The Official Blog of Harvard Men’s and Women’s Squash
Saturday, June 7, 2014
Harvard Squash Class of 2014
While the squash season ended a few months ago, it wasn't until last weekend that our graduating seniors left the campus. It was a busy commencement week with families and relatives celebrating the accomplishments of the graduating class.
We want to congratulate the Harvard Squash Class of 2014:
- Natasha Anzik
- Georgie Brinkley
- Ali Farag
- Nigel Koh
- Nikhil Mehra
- Brandon McLaughlin
- Tommy Mullaney
- Asfy Nadeem
- Gary Power
We also want to recognize former team members, Peter Machtiger and Jay Brooks, who graduated from Harvard's ROTC program and will join the U.S. Marine Corps after Harvard.
We wish the best of luck to these young women and men as they move on to new ventures.
Farag voted Top Male Athlete
National Champion, Ali Farag, added another significant feather in his cap during his last week at Harvard: Ali received the prestigious William J. Bingham Award during the Senior Letterwinners' Dinner.
The award is given "to that male member of the graduating class of Harvard College who, through integrity, courage, leadership and ability on the athletic fields, has best served the high purpose of Harvard as exemplified by the late William J. Bingham '16, former Director of Athletics".
Ali is the 7th squash player to receive the award, which has been given out annually since 1954. Previous winners are Anil Nayar '69, Richard M. Cashin, Jr. '75, Michael Desaulniers '80, Kenton L. Jernigan '86, Jeremy D. Fraiberg '92 and Adrian Ezra '94.
Sobhy wins in Hong Kong - ranked #13 in the world
After finishing her junior year at Harvard, Amanda Sobhy travelled to Hong Kong to play in a Silver WSA tournament. She was seeded 2nd but went on to win the tournament without dropping a game. In the final, she beat Australia's Rachael Grinham, a former world champion and world number one.
The win helped Amanda reach her highest WSA ranking ever: She is now ranked 13th in the world - not bad for a college senior!