The 2022 College Squash Association (CSA) National Collegiate Men’s Team Championships are scheduled to begin Friday, Friday 18, 2022. Most matches will be played at University of Pennsylvania’s Penn Squash Center, while some matches will be staged down the street at the Arlen Specter US Squash Center.
Fans of the event should visit the Tournament Homepage for important information, including the draws with live scoring, links to the live streams, and the order of play during the weekend. The live stream links will be active beginning on Friday morning.
Follow results and live streaming of the National Men’s and Women’s Collegiate Club Team Championships from the Specter Center, February 19-20, on the Tournament Homepage.
33 varsity teams will compete across four divisions: Potter Division (teams ranked No. 1-8)—which determines the team national champion, Hoehn Division (9-16), Summers Division (17-24), and Conroy Division (25-33).
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Potter Cup (National Championship)
University of Pennsylvania, the top seed in the Men’s Team Championship, is having a historic season. They captured their first outright Ivy League title in over 50 years en route to their program’s first ever undefeated regular season. The pressure will be on to carry that momentum all the way through to the National Championship, and they will have a slight advantage by playing on their home courts throughout the weekend. Penn are favored against local rivals Drexel, the 8-seed, in the first round on Friday, and one can expect the crowds to grow as the tournament progresses.
Chasing the Quakers will be the last three teams to hoist the Potter Cup: No. 2 Harvard, No. 3 Trinity, and No. 4 Yale. In particular, Harvard will be on the hunt for a three-peat while Trinity hopes to get back to their championship ways. The teams that complete the draw are Princeton, Columbia, and Virginia, who earned their second straight Potter Cup berth after debuting last year.
The Hoehn Cup has a bit of a new look this year with teams moving considerably up and down in the rankings to reach this point. In a rematch of last year’s first round tilt, top-seed Cornell takes on Franklin & Marshall to renew a budding rivalry. The 4-vs-5 match on the top of the draw pits debutants Chatham, who have improved immensely in the first three years of their varsity program, against stalwarts Dartmouth. Two pairs of teams that did not face each other during the regular season complete the bracket. 3-seed Western (Ontario) meets the sixth seed Williams, while No. 2 Rochester matches up with seventh seed MIT.
St. Lawrence University has rebounded after a challenging 2020 campaign, and they lead the chase for the Summers Cup after just missing out on the last Hoehn Cup spot. 8-seed Middlebury awaits the Saints in the first round. The winner of that match will face the victor from an all-NESCAC battle between Tufts and Bates. Amherst and Dickinson played an instant 5-4 classic at Penn in November, and Dickinson will look to flip that result in order to play the winner of Brown versus Navy. Brown, in its first year as a club program, played a tough schedule and will make the most of their final trip to the Men’s Team Championships.
The Conroy Cup will be contested by the remaining nine teams in the tournament, which will be split initially into three groups of three teams each. The top seeds in the groups are Colby, Hobart, and Hamilton, who will compete to maintain their positions and vie for the Conroy crown in another three-team round robin over Saturday and Sunday. The groups’ two-seeds are Wesleyan, Haverford, and Conn College who will look for the upset to secure a place in the championship group. Denison – in their program’s first Men’s Team Championship as a varsity program – Vassar, and Fordham complete the fourth-division draw.
Order of Play
The order of play for matches during the weekend are randomized and then rotated for each day of the CSA Team Championships. This is in line with the practice used in international team competitions and will give every player the opportunity to play in each match position over the course of the tournament.