‘The Streak’ That Can’t Be Squashed
Under Head Coach Paul Assaiante, the Trinity men’s squash team completes the longest winning streak in college sports history.
Trinity College may be a small liberal arts college in New England, but it has a towering reputation in the world of squash.
Trinity formed its first squash team in 1941. “There aren’t a lot of places where a particular sports program transcends the institution,” says Director of Athletics Drew Galbraith. “Trinity squash is one of those things.”
The men’s team gained national attention for an unprecedented run of consecutive wins from February 1998 to January 2012. The team won 252 matches in a row, the longest winning streak in college sports history—so famous it was known simply as “The Streak.” National media outlets followed the story, and the world soon came to know Head Men’s Squash Coach Paul Assaiante as the winningest college coach ever. Assaiante announcement his retirement from coaching in 2023.
In 2011, in the midst of their streak, Assaiante and the men’s squash team were featured in The New York Times Magazine in the article, “Squashing the Ivies.”
To read more about squash at Trinity College in a web story from 2020, click here.