Squash - Varsity Girls
2020 - 2021
Head Coach: Mike Tootill
2019-20 Captains: Lily Kempczinski '21 and Katherine Sapinski '21
Squash is one of the most popular winter sports at Groton School, and the program caters to both keenly competitive and casual recreational squash players. Groton's girls squash program is one of the stronger programs in New England, with the team constantly finishing in the top six positions, and finishing as high as second at the end-of-season Division A Interscholastic tournament. Nationally, too, we have made our mark by participating among the Division 1 teams in the National High School Championships and finishing as high as fourth. We are one of the strongest teams in the ISL, having won the league a number of times in the last decade. Five of the last ten years have seen the top ISL player come from Groton, and every year our team has placed players in the ISL All-League team with numerous others receiving honorable mentions.
The program subdivides forty students into varsity, junior varsity, and thirds teams. Our terrific facility of twelve glass-backed courts, designed for optimal match viewing, allows us to maximize the number of students who can participate.
The varsity team typically has eight to ten players practicing every non-match day for ninety minutes on four or five courts. The JV team typically has about ten players on four courts. Our thirds team is given special instruction in larger groups, allowing the program to absorb a high volume of participants. All of our teams play inter-school matches weekly. Besides having a lot of daily court time, the program also emphasizes fitness and sportsmanship, evident from the number of times the team has won the sportsmanship trophy.
We are one of the few programs in New England that has taken players who started in our thirds program, without any previous squash experience, to college-level squash. Players from our program have played squash at Harvard, Trinity, Yale, Stanford, UVA, Franklin and Marshall, Dartmouth, Bowdoin, Williams, Tufts, and other top college programs around the country.
If you are a prospective Groton student interested in learning about the Groton girls squash program, please don’t hesitate to contact Coach Mike Tootill, or call the Admission office at 978-448-7510 to schedule an appointment.