Michael Hayes

Amanda Sobhy (World Rank No. 3, U.S. Rank No. 1) plays with senior Kiro Manoharan '22.

American squash players Amanda Sobhy and Olivia Fiechter impressed a large crowd of Berkshire students over the weekend during an exhibition match at the Soffer Athletic Center.

Sobhy, currently ranked No. 1 in the U.S. and the third best player in the world, and Fiechter, ranked No. 3 in the U.S. and No. 13 in the world, were invited to campus by Berkshire Squash Ambassador Nick Matthew, who also served as emcee of the event.

Prior to the exhibition, Sobhy and Fiechter hosted a Women’s Athletics Wellness Forum where the spoke about the transition between high school, college, and pro-level athletics. The pair covered topics such as mental, emotional, and physical health, as well as social media, nutrition, and body image.

Olivia Fiechter (World Rank No. 13, U.S. Rank No. 3) was joined by varsity squash player Randy Guzman '24.

Several members of Berkshire's varsity squash teams, which work closely with the former World. No. 1 Matthew, were able to play against the game's top-female athletes.