The College Squash Association (CSA) has confirmed three new members of its Board of Directors, who are all set to serve terms through the 2021-2022 season.
Richard Chin joins the Board as an independent director with over four decades of experience in squash. One of the most well-known faces on the U.S. squash scene, Chin is a celebrated player and coach, known for his sportsmanship, strategic advice, and unwavering composure. Chin has been the Head Professional at the Harvard Club of New York for over two decades. He has served on the Board of StreetSquash from its inception and is a former Board member of U.S. Squash.
Due to recent independent board member departures, including founding Board member, Jeanne Blasberg, Chin fills the open Class II director position. He will take on important roles with the Rules & Regulations and Development standing committees.
Gilly Lane, the Head Men’s Squash Coach at University of Pennsylvania, and Joanne Schickerling, Associate Head Coach at Columbia University, step into vacancies on the Board created when Jamie King of Hamilton College and Sean Wilkinson of Princeton University concluded their service on the board.
Lane, a Penn alumnus, has led the Quakers’ rise in national prominence in the men’s collegiate game both on and off the court over the last four years. In 2020, Penn reached the Potter Cup (national championship) final for the first time in program history, while also earning the Sloane Award for Team Sportsmanship. With several leadership roles in the greater squash community already on his resume, Lane will now bring his expertise to the CSA Nominating & Governance and Hall of Fame Committees, along with other subcommittees, in his first term on the CSA board.
Schickerling has played an integral role in the meteoric rise of the Columbia University squash programs over the past several years, joining the coaching staff in 2013. After starting new varsity squash teams just 10 years ago, Columbia has reached No. 3 (Men) and No. 5 (Women) rankings in the last three seasons. Schickerling’s ongoing efforts to engage the women’s coaching community will be instrumental for her roles leading two newly established Coach Advisory committees touching on gender, diversity, and inclusion in college squash.
CSA extends immense gratitude to Jeanne Blasberg, Jamie King, and Sean Wilkinson for the critical roles they played on the revamped CSA Board of Directors for its first three years.