History of Girls' Squash
The opening year of competition for the girls was 1975-1977. The first coach was Dolly Sullivan, the Girls’ Athletic Director. The girls’ squash locker room is named in her memory. Dolly was succeeded by Peter Keyes who was assisted by Christy Millet from 1986-1990, Susan Case in 1994, and Martha Bisbee. The girls’ coach for the 2002-2003 season was Keri Hughes ’97. After a slow beginning, the girls’ teams have compiled an enviable record of eleven straight winning seasons for a total record of 151 wins and 89 losses; 63 percent. Perhaps the strongest group of players for the girls was Emily Ash, Sascha Greatrex, Kate Grossman, Kerin McGlame, and Holly Williams, who in the years 1989-1991 helped gain 4th, 1st and 2nd place in the New England Interscholastics.
Milton has a long history of producing players capable of making the successful jump to playing college squash. Over the last few years we have had nine players continue to play in college at Harvard (2), Dartmouth (2), Princeton, Williams, Vanderbilt, Georgetown and Virginia. It is wonderful to see many of our graduates, including Kristin Rubin ’06 (Hamilton) and Cece Cortes ‘07 (Harvard), become captains of their college teams. We look forward to continuing this rich tradition over the coming years.
Coaches and Captains
Head Coach: Chris Kane
Chris Kane begins his fifth year as the girls’ varsity squash coach. He has guided the team to a 28-15 record during his tenure and the team has annually finished amongst the top ten teams in New England. In 2009, he led the team to an undefeated season, an ISL championship, and fourth place finish at High School Nationals.
Coach Kane has worked at Milton since 2005 as the associate director of admission and is currently the head varsity boys’ soccer coach and the assistant varsity golf coach. He is a member of the Mass Junior Squash Board as well as a member of the executive board of New England Interscholastic Squash Association. Chris played squash, soccer and lacrosse at Amherst College and he continues to play squash and soccer competitively in Massachusetts leagues. He holds a masters degree in education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
Assistant Coach: Jaye Locke
Captains: Raneem Mohamed ’17 & Sarah Willwerth ’17