This month, the College Squash Association (CSA) announced the recipients of the 2023 CSA Team Sportsmanship Awards for the 2022-2023 season. Georgetown University’s second-year program received the Chaffee Award for women’s team sportsmanship, while Hamilton College was recognized with the Sloane Award for the men’s selection.
The Chaffee Award, named for legendary Williams College coach Clarence Chaffee, is given annually to a women’s team which has demonstrated the qualities of sportsmanship, teamwork, character, and improvement. The Sloane Award, named for long-time college coach Sean Sloane, is given annually for to the men’s team most recognized for their sportsmanship. Both awards are voted on by the CSA coaches who represent teams from that division.
Georgetown University – Chaffee Award (Women’s Team Sportsmanship)
Georgetown University’s women’s program, led by head coach Tim Lasusa, is in its second year of varsity competition after transitioning from a club program in 2021. Georgetown finished the season ranked 18th in the country after falling to fellow Chaffee Award nominee Middlebury in the Walker Cup final. This is Georgetown’s first Chaffee Award.
Hamilton College – Sloane Award (Men’s Team Sportsmanship)
Hamilton College earned its third Sloane Award in program history this season, with all three awards coming during the tenure of head coach Jamie King. King played squash for Coach Sloane at Williams as an undergraduate, and he works hard to share Sloane’s lessons about sporting behavior and fair play with his own players now. Hamilton were ranked 24th in the final CSA men’s standings this season.