A Look Back: April 2019

[Above] Twenty Years Ago in Squash Magazine April 1999
Julia Beaver appeared on the cover in a Randall Scott portrait for winning the national intercollegiate individual title as a sophomore, as well as leading Princeton to a national team title. She won two more individual titles. After graduating in 2001, she played squash professionally and represented the U.S. in 2002 at the Women’s Worlds in Denmark and the Pan Am Federation Cup in Ecuador. She then attended medical school at Penn and volunteered as a coach for Penn’s women’s team. Now she’s a professor at Johns Hopkins and a director of an FDA regulatory division for oncology products. Married with two children, Clark and Coretta, Beaver played for Washington, DC in last year’s Howe Cup.


Fifteen Years Ago in Squash Magazine April 2004
Karim Darwish, in a photo by Debra Tessier, appeared on the cover for winning the $40,000 Dayton Open. It was his eighth PSA title. The Egyptian went on to capture fourteen more titles including the St. Louis Open, Motor City Open and Oregon Open. He retired in the summer of 2014, having spent eleven months total in 2009 as world No.1. Since then, Darwish has parented his three children, Omar, Hana and Farida, that he has with his wife Engy Kheirallah and has been coaching players like Ali Farag and directing the Wadi Degla Darwish Squash Academy in Cairo, where he hosted the 2014 World Open.





Ten Years Ago in Squash Magazine January 2009
Brandon McLaughlin appeared on the cover in a Dale Walker photo playing in the National High Schools as Episcopal Academy took its first boys’ title. The next year, McLaughlin finished his high school career in style: he won the National Juniors, led EA to its second straight national boys’ title and played for Team USA in the World Juniors in Ecuador. At Harvard, McLaughlin was an All American three times and helped lead the Crimson to a national team title his senior year as a co-captain. After college, he worked at a U.S. attorney’s office. This spring McLaughlin is graduating from Boston College Law School and will start a job at Cooley, LLP. A member of the Harvard Club of Boston, he is an active singles and doubles player.





Five Years Ago in Squash Magazine December 2013
Sabrina Sobhy graced the cover in a Jay Prince photo for becoming the youngest player ever to win the National Singles. After her shock win in Charlottesville, she captured her third straight National Juniors, reached a highest world ranking of No.47 and graduated from high school. She has just finished her collegiate career at Harvard. Playing mostly at one on the ladder, she led the Crimson to four straight undefeated seasons. She was the Ivy League Player and Rookie of the Year her first year and a three-time All American. She posted a career dual match record of 41-4. After graduating next month with a degree in psychology, she will now embark on her professional career.