for expanded operations this season.
After a successful inaugural championship that was held at the MacArthur Squash Center at the University of Virginia, the 2020 championship will be held in Washington, D.C. at Squash on Fire and George Washington University from February 7-9, 2020.
The members of MASC for the 2019-2020 season are as follows:
|Men’s Division||Women’s Division|
|Dickinson College||Dickinson College|
|Drexel University||Drexel University|
|Franklin & Marshall College||Franklin & Marshall College|
|George Washington University||George Washington University|
|Massachusetts Inst. of Technology||University of Virginia|
|University of Virginia|
|U.S. Naval Academy|
One of the conference’s goals is to continue to help grow squash in the United States. MASC provides an additional level of infrastructure to the collegiate game, laying the foundation for rivalries to develop and offering a potential landing spot for future varsity squash programs.
The concept for MASC was developed and implemented by George Washington University Assistant Coach Anderson Good. Questions concerning the conference and its operations should be directed to Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org.