Haley Mendez

Haley recently moved to Chicago in 2021 to start business school.

Originally from Brooklyn,  she began playing squash at the Heights Casino. During her junior career she reached a highest national ranking of #1 U19, was consistently ranked top three in her age group, and was a three time National Finalist.  She represented the United States at three Junior World Championships, helping the team to its first ever second place finish during her final appearance in 2011.  She was the winner of US Squash’s DeRoy Sportsmanship Award presented annually to one male and one female ranked junior who has best represented and demonstrated the principles of fair play and sportsmanship during their junior career.  While competing individually she was a four-time letter winner at Packer Collegiate High School and captained the boys’ team during her senior year.

Haley spent her collegiate squash career at Harvard University. During her four years representing the Crimson, she won three National Championships and three Ivy League Titles, earned three Individual All American honors and served as a captain during both her junior and senior years.  Off the court she majored in Human Evolutionary Biology graduating Cum Laude, and received Academic All Ivy honors.

Haley’s playing career was interrupted during her senior year when she suffered a torn ACL followed several months later by a torn meniscus.  While recovery was an arduous journey, her injuries and two resultant knee operations gave her the opportunity to build upon her coaching skills, in both individual, private lessons and school, team practices.

Following this playing hiatus and a successful rehab program, Haley finally embarked upon her professional squash career in the fall of 2016.

In July 2020, Haley did a Virtual Squash Workout for squashers to stay active during COVID lockdowns.

Watch Haley play December 10th in Pro Exhibition & Mixer @ MetroSquash!

 

 

Golfing for Graduates

Enter raffle!!

GET YOUR TICKETS!

Tomorrow (Wednesday by midnight) is the last day to purchase tickets for our incredible raffle. We have added some new packages since the last email. This is a great opportunity to win some amazing items while supporting the hundreds of youth that MetroSquash serves.

Enter to win by June 9th!

Join us in person at MetroSquash’s inaugural golf outing “Golfing for Graduates” supporting their long-term pathway model and highlights their 2021 graduates.

When: Thursday, June 10 at 8:30am
Where: Onwentsia Club
Cost: View sponsorship opportunities
How to Support: For additional information, please reach out to Stephen Bartram at 847-767-2185 or stephen@metrosquash.org.

Moses Durosinmi

December 2020, Lakeshore Athletics welcomed Moses Durosinmi to the squash program.
He has joined us as a squash instructor and program coordinator. Moses graduated from The University of Lagos, Nigeria with a degree in Human Kinetics and Health Education. He began playing squash in 2003 and quickly fell in love with the game. His biggest accomplishment as a player was being a #1 ranked junior player in Nigeria. Moses has been ranked #3 in Nigeria and as high as the top 300 players in the world. He was the head squash coach at Kings College in Lagos, Nigeria. Moses has been teaching for over 12 years and currently lives with his wife in Roselle Illinois.

January 2021, Moses hosted a Virtual Squash Workout as part of Illinois Squash COVID programming – Watch Recording!!

Moses Durosinmi former Nigeria Junior champion

December 10th, 2021, watch Moses in action and get on court with him as part of special Pro Exhibition & Mixer @ MetroSquash