U.S. Squash has announced the national team selected to represent the United States at the 2013 World Men’s Team Championships in June.
The event is the highest level team championship in the world, involving the best players from 32 countries, and will be held in France for the first time in its 46 year history.
The U.S. Men’s Team will consist of American No. 1 Julian lllingworth, this year’s National Champion Chris Gordon, former international professional Gilly Lane, and college star Todd Harrity.
Looking to build on their best-ever sixth place finish from two years ago, the U.S. Men’s team will be represented at the World Team Championships in June by the same four players.
The team was selected through a combination of current rankings and recent play, and is the same team that previously competed in the World Men’s Team Championships in 2011.
“This is the team that finished sixth at the Worlds in Germany, and so on one level we have great experience, but on the other hand we need to be careful that we don’t put unreasonable expectations on ourselves,” says Head National Coach Paul Assaiante.
“As always, it is such a thrill and honor to represent the USA, and I know that this wonderful team feels this way,” he added.
The full U.S. team will be featured in next month’s edition of Squash Magazine.
The event will be held in Wroclaw, Poland, from July 15-27, and this year it is the girls’ turn to compete for both the team and individual honors, while the boys will only compete in the individual event.
Representing the Junior Women in the team event are Sabrina Sobhy, Reeham Sedky, Maria Elena Ubina and Olivia Fiechter. They will be joined by Katie Tutrone and Kayley Leonard for the Individual event. The Junior Men will be represented by Dylan Murray, Edward Columbia and Devin McLaughlin competing in the Individual event.
Team USA hopes for a strong showing this year from a promising young group of players.
The junior boys who will be competing in the World Junior Individual Championships in July are Dylan Murray (top left), Devin McLaughlin (top right) and Edward Columbia.