Building Social Capital Through Squash

Keeping in tradition with last year’s friendly match between the Concord Academy girls varsity squash team and a faculty-staff team, I organized another opportunity for the CA community to foster healthy adult-student relationships, get a work out and have fun.

Introductions at 2013 Concord Academy Girls Varsity Squash vs. Faculty-Staff Team. Photo credit: Ben Stumpf

Introductions at 2013 Concord Academy Girls Varsity Squash vs. Faculty-Staff Team. Photo credit: Ben Stumpf

This year’s match comprised of 14 members of the girls varsity squash team and 7 adults from various departments, including Modern and Classical Languages, Admissions and Athletics. The format included 14 head to head matches with some faculty matches playing twice to complete the roster.

The CA girls team narrowly missed defeating the faculty team by an overall score of 7-6. However, the girls team showed their tenacity by outplaying the faculty in a 5 vs. 5 match of “Offense/Defense,” a team-oriented game that challenges players to win points decisively while demonstrating patience.

Many thanks to the CA adults for making time in their schedules to support CA squash. Overall, the matches were a positive team-building experience for both CA students and adults, alike

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