An intrepid squad of Berkshire squash fans, including Mr. Bogardus (Admissions) & Mr. Boyd (CFO), ventured into Manhattan this past January to meet the pros and see some fantastic squash.
After coffee with the family of Rylan Kennedy '21, the crew had a chance to meet and greet many luminaries and watched two professional matches in Grand Central.
One Bear even got to play a few points in the iconic venue. Andrew Patty '20, whose name was drawn out of a hat, battled to a 2-1 loss against squash legend Nicol David.
A wonderful lunch followed in the Campbell Apartment, co-hosted by Berkshire School and Nick Matthew's FutureSquashStars camp, which will debut at Berkshire in summer 2018.
Nick answered questions about his approach to squash; shared his greatest memories of the ToC; and offered details about his emerging partnership with Berkshire. Nick will be making several campus visits in the year to come, in addition to hosting three weeks of camp.
Manhattanite Natasha Fertig, a current 8th grader who spent the afternoon with prospective Berkshire schoolmates, was impressed with this display of school spirit and passion for squash.
Mia Lake '20, from Jamaica, shared her excitement about the day as a whole: "That was an amazing experience -- I wouldn't trade it for the world!"
NOTE: In summer 2018, Nick Matthew signed on for an additional three years as a Squash Ambassador to Berkshire School. (link)