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Girls’ Squash

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Program Overview

Poly Girls’ Squash has built a competitive program under the guidance of world-class coaches. In 2020, the squad won a second straight Ivy Prep League title and finished runner-up at the NYSAIS tournament. The Blue Devils have sent numerous players off to prestigious colleges, with 2020 graduates heading to programs at The George Washington University and Bates College, among other schools. Since late 2015, the team has played its home matches at the state-of-the-art Novogratz Center for Athletics, which boasts nine courts within its spacious 28,000-square-foot confines.

Poly Prep Girls Squash
Poly Prep Girls Squash
Poly Prep Girls Squash
Girls Squash Highlights

2020 Ivy Prep League Champions
8-0 In Ivy Prep League Competition (2020)
2nd In NYSAIS Championship (2020)
6th Place in Division 2 of the HS National Champions; finishing #22 in the U.S.
22 Finished #22 in the U.S. (2020)
Girls’ Squash Coach
Squash Coach Adnan Gul

Adnan Gul
Head Coach

Business Phone: (914) 619-8012
Education: to come

Adnan Gul joined Poly Prep’s Athletics Department as squash coach in 2021. He is a U.S. Squash Level 3 certified coach. In his athletic career, he played squash at the national junior level in Pakistan. He began his coaching career in Malaysia as an elite junior squash coach between 2006-2011. Coach Gul had the opportunity to train some of the most elite junior players for the British junior and world junior championships and has had success with students advancing in the sport. One of his students from Malaysia became captain of the girls’ squash team while attending The George Washington University. As the head coach at Dayton Squash Center he trained his players to reach the national junior squash level. Several made the squash teams at Drexel College, George Washington University, and Williams College. While working at the Heights Casino, over the course of three years, he trained over 100+ players to compete at a high level in the national junior squash programs.

The continued development and success of the Poly Prep Squash team is Coach Gul’s primary goal. By cultivating talent on the court, he hopes to have his players advance to become college-level athletes.

Squash Facilities

The Novogratz Center for Athletics is home to four practice courts and two all-glass international-competition-size squash courts with stadium-style spectator seating along with four additional courts in the Dresher Family Squash Center.

Squash courts
Squash courts
Poly Prep squash facilities
Poly Prep squash facilities
Featured Athletes

Lark Ervasti ’20

In 2019, Lark was named 1st team All-Ivy Prep League, US Squash All-American for three consecutive years, and beat out 32 players in the under-19 U.S. Junior Squash Silver Nationals taking home the top prize. She helped Poly win the 2019 and 2020 Ivy Prep League Championship. Lark went on to continue her academic and athletic careers at Hobart and William Smith Colleges.
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