Team USA has earned a total of seven team medals in the 2017 World Maccabiah Games during the first half of the squash competition, July 8-11, at the Herzliya Squash Center in Herzliya, Israel.
The girls U19 team will bring home gold medals after a perfect performance of three, 3-0 round robin wins against South Africa, a mixed USA/Israel team and hosts Israel in the final.
The boys U19 team fell just short of gold, going 3-1 in the round robin with victories over Panama, South Africa and Great Britain, and losing a close final against Israel.
In the adult Open divisions, Team USA claimed silver in both the men’s and women’s competitions with Israel taking gold in both.
The men’s 55+ and both adult and junior mixed squads all earned bronze medals.
The squash competition concludes with the individual draws July 12-16.
View all team results on the 2017 Maccabiah team squash tournament page.
Follow individual results on the 2017 Maccabiah individual squash tournament page.
Off the court, the U.S. women’s open and junior teams donated hundreds of items to SquashBond, a local urban squash program, including 40 skirts, 36 pairs of shoes and 21 racquets. SquashBond brings Arab and Jewish kids together through squash.
Read more about SquashBond in Squash Magazine‘s February 2016 issue.