Women's Squash

Howe Cup 2019

November 15-17
Seattle Washington

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Howe Cup 2018

November 9-11
Philadelphia Cricket Club & Germantown Cricket Club

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Howe Cup 2017
U.S. Squash Women's Team Championships

November 10-12
Squash-On-Fire Club, Equinox Club
Washington, D.C.

Philly D Team:
One Hit Wonders team won their D Division.
This is the 1st time Philly has won this Division in the twelve years since its inception.
Howe Cup 2017 had a very diverse mix of lady squashers from around the country (& Canada).
The host venues, Squash on Fire and Equinox – super modern -- lived up to expectations.
Our D.C. hosts threw a lively Saturday Nite Party – DJ & lotsa dancing.

Alix Cummin (Right), Academic Director at SquashSmarts took one to the teeth (losing 3 of them)
in a Saturday match while playing for the Philly Dominators.
911 was called and she went to the hospital,
only to return the next day to tough it out for their Sunday match.

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Philadelphia Women’s Squash Night @ Berwyn
September 29, 2017
SquashSmarters, First Staters, and Lady Squashers

Philadelphia's Women's Squash Night at Berwyn
September 16, 2016

Philadelphia's Women's Squash Night at Berwyn
September 18, 2015

Philadelphia's Women's Squash Night at Berwyn
September 26, 2014

Berwyn’s Finale of Women’s Squash Week exceeded expectations with 80+ ladies attending,
including many of the area’s top women pros and coaches,
and an enthusiastic SquashSmarts contingent lead by Sakora Miller & Katie Regetta.
Gina Stoker & Kelsey Engman were clearly the Superstars, ably supported by Carrie Hastings & Tina Rix.
Julie Kessler was on court encouraging Howe Cup prospects.
The Auction/Raffle (with donations led by Harrow Racquet Sports) raised over a $1,000 towards SquashSmarts' trip to Howe Cup.

Howe Cup
October 18-20, 2013

  • Dawn Gray, Gina Stoker

  • Demer and Opponent

  • Doubles Finalists and Winners

  • Kelsey Engman and Anna Adams

  • Winning Philly A Team

  • Kim Clearkin, Amy Milanek, Goldie Edwards, Julie Kessler

  • Philly Teammates Watching a Match

  • Sara Smyth, Julie Kessler, Kelsey Engman, Amy Milanek

  • Saturday Night Fun

  • Legends

  • 2013 US Squash Womens Achievement Bowl and Sportsmanship Award

  • Wendy Berry, Mark, Sue Green

There was so much joy at the 80th Howe Cup that naive spectators might be excused for failing to realize that it was the venerable annual Women’s National Team Championships being contested at the Fairmount Athletic Club in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania during the third week-end in October. The laughter that seemed to be everywhere did not diminish the fierceness of the competition.

When the last ball had been hit, the trophies awarded in the four flights of play reflected the growing geographic diversity of women’s squash.
Philadelphia won the A trophy for the 41st time.
The Barn Louses from Westchester/Connecticut won the B’s.
The Merry Malbecs from Ottawa, Canada were C champs.
And the D trophy was taken by the Dartmouth Dames from Vermont/New Hampshire.

The Philadelphia Host Committee did a splendid job of ensuring that players got onto the right courts for their matches, had plenty to eat and could dance to great music at the Saturday night party!

Philadelphia Takes 41st A Title

Three native Philadelphians and two transplants joined forces to bring the Howe Cup A trophy back to the home of the Liberty Bell, after a three-year hiatus and for the 41st time in the 80 years it has been contested.
Bates College graduate Kelsey Engman, who left the college coaching ranks last year to pursue her passion for writing, Yale alumna Amy Gross, a full time grad student in Counseling, and 17-year-old Isabel Hirshberg, a student at Penn Charter Academy, all honed their squash skills as Philly juniors.
Trinity graduate Alicia Rodriguez, originally from San Luis Postosi, Mexico, who now makes her home in Philly while working for Smith Glaxo Kline, and Gina Stoker, a teaching pro at Berwyn who hails from England and enjoyed a stint on the WSA Tour, rounded out the undefeated powerhouse team which lost only one individual match in tournament play.


It was all Philly in the A finals as Demer Holleran and Jody Law defeated Dawn Gray and Amy Milanek for the championship.

Philadelphia's Women's Squash Night
September 26, 2013

Philadelphia's Women's Squash Night
September 13, 2012

Howe Cup - Fall 2010

Howe Cup Philadelphia A Team

Pictured from left to right:
Tina Rix
Julie Kessler
Sue Lawrence
Ileana Novelo
Carrie Hastings
Demer Holleran

A Champions!

Pictured from left to right:
Carrie Hastings
Tina Rix
Sue Lawrence
Demer Holleran
Ileana Novelo