Alicia McConnell

National Champion 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988
National Doubles Champion 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000
World Junior Champion 1980
World Doubles Champion 1994, 1996, 1998

Inarguably one of the greatest American players ever, Alicia McConnell made women’s squash her fiefdom in the 1980s. Learning the game under Carol Weymuller at the Height’s Casino in Brooklyn, McConnell won two under 17 nationals and three national juniors. In one remarkable month in the winter of 1982 she blitzed the country: she won the juniors, intercollegiates and the nationals and still took classes at Penn. She won two more intercollegiates and six more nationals before retiring. Easily the most storied U.S. player ever, McConnell won the World Juniors in 1980 in Sweden, represented the U.S. at five World Team championships, won a bronze medal at the 1995 Pan-American Games, and reached number fifteen in the world rankings in 1988.