Our women won the National Championship after beating Trinity 7-2 in the final on Sunday! While the score was 7-2, all of the matches were very close.
What really impressed the coaches was the tactical clarity and calm determination the players showed throughout the weekend. Every member of the team fought like there was no tomorrow.
This is a team that lost against UPenn at the beginning of January. We also battled with a number of injuries throughout the spring; the worst one with our #2, co-captain Haley Mendez, who tore her ACL a few weeks before nationals. But instead of throwing in the towel, all of our players stepped up their game and the team went on to beat Trinity 8-1 in the regular season, Princeton 5-4 in the semifinal of the nationals, and eventually Trinity again in the final.
It was a true team effort. And therefore it's impossible to mention one or two names. The level of execution from everyone in the last few weeks was something that the coaches are very proud of. The team truly deserves the national title.
Thank you for all the encouraging e-mails and phone calls. We really appreciate the support.
Read more about the final and watch the video recap on GoCrimson.com:
Sobhy wins Richey award
Before the final, the CSA awarded Amanda Sobhy '15 this year's Richey award. The Richey Award is given annually to "the women’s college squash player who best exemplifies the ideals of squash in her love of and devotion to the game, her strong sense of fairness, and her excellence of play and leadership".
All of the CSA coaches have a vote in the Richey Award process. We are so happy that Amanda is recognized as a role-model by other teams as well. She is one of the best, cleanest and fairest players in the history of college squash.
Read more about Amanda and the award on GoCrimson.com:
Men's team ready for their nationals
While the men's team was supporting the women at home this weekend, they were getting ready for their most important weekend of the season: The men's national tournament starts this Friday at Trinity. #3 Harvard will face #6 Rochester in the first round.
Draws & times will be published later this week on CSA's website: