Thursday, March 10, 2016

CSA Individuals, Past Champions Gala & Team Banquet


Four Crimson players secured All-America honors last weekend at the CSA Individual Nationals. Kayley Leonard ’19, Sabrina Sobhy ’19 and Alyssa Mehta ’18 all finished in the top 10 (First Team). Leonard had a great run and reached the semifinals before losing against Trinity’s Kanzy El Defrawy (who went on to win this year’s title). Meanwhile, Bryan Koh ’17 made the second team on the men’s side.
Gala honors past Champions - Doyle gets inducted to Men’s Hall of Fame
After the semifinals on Saturday, the CSA hosted a gala honoring past individual champions. Harvard was well represented with a number of past winners present at Chelsea Piers:
- Charlie Ufford (1952, 1953)
- Ben Heckscher (1956, 1957)
- Anil Nayar (1967, 1968, 1969)
- Lee Howard (1973)
- Diana (Edge) Dowling (1988)
- Vanya Desai (1993)
- Libby (Eynon) Welch (1995)
- Daniel Ezra (1996)
- Laura Gemmell (2010)
- Amanda Sobhy (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)
It was a memorable event which highlighted the long history of college squash and successful legacy of the Harvard programs. The CSA also honored former Harvard Head Coach Bill Doyle who was inducted to the Men’s CSA Hall of Fame this year. Doyle had already been an inductee in the Women’s CSA Hall of Fame in 2007 but is now recognized for all his accomplishments on the men’s side as well. 
Congratulations to Bill Doyle and all of our past champions!

Photos from the event: http://www.mtbello.com/College-Squash/2016-Individuals/2016-CSA-Individuals-Gala/
Team Banquet to wrap up season
The annual team banquet will take place on April 1st this year. The current team members, their parents and friends of the program will celebrate our graduating seniors and the teams’ accomplishments this season:
- Women’s National Champions
- Women’s Ivy League Champions
- Men's Ivy League Runner-Ups
- Four All-America Honors
If you want to attend the event, you can purchase tickets through the Varsity Club’s website: https://www.harvardvarsityclub.org/article.html?aid=1137

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