Margaret Elias Gerety '98

  • 2019 Induction Class
Margaret Elias Gerety '98

At Springside, Margaret was a four-year varsity squash player. She was co-captain of the team her senior year when it won Springside’s first Inter-Ac title in squash. She was the recipient of the Phyllis M. Vare Sportsmanship Award her senior year for outstanding academic and athletic talents. She was ranked number one in the country for many years and played number one for both Springside and later at Harvard University. Margaret was one of the most successful squash players in the United States during those years.

In October 2017, Margaret was inducted into the Harvard Varsity Club Hall of Fame for her outstanding and impressive achievements in squash. Her credentials during her collegiate career include four-time All-American first team (1999, 2000, 2001, 2002); two-time WISA All-Tournament team (2000, 2002); Ivy League Rookie of the Year (1999); and four-time All-Ivy League first team (1999, 2000, 2001, 2002). She was a WIRSA Individual Championship qualifier (1999), Academic All-Ivy League (2002), four-year letter winner, and two-time captain (2001, 2002).

Margaret was also a member of the U.S. National Team, traveling to compete against other countries at the highest level of squash. She continued to play competitively after her collegiate years, often with men in order to get adequate competition, and has participated in the Howe Cup each year as a member of a women’s team. She recently competed in the 2018 World Masters tournament.

Margaret has always supported her squash roots and given back in many ways to the squash community. She is currently the CEO of Squash on Fire, an urban squash facility in Washington, D.C., that aims to make squash accessible to everyone and offers world-class coaching and competitive play.

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