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CJ Baldini

6'0''
Height
Sophomore
Class
West Hartford, Conn.
Hometown
Avon Old Farms School
High School
CJ Baldini - Men's Squash - Virginia Cavaliers

2021-22

  • Won his first collegiate match, a three-game victory against Gus Prager of Navy at the seventh position
  • Picked up a three-game victory against Shreemann Reghavan at the sixth position in UVA’s 5-4 win against Cornell
  • Won nine-consecutive matches from Nov. 21 through Jan. 30 with four victories against top-15 opponents
  • Recorded a victory against Collin Wen of MIT playing at the No. 5 position at the MASC Championships
  • Fell in five games to Trinity’s Will Curtis in the CSA Team Championships

Background

  • Two-time MVP at Avon Old Farms School, moving up to No. 1 on the ladder his senior season after only losing two matches his junior season playing at No. 2
  • Top-10 ranked squash player in every age group in US Squash and is the No. 1 U19 junior in Connecticut
  • Member of the 2018 US Junior National Team that competed at the British Junior Open and trained at the US Squash National Camp at Trinity College in 2019
  • Earned the US Squash sportsmanship award for the U17 age group, an award given to the best competitor on the court and the most respected sportsman for that age group
  • Also played two years of lacrosse at Northwest Catholic before transferring to Old Avon Farms his junior year. Was a starting midfielder both years, earning an all-conference honors as a sophomore

Personal

  • Son of Matthew and Laura Baldini
  • Has an older brother, Michael, and a younger brother, Thomas
  • Mother, Laura, played tennis at Yale
  • Father, Matthew, played basketball at Pace
  • Brother Michael is a swimmer at Georgetown
  • Honor roll student all four years of high school 2017-2021l. Multiple time headmasters list honoree at Avon Old farms school (highest academic honor). National merit semifinalist for scoring 98th percentile on the PSAT 2020/21
  • Winner of the Trinity College book award given to an outstanding student in the English field for writing and reading 2020/21.