With a record number of 22 students – boys and girls – the Rye Middle School Squash Club has nearly doubled since last year. Organized by enthusiastic parents, the group consists of two squads and a steady schedule of practices and matches from November through February.
This year, the club has made Westchester Squash in Mamaroneck a home base, where Dean Young and occasionally Bryan Patterson, coach at Fordham University, work with the players. Some are new to the sport and others more experienced, yet they bond together, have fun, and strive for improvement. Practice has paid off, and Rye has won matches against Hackley, Eastern and Western Middle schools in Greenwich, City Squash, and Bronxville. Earlier in the season, the team was successful in a jamboree at Yale against other public school teams and tied with New Canaan and Darien. Their only losses in regular matches were to the very seasoned Brunswick and Stanwich schools.