Virginia Squash

Both the men’s and women’s teams have finished inside of the top 10 for the past three seasons, with program-best final national rankings of No. 5 (Men’s Team, 2020) and No. 4 (Women’s Team, 2023).



  • Top finish of No. 5 in the nation in 2020
  • Six CSA All-American Selections
  • Four consecutive Mid-Atlantic Squash Conference Championships
  • Three consecutive top-eight finishes
  • Three-time MASC Men’s Coach of the Year (Mark Allen, ’20-23)
  • MASC Conference Players of the Year Omar El Torkey (’20) and Aly Hussein (2022 & 2023)
  • Aly Hussein, Ranked No. 1 CSA Men’s Player (2022-23)
  • 86 percent of men’s squash student-athletes listed on UVA’s 2022-2023 Athletics Honor Roll
  • Eight CSA Scholar-Athlete Award Winners since 2018



  • Top finish of No. 4 in the nation in 2023
  • Three CSA All-American Selections
  • Kurtz Cup (B Division) Champions at 2020 CSA National Team Championships
  • 2019 Mid-Atlantic Squash Conference Champions
  • Mark Allen named 2023 MASC Women’s Coach of the Year
  • Meagan Best named MASC Conference Player of the Year (2023) and ranked No. 4 in the CSA
  • 100 percent of women’s squash student-athletes listed on UVA’s 2022-2023 Athletics Honor Roll
  • 15 CSA Scholar-Athlete Award Winners since 2018

McArthur Squash Center at Boar's Head Sports Club

The McArthur Squash Center opened in the fall of 2013 and is operated for the University of Virginia by the Boar’s Head resort, which is a subsidiary of the University of Virginia Foundation.

In the fall of 2018, the Cavaliers opened the doors to a five-court, multi-function expansion that included offices, team rooms, study areas, locker rooms and weight room. The expansion adds four ASB System 100 international singles courts and an ASB four-wall glass court for spectators to view matches from all angles.

The 2018 addition complements the original 33,000 square-foot and $12.4 million complex, providing 12 ASB System 100 international singles courts, two ASB four-wall glass feature courts and two ASB hardball doubles courts for the team to use. At its center, the glass-walled international show court includes spectator seating and also an audio-visual recording system for live web streaming of tournaments.

McArthur Squash Center is the home of the Virginia men’s and women’s squash teams, who compete in the College Squash Association. The center serves as a gateway for the athletic development at the University, bringing top-level intercollegiate play, professional singles and doubles squash events and adult tournaments to Central Virginia.

The McArthur Squash Center was strategically built to attract new players to the sports and to draw the interest of top-level collegiate recruits. Its beauty alone peeks the interest of those who have little knowledge about the sport, while also providing opportunities to develop squash in the south.

The center’s layout opens the door for the University to host major tournaments like the 2018 World Squash Federation World Masters Squash Championships.

Through the Department of Intramural-Recreational Sports, the McArthur Squash Center at Boar’s Head Sports Club is open to UVA faculty, staff and students. It is also open to members of Boar’s Head Sports Club and guest of the Boar’s Inn.


The excellence achieved by Virginia’s student-athletes has not been confined to competitive venues. Thanks to strong support systems, UVA student-athletes consistently excel in the classroom and participate in many extracurricular activities. In 2021, 493 Cavaliers were named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll that recognizes student-athletes who registered a grade point average of 3.00 or better for the entire academic year. The honor of honors is graduating from Virginia and making the walk down the Lawn.


The excellence achieved by Virginia’s student-athletes has not been confined to competitive venues. Thanks to strong support systems, UVA student-athletes consistently excel in the classroom and participate in many extracurricular activities.

The athletics academic affairs staff oversees registration and eligibility requirements of a diverse group of student-athletes. They communicate directly with coaching staffs concerning student needs and progress. Along with dedicated staff members for each team, tutors and mentors are readily available for individual assistance.



Director of Sports Nutrition Randy Bird is responsible for the development and coordination of optimal nutritional services at Virginia and for the nutritional development of its student-athletes. Bird consults with the coaches and student-athletes to provide direction and communicate the value of nutrition programs specifically designed to promote their health and performance.

Bird works with the a certified executive chef to develop menus for the training table that meet the needs of all of UVA’s teams and student-athletes. He also conducts cooking demonstrations and grocery shopping exercises to help student-athletes enhance their personal nutrition plans.


The dedicated strength and conditioning and performance staffs at UVA maximize fitness and assist student-athletes to properly train, fuel and recover in preparation for competition. Each team has a dedicated coach to help utilize the most appropriate training methods each individual student-athlete based on his or her needs, end goals and baseline readiness. It is a holistic, athlete-centered process that focuses on the development and enhancement of physical qualities that underpin the general and specific needs of each athlete for his or her sport.


The mission of the department of sports medicine and Associate Director of Athletics/Head Athletic Trainer Ethan Saliba is to provide the "Gold Standard" of health care for Division I student-athletes. The "Gold Standard" is exemplified by having NCAA, Olympic and National teams look to UVA as the best product for prevention, treatment and rehabilitation for the elite athlete. Saliba and his staff manage all daily athletic training room operations, including injury management and rehabilitation and ensuring medical coverage for all student-athletes.


The mission of the University of Virginia Sport Psychology unit is to promote mental well-being, safety, and optimal performance in all aspects of student-athlete life. We respect and sustain our student-athletes’ autonomy, resiliency, and confidentiality. We provide confidential one-to-one meetings for members of all 27 of our Division-I sports. Through enhancing student-athletes' ability to embrace challenges successfully, we help optimize their experience in their roles as students, as athletes, and as community members. We also lead team meetings and consult with coaches and other support staff to enhance performance, communication, and coping skills of our entire Athletics Department. Our model of having two full-time licensed sport psychologists "in-house" in the athletics department is one of only four of its kind in the nation and sets the standard for other Division-I schools.