Molly Pierce was honored tonight on the glass court at the 2013 Delaware Investments U.S. Open. Nick Lepore, the president of the Philadelphia Squash Racquets Association, gave Pierce the PSRA’s Service Award.
Pierce has been a major leader in U.S. squash for over a quarter century. A member of the Pierce family, she is one of eight children; siblings include Michael Pierce, the legendary left-wall doubles player, and four other siblings who play squash. The Pierces have been major philanthropic leaders in squash, both locally and nationally. They bought and donated the house in Bala Cynwyd that served as the headquarters for US SQUASH for twenty years.
Molly Pierce served for five years as president of the PSRA (a family tradition: Michael served for two years and Leo for three). Pierce is a longtime board member and secretary for SquashSmarts, Philadelphia’s urban squash program, as well as serving on the board of SquashBusters, Boston’s urban squash program. She also has been a tournament director, a member of US Squash’s doubles committee, twice the captain of the American team at the Can-Am Cup, a board member of both Cynwyd Club and Germantown Cricket Club and a fervent supporter of many local and national events, including the U.S. Mixed Doubles.
A left-waller, Pierce is a seven-time national doubles champion: in 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001 and 2002 she won the women’s 40+ with Jody Law; in 2010 she won the mixed 50+ with Jamie Heldring and in 2012 she won the women’s 50+ with Tracy Greer.