A Look Back

29 SqMag Cover August September 2000Fifteen Years Ago in Squash Magazine, August 2000
In 1999 James Zug spent a week at Harrow School, the prep school outside London. He was the first squash journalist to go to Harrow and research the origins of the game at its nineteenth-century birthplace. His groundbreaking story, creatively photographed by Steve Line, unearthed the first courts, the reason why it is called “squash” and led to Zug’s 2003 book, Squash: A History of the Game.


79 SqMag Cover August September 2005Ten Years Ago in Squash Magazine, August 2005
Lily Lorentzen, the only four-time national junior champion in U.S. squash history, led Team USA to a 4th place finish at the World Juniors in Belgium. Lorentzen spent one season at Harvard, leading them to a national championship and winning the national individual title, before transferring to Stanford. Lorentzen played No. 1 for the Cardinal’s new varsity team and reached world No. 55 before graduating in 2009. For the past couple of years she has worked at Your House South, a San Mateo County home for runaway and homeless youth and families in crisis. She is now getting a masters at Columbia’s School of Social Work.


127 SqMag Cover July August 2010 13.8Five Years Ago in Squash Magazine, August 2010
Amanda Sobhy graced the cover after winning the 2010 World Juniors title, becoming just the third American to win an official world individual title. Sobhy attended Harvard, where she played No. 1 for the Crimson and went undefeated all four seasons. She won four national individual titles and led Harvard to three team championships. Remarkably, she was ranked world No. 21 when she matriculated and, four years later when she graduated this past May, she was world No.10.