Trinity Squash Makes International Splash at Pan American Games

Trinity Squashers Collect Several Medals on International Stage
Toronto, Ontario - Paul Assaiante (top left, center), Head Coach of Trinity College men’s squash, led the U.S.A. women’s team to gold in Toronto, Ontario in the 2015 Pan American Games. In addition, Harvard’s Amanda Sohby (top left, right) won the women’s individual championship for Team U.S.A., and earned another gold in the doubles championship with teammate Natalie Grainger. Trinity’s Juan Vargas ’18 (top right, left and below) teamed up with Andrés Herrera to lead Colombia to gold in the men’s doubles championship. Catalina Peláez ’14 (bottom left) earned bronze medal in the women’s doubles championship, and led her home country, Colombia, to bronze in the women’s team championships. Team U.S.A. squash contributed six gold medals to U.S.A.’s world-leading count of 76 gold medals in the PanAm games to date.

"I could not have been happier for the U.S. squash teams and their accomplishments at the Pan American games (six gold medals, one silver and five bronze medals)," Assaiante said. "But what really touched my heart was to see our squash captain Juan Vargas receive gold, and our former player Catalina Palaez receive two bronze medals."

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