Squash Preview
After topping the Pan American Games squash medal table for the first time in history at the Pan American Games Toronto 2015, Team USA is targeting another record medal haul in Lima, Peru, with four returning team members and two new, young faces set to compete for seven gold medals. 

Amanda Sobhy – who became the first squash player to earn three gold medals in Pan American history at the Toronto Games in individual, team and doubles – returns in search of three more gold medals. The 26-year-old enters the competition as the highest-ranked player in the women’s field, currently ranked No. 8 in the world. Olivia Blatchford Clyne, world No. 20, a returning gold medal-winning team member and individual silver medalist, is set for her second Pan American Games appearance alongside Sobhy. Sabrina Sobhy, Amanda’s younger sister and a recent Harvard graduate, is set for her Pan American Games debut. The Sobhy sisters will be favorites in the women’s doubles competition, having won gold at the 2018 Pan American Championships. 

The U.S. men are led by returning Pan American Games team bronze medalists Todd Harrity and Chris Hanson. Harrity, world No. 44 and reigning U.S. champion, will lead the American charge in the men’s team and individual events as the highest-ranked member of the squad. Hanson, world No. 72 and 2017 and 2018 U.S. champion, will prove to be a versatile team member, having also won a doubles bronze medal in Toronto. Andrew Douglas, a rising junior at the University of Pennsylvania, is set to make his Pan American Games debut at just 20 years old. Douglas was a part of the bronze medal-winning U.S. men’s team at the 2018 Pan American Championships. 

“There is no greater honor than to be wearing your county’s uniform, and the Pan American Games are the highest stage for an American squash player to represent Team USA,” said Paul Assaiante, the Ganek Family US Squash Head National Coach. 

The Lima 2019 Games present a first for squash, with the introduction of a mixed doubles competition. The national team coaching staff will determine the doubles partnerships closer to the event to help ensure the best chances of success in the new event for Team USA. 

In 2015, Team USA overtook Mexico in second place of the Pan American Games squash all-time medal table, and the team will hope to continue its push towards table-leading Canada with another record medal haul in Peru.