Caleb Garza, Connecticut College

Caleb Garza

Caleb Garza will be remembered as one of the most prolific squash players in program history at Connecticut College.

Garza, the 2010 NESCAC Rookie of the Year and leader for the Camel program, capped off his decorated playing career with his fourth straight appearance on the All-NESCAC squad in 2013.

Under the direction of Co-Head Coaches Barry Ward and Chris O’Brien, Garza and the Camels finished 23rd in the nation. In the final match of the season in the Summers Cup at the National Championship, Garza helped lead the Camels to a win against Hamilton College with an 11-8, 12-10, 11-8 victory playing at #1 on the ladder.

"This one individual, in the three years I have worked with him, has helped to rejuvenate Connecticut College Squash in his leadership on and off the court," Coach O’Brien said. "Work ethic is where it all starts with Caleb. Solo drills, sprints, lifting, stretching, taking public transportation for match play, and hours of emulating videos, are just some of the things Caleb does outside of daily team practice. Beyond his success on the court, at nationals, and in many big matches, Caleb has always been the perfect gentleman to coaches, opponents, officials, and players. He is not a player that you will ever see hang his head after a loss. Many that meet him say he is a delight to be around and talk to. He has a strong desire to give back to this sport that has given so much to him personally even beyond the countless hours spent working with the men’s and women’s teams."

The Seaville, N.J. native majored in mathematics while also carrying a minor in dance. He held a leadership role off the court as president of the Hip Hop Club. He also contributed to the highly successful Green Dot bystander intervention program. Garza led the Camels to their second and third consecutive Conroy Division Titles at CSA Nationals in his freshman and sophomore seasons on the court. A second team selection to the 2013 All-NESCAC squad, Garza made an immediate impact in his rookie season, posting a 20-14 record for the Camels.