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Winter Options

"The varsity basketball team recently had a winning streak—50 straight wins. Both the Boston Globe and the Concord Journal took note of this phenomenon, which began in 1998. The Globe reported that this record 'in the world of girls' basketball was pretty hefty stuff.'

"Although basketball is a great sport, it—like any other single game—doesn't speak to all athletes. The need for an alternative offering was especially great in our winter season, when basketball had been the only option, and squash was the answer we came up with. We initially offered the sport with 12 openings, and filled every space. Our 'home' games and practices take place at the Concord-Acton Squash Club, where the girls are taught by one of the finest coaches in the country. The girls were also coached by our own Polly Vanasse, Nashoba Brooks math-science teacher, and a gifted player in her own right. Polly got right into the court and played with the team. She was a great motivator for the girls, arranging special clinics and inviting special teams, like one from Concord Academy, to come over and scrimmage with us. Her enthusiasm was echoed by parents. At every match, there was at least one parent represented per player. You can't ask for more than that."

—Nashoba Brooks Coaches