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CSA Appoints Harry Smith as Commissioner

Philadelphia – March 8, 2024 – (College Squash Association), the CSA, the governing body overseeing men’s and women’s varsity intercollegiate squash in the United States, is pleased to announce the appointment of Harry Smith as its Commissioner.

Smith’s appointment comes at a time of significant momentum for the organization. This year, the CSA, which fosters national intercollegiate squash competition to provide avenues for athletic excellence and sportsmanship, celebrated its 100th season of college squash and introduced three game-changing advances.

With Smith serving as Interim Commissioner, the CSA rolled out a new and widely acclaimed team championship format that brought the men and women together to compete for their respective cups over the same weekend at the Arlen Specter US Squash Center. The hotly-contested national championship titles were streamed live for the first time ever by premier provider SquashTV, helping capture two historic wins by the University of Pennsylvania’s men’s and Trinity College’s women’s teams. Finally, the CSA raised a record-breaking $107,000 and grew its donor base to over 200 individuals, thanks to a robust annual campaign that included special events hosted alongside the team championships and the J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions in New York City.

Margaret Gerety, the CSA Board Chair, said, “I am privileged to remove Harry’s interim title and congratulate him on an exceptional season by naming him as CSA Commissioner. Harry and Assistant Commissioner Abbie Wingerd will lead the CSA during a pivotal moment for the collegiate game. With college squash likely to produce several Olympians in LA2028, the CSA is committed to supporting existing student-athletes and teams while also advancing its goals of expanding to 40 women’s and 40 men’s programs by 2030”.

Harry Smith came to the CSA after ten years with US Squash, where he served in many capacities, including Senior Director of Junior Development. Over his tenure at US Squash, Smith supported the accredited tournament structure nationally, focusing on improving the tools available for tournament directors and assisting with implementing national championships. Under Smith’s direction, US Squash implemented best practices and a renewed emphasis on sportsmanship. Smith played #1 for Colby College and captained its squash team in 2012.

The College Squash Association Board of Managers
Margaret Gerety (Chair)
John Nimick (Chair Emeritus)
Will Carlin (Vice Chair)
Richard Chin
Edgardo Gonzalez
Sarah Hartley
Malcolm Miller (Treasurer)
Mark Allen (Coach Representative)
Mark Lewis (Coach Representative)
Mike McDonald (Coach Representative)
Erin Robson (Coach Representative)
Kevin Klipstein (US Squash Representative / Ex Officio)


About the College Squash Association
The College Squash Association (CSA) is the governing body overseeing men’s and women’s intercollegiate varsity squash in the United States. In May 2017, CSA formally organized as a nonprofit organization led by a founding board of directors. In December 2022, CSA became an independently-managed subsidiary of US Squash. This new corporate structure formally affiliates squash’s national and collegiate governing bodies, creating a united pathway to sustained success for squash on campus and robust growth for squash overall.