Northeastern Men's Squash would like to extend it's most sincere thanks and appreciation to all of our donors and supporters from this past season's Catalyst campaign. We surpassed our initial goal and raised enough money for our team not only to participate in nationals, keep our elite coach working with our team, and purchase uniforms for our new freshman players.
Being the number one seed in the E division going into nationals, the Huskies were out for glory from the beginning. NU easily took down Haverford College 8-1, setting us up for a match with long-time rivals Tufts University. The Huskies were able to advance with a narrow 5-4 victory and were then in the finals against even bigger cross-town rivals, Boston College. In one of the closest matches in program history, Northeastern took out BC 5-4 and brought home the Chaffee Cup trophy once again, earning us the #33 spot in the nation.
Without all of your generous support, we never would have been this successful. As a team, we owe you all a serious gratitude and look forward to continuing our program's proud history of sportsmanship, dedication, and excellence both on and off the court. We approach our program's tenth year with both excitement and optimism - hoping you will continue to believe in us as we reach for an ever-higher level of squash.
The Northeastern Men’s Squash Club is looking to raise the full amount of our league dues this year so we can focus our remaining funds on much-needed team expenditures, including but not limited to, uniforms, equipment purchases, and travel. The dues for our league have doubled in the past two years and we are stretched thin to meet our required budget with player dues and school funds alone. Therefore, we have decided to kick off a very important fundraiser larger than any we have previously done. We hope that students, alumni, faculty, family, and friends of the program will all see the value in supporting our team’s ambitions. Without these funds, we will be unable to compete in the College Squash Association – meaning we will not have official ranked matches and will not get a chance to compete in Nationals in Boston this year, with many matches scheduled to be played at Northeastern.
Our funding goal is $1,725. The entirety of this sum will go toward only one thing – our dues in the College Squash Association. For our team to compete in matches, receive a national ranking, and qualify for Nationals, we need to pay this full amount.
While our participation in the College Squash Association each year is our primary fundraising objective, we are hoping to raise an additional $2275 to cover season expenses. We routinely pay approximately $375 per season for balls at home matches. We also believe that a strong team revolves around our unity and appearance both on and off the court. With so many new players on our squad this year, we hope to purchase a brand new set of warm-ups to keep the team looking professional and united during every match. We strive to represent Northeastern at the highest level and anticipate spending about $1900 on gear that reflects that ideal.
Your donations will not only help fund this season but will provide a solid financial footing for years to come as we endeavor to better both our program and the young men involved.
The men's squash club is now in its ninth year at Northeastern. We are currently ranked #43 in the nation among all teams and #14 among club teams. Our club continues to grow due to the surge of squash in the U.S. and the large number of talented international students joining the Northeastern community. Our club strives to not only improve our program but also our players’ excellence and commitment both on and off the court.