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World’s Top Squash Stars Confirmed for U.S. Open

2018 FS Investments U.S. Open champions Mohamed ElShorbagy and Raneem El Welily return to defend their titles.

The world’s top squash players–including all top fifteen-ranked men and all top twenty-five-ranked women–will vie for the prestigious 2019 FS Investments U.S. Open titles, October 5-12, at Drexel University in Philadelphia.

The U.S. Open is the first of eight PSA Platinum events of the 2019-2020 PSA World Tour season. After becoming the first major event to offer prize money parity in 2013, the U.S. Open will offer equal prize money for a seventh straight year with a record $371,000 split evenly between the forty-eight-player men’s and women’s draws.

View the complete list of 2019 players here.

Stait to Receive USOPC Coach of the Year Award

Stait (r) coaching Daelum Mawji at the 2018 World Juniors

Alex Stait will be recognized as the 2018 United States Olympic Committee coach of the year on Thursday, October 10, during the 2019 FS Investments U.S Open Squash Championships.

Stait is Team USA’s junior men’s head coach. He served as the assistant coach from 2015 to 2017 before becoming the head coach. In 2018 at the Men’s World Junior Team Championships in Chennai, India, the team was seeded eight but reached the semis to finish third. It was just the second time in Team USA history that a men’s junior team medaled at the tournament.