Whelan Cup

Girls Squash Season Comes To an End

Whalen Cup trophy

Sara Buffone, Editor

To celebrate the season the Rye Girls Squash program played an in house tournament called The Whelan Cup . Susan Whelan is the mother of Rye alumni Caroline Whelan, class of 2012, and was the driving force behind the origination of the Girls Squash program. Four years ago, when Nationals was snowed out Coach Griffin came up with the idea of holding this fun culminating event which crowns an in-house champion thus the holder of the Whelan Cup! Past winners include Emma Jennings, Caroline Neave, and Caroline Baldwin.

All 45 girls are in the draw and are handicapped, or “spotted” points. For example Caroline Baldwin might be a “0” against a JV Black player who starts the game with 8 points. It is single elimination  but the evening is mostly about having everyone together.  As the draw whittles down, courts  freed up and players were welcome to jump on and get their last bits of Queen of the Court in, and there was plenty of squash – and pizza.

This year’s winner was again US Squash Fairwest League All American Caroline Baldwin.

Christine Coleman and Sophia Olguin on court
Ainsley and Shannon with the tournament draw
Group picture of  team members from all four teams.
Picture of the court with junior, Ainsley Schulz, in the back
Group picture of Mr. Campbell and players looking at the tournament draw
Caroline Baldwin and Fusine Govaert on court
Caroline Baldwin getting ready to hit a serve.
Sydnie Cammisa holding the Whelan Cup trophy
Juniors, Christine Coleman, Sophia Olguin, and Shannon Ryan