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Penn Takes Home the Potter Cup!

For the first time in program history, the University of Pennsylvania are crowned National Champions (Potter Cup)! There have only been five Potter Cup champions in the CSA, Harvard University, Princeton University, Trinity College, United States Naval Academy and Yale University. Today, the College Squash Association named welcomed University of Pennsylvania to that list.

On Sunday morning, top seed Trinity and third seed Penn took the courts at the 2024 CSA National Collegiate Team Championships eager to bring home the Potter Cup. The men did not disappoint. Penn went up 4-1 early on, however, Trinity did not back down. In an exhilarating match, every point had the crowd on the edge of their seats.

Simultaneously, the West Court and Court 6 at the Arlen Specter US Squash Center featured several deciding match balls. The crowd watched moving side to side in order to not miss the big moment. While Khamal Cumberbatch (Trinity) and Roger Alber Baddour (Penn) battled it out on Court 6 in one of the most intense matches of the weekend, Omar Hafez (Penn) clinched the win for Penn on the West Court in a thrilling 13-11 fourth game.

Today, will go down in CSA history naming Penn the National Champion for the first time. The energy this weekend was one of the most electric moments in college squash and all credit goes to all the teams on a riveting and fairly played championship. Congratulations to the teams on a fantastic season.