squash in Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia

Saturday November 1st 2014

Officers

Officers of National Capital Squash are also Directors.  The following officers were elected in October 2013:

President David Keating
President-Elect Andrew Mishkin
Past President Ghirma Meres
Secretary Page Lansdale
Treasurer Steve Weber
VP — IT Rod Crider
VP – Juniors Kenny Mendez
VP – League Abir Ray
VP — Membership Tyler Stilwell
VP – Women AJ Copeland
VP — Tournaments Leslie Connolly

President: David Keating – David has played at Bethesda Sport & Health for many years and has three children who are avid squash players. (His son Bryan, played for the US Junior Men’s Team at the World Championships and plays on the Cornell varsity squash team. His son Geoff also plays for Cornell, and daughter Kira play on the varsity girl’s team at The Potomac School.) Before being elected as President of NCS he had been VP of Juniors and served on the Executive Committee of NCS since 2009, and he was recently appointed as a regional representative for US SQUASH to coordinate junior tournaments in the Mid-Atlantic region.  He also serves on the district leaders committee for US SQUASH.

David can be reached at president@nationalcapitalsquash.org


Treasurer: Stephen Weber – Steve started playing squash at the Nielsen Tennis and Squash facility (only 25 cents per court!) of the University of Wisconsin (Madison) while working SteveWeberPhotoforNCSWebsitefor his Ph.D. in economics in the late Sixties. It was an easy transition from playing other wall games like handball and racquetball, and he has never looked back. Upon moving to the DC area in 1975 he joined the Regency Sport & Health Club where he played hardball, but was eventually persuaded by the late Jeff Fisher to switch to the international softball game. In the early Nineties he joined the Potomac Squash Club nearer his job as economist with the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Since retiring he has had time to improve his game under his mentor, Shahid Khan, and to serve as Treasurer of NCSRA.

Steve can be reached at treasurer@nationalcapitalsquash.org


VP Women: AJ Copeland – AJ started playing squash (hardball) at boarding school in 1975, and played through college on the Brown varsity women’s team. She played sporadically Ajand then finally not at all while in medical school and residency, and picked up the game again in 1996 (now softball, of course). She was a member at Potomac Squash Club since moving back to the DC area in 2002 and at Results since 2010. She has played in the NCS Leagues intermittently, frequently in the Ladies’ League, and has played Howe Cup every year since moving back to DC. She joined the NCSRA Board in August 2007.

AJ can be reached at women@nationalcapitalsquash.org


VP of Information and Technology: Rodrick Crider Jr – Rodrick started playing squash in 2006 while working in Ottawa, Canada for the RCMP. After having played racquetball for about 8 years during and after college,SteveWeberPhotoforNCSWebsitehe was forced to make the switch due to the lack of racquetball courts in Canada.

After returning to the US he started playing squash at the Downtown YMCA and quickly joined the NCS as a Team Captain and a Club Rep. In 2011 he switched over to the Universtiy Club and accepted the position as VP of Information Technology.

Rodrick can be reached at webmaster@nationalcapitalsquash.org