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Callum J. Diak

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Sparkling Squash
Year in Sports

Heartbeat Heroes: Varsity Team Managers

Often considered “the heartbeat of the team,” team managers play an integral role in varsity sports. The Crimson sat down with four managers from Harvard’s basketball, lacrosse, and squash programs to learn more about the position.

The Magnificent Marwan
Men's Squash

The Magnificent Marwan: Marwan Tarek, Male Athlete of the Year

Since joining the Harvard squash team in 2018, Marwan Tarek has drawn crowds and headlines alike. During a four-year tenure at Harvard, the senior has accumulated a collection of trophies and titles that could fill the case at the Murr Center on their own.

Defend the Dynasty

The Dynasty Survives: Harvard Squash Locks in Two More National Championships

Harvard squash certainly has a decorated past – the team has a history of record-setting winning streaks, championing many Ivy League titles, and consistently taking home the College Squash Association (CSA) prize for the post-season success. And after what the Crimson squash program produced over the past two weekends of CSA team competition, Harvard also has a decorated present: both the men’s and women’s teams managed to overcome two very talented Trinity College squads to win the CSA team title for the fourth and eighth consecutive time, respectively.

Reaching for the Win
Women's Squash

Is Harvard Squash Still On Top?

It may have come as a shocker when the College Squash Association announced the pre-season rankings a couple of months ago. The Harvard women’s squash program, the seven-time defending champions, who at the time had not lost a match-up since 2015, found themselves relegated to the second spot. Ranked ahead of the Crimson was a Trinity College lineup with uncertain prospects after a disappointing 2022 Howe Cup campaign that saw the second-ranked Bantam fail to make the finals.

Off the Wall

Harvard Men's and Women's Squash, Eager to Defend National Title, Win Season-Opening Matches

Harvard's men's and women's squash teams were nearly flawless in their first matches of the season. The men shut out each of their first two opponents, losing only two sets so far this season. Meanwhile, the women went a perfect 27-for-27 on sets in their season-opening win.

I Saw Her Face, and I'm A Habiba
Women's Squash

From Cairo to Cambridge: Egyptian Squash Stars Lead Harvard to a National Title

Harvard women's squash, winners of seven consecutive CSA national champions, are buoyed by the strength of three players from Egypt. Hailing from a country with a long, rich tradition of squash excellence, Hana Moataz, Habiba Eldafrawy, and Amina Yousry made their impact known on the Crimson.

Men's Squash

Individual Brilliance: Squash's Crouin and Moataz Shine Bright in CSA Individual Nationals

With two new College Squash Association (CSA) team national championships already in the trophy case, the Harvard squash program set out this weekend to give players their chances to shine at the CSA Individual Nationals. Victor Crouin ended up winning the Pool Trophy, while Hana Moataz came in second in the Ramsay Cup.

Squish Squash
Women's Squash

Another One: Women's Squash Claims Seventh Consecutive National Title

The Harvard women’s squash team has been on a mission this season to solidify Cambridge, Mass. as the epicenter of squash in the country. And this weekend, it succeeded in doing just that by taking home a national title for the seventh consecutive season.

Men's Squash

Case Closed: Men's Squash Secures Third Straight National Championship

The stage was set for what was bound to be a legendary final for the men’s squash team nationals. With the score tied at four matches even, Harvard’s hopes rested on the shoulders of sophomore Ido Burstein, who managed to claim a straight-sets victory over his Penn challenger to secure the Crimson a third consecutive national championship.

Women's Squash

Crimson Hot: Best in Country, Harvard Women's Squash Clinches 6th Consecutive Ivy League Title

For the past six years, Harvard’s women have dominated the college squash scene in a storm of rackets and rubber balls, winning five consecutive Ivy League titles and nine out of the last eleven College Squash Association (CSA) championships. Sunday afternoon’s showdown marked Harvard’s sixth and final Ivy League match-up this season. More importantly, the game also presented the Crimson with an opportunity to cap off a perfect league record and claim the Ivy League crown for the sixth year in a row.


Crimson Swashbucklers Buckle Down to Earn Even Records at St. John's Invitational

Over the weekend, the Crimson men's and women's fencing teams faced off against some of the top-ranked teams in the country. Both Harvard teams managed to hold their own in such high-caliber competitions, with each emerging from the weekend with two wins and two losses.

Squashing the Competition
Women's Squash

No. 1 and No. 2 Harvard Squashes Dartmouth In Women’s and Men’s Showdowns

The squeak of shoes on hardwood filled the air Wednesday night as No. 1 Harvard women’s squash (3-0, 2-0 Ivy League) faced off against Dartmouth (0-1, 0-1 Ivy League). The Crimson put on an excellent display of skill, seamlessly dismantling its opponents from Hanover 8-1, while the No. 2 Harvard men's squash program (5-0, 2-0 Ivy League) simultaneously took to the courts, securing a 9-0 win against The Big Green (0-1, 0-1 Ivy League).

Nothing But Wet
Men's Water Polo

No. 14 Harvard Splash to Underwhelming Victory Against Rivals MIT, Looking Forward to Future

Water polo action saw Harvard (13-2, 3-0 Ivy League) take a convincing, albeit sloppy, 16-10 win over their cross-Cambridge rivals, MIT (3-8). The afternoon’s victory added the 13th tick to the Crimson’s flaming-hot 13-2 record and marked Harvard’s 20th consecutive win in the pool for this particular all-Cambridge match-up.