SquashFebruary 1, 2017 NESCAC Men's Squash Championship Preview The Trinity Bantams, the 10-time defending NESCAC Champions, are the top seed for the 11th straight year as the 2017 NESCAC Men’s Squash...
SquashFebruary 1, 2017 NESCAC Women's Squash Championship Preview The 10-time defending NESCAC Champion Trinity Bantams are the top seed as the 2017 NESCAC Women's Squash Championship gets underway on Friday,...
SquashJanuary 30, 2017 Squash Weekly Release #4 Colby junior Will McBrian and Hamilton sophomore Charlotte Zonis are the NESCAC Squash Players of the Week for the week ending January 30.
SquashJanuary 23, 2017 Squash Weekly Release #3 Ahmed Hatata of Bates and Tristan Chaix of Hamilton are the NESCAC Men's Squash Co-Players of the Week, while Elise O'Brien of Colby and Laila Samy of...
SquashJanuary 16, 2017 Squash Weekly Release #2 Senior Ben Bristol of Bowdoin and sophomore Esther Baek of Williams are the NESCAC Men's & Women's Squash Players of the Week for the week ending...
SquashJanuary 9, 2017 Squash Weekly Release #1 Senior Spencer Burt and first-year Eliza Dunham of Bates are the NESCAC Men's & Women's Squash Players of the Week for the week ending January 9.
SquashDecember 2, 2016 Friday Feature with Bowdoin's Sarah Nelson The NESCAC is brimming with talented student-athletes, and the "Friday Feature" is a way for fans to get to know them throughout the...
SquashSeptember 8, 2016 Trinity's Paul Assaiante to be Inducted in U.S. Squash Hall of Fame Trinity head men's squash coach Paul Assaiante, one of the premier coaches in the history of intercollegiate athletics, will be inducted into the...
SquashApril 6, 2016 Five NESCAC Men's Squash Players Earn CSA All-America Honors Bates' Ahmed Abdel Khalek and Trinity's Rick Penders were named to the CSA First All-America Team, while Bates' Ahmed Hatata and Trinity's Michael...
SquashMarch 30, 2016 Five from NESCAC Earn CSA All-America Honors Kanzy El Defrawy of Trinity and Laila Samy of Wesleyan were named First Team All-Americans, while Trinity's Jennifer Haley, Julia Le Coq and Raneem...
SquashMarch 14, 2016 Trinity's El Defrawy Receives Women's Squash Richey Award Trinity College senior co-captain Kanzy El Defrawy (Cairo, Egypt) was selected as the 2016 Betty Richey Women's Squash Award recipient, given annually...
SquashMarch 10, 2016 Winter All-Academic Selections Announced A total of 967 student-athletes have been named to the 2016 NESCAC Winter All-Academic Team by the conference office today.
SquashMarch 9, 2016 Winter All-Sportsmanship Selections Announced A total of 85 student-athletes have been named to the 2016 NESCAC Winter All-Sportsmanship Team. One student-athlete from each institution for each...
SquashMarch 6, 2016 Bates' Ahmed Abdel Khalek Wins Second CSA Individual Title Senior Ahmed Abdel Khalek defeated Rochester's Ryosei Kobayashi 3-1 (11-5, 6-11, 15-13, 13-11) on Sunday to successfully defend his College Squash...
SquashMarch 6, 2016 Trinity's Kanzy El Defrawy Captures CSA Individual Championship Senior co-captain Kanzy El Defrawy (Cairo, Egypt) completed an impressive run through the College Squash Association (CSA) National Women's Squash...
SquashFebruary 29, 2016 Men's Squash Weekly Release #7 Trinity and Middlebury competed in the final weekend of the College Squash Association Team National Championships at Yale.
SquashFebruary 29, 2016 Women's Squash Weekly Release #7 Trinity, Middlebury and Williams competed in the final weekend of the College Squash Association Team National Championships at Yale.
SquashFebruary 25, 2016 Men's Squash All-Conference Teams Announced Bates senior Ahmed Abdel Khalek has been selected by the conference coaches as the 2016 NESCAC Player of the Year for an unprecedented fourth...
SquashFebruary 25, 2016 Women's Squash All-NESCAC Selections Released Trinity senior Kanzy El Defrawy has been selected by the conference coaches as the 2016 NESCAC Player of the Year for the fourth straight season.
SquashFebruary 22, 2016 Men's Squash Weekly Release #6 Bates and Tufts won the Summers and Chaffee Cups, respectively, as nine NESCAC men's squash teams competed in the first weekend of the CSA National...
SquashFebruary 22, 2016 Women's Squash Weekly Release #6 Bates and Wesleyan won the Walker and Epps Cups, respectively, as eight NESCAC women's squash teams competed in the first weekend of the CSA National...
SquashFebruary 18, 2016 Trinity's El Defrawy Named As Finalist For Women's Squash Richey Award Trinity College senior co-captain Kanzy El Defrawy (Cairo, Egypt) was selected as one of three finalists for the prestigious Richey Women's Squash...
SquashFebruary 18, 2016 Two from NESCAC Named Men's Squash Skillman Award Finalists The College Squash Association announced Tuesday that Bates' Ahmed Abdel Khalek and Trinity's Juan Camillo Vargas are finalists for the 2016 Skillman...
February 6, 2017
Matt Lillie

Matt Lillie
Connecticut College
Senior • Weston, Mass.

Playing at the No. 1 position, Lillie had a breakthrough weekend to give Connecticut College a boost at the NESCAC Championship. He won twice over Tufts (6-11, 11-9, 11-3, 11-5) and Hamilton (13-11, 12-10, 11-8) and narrowly lost a five-game match  to Amherst (11-9, 13-11, 9-11, 9-11, 9-11).

 

Vicky Arjoon

Vicky Arjoon
Bates College
Sophomore • Georgetown Guyana

Arjoon pulled out a five-game victory to propel Bates to third at the NESCAC Championship, its best finish since the 2014 season. With the 3rd/4th place match against Middlebury tied at 4-4, and 2-2 in games Arjoon defeated Middlebury’s Alexa Comai, who had beaten her 3-0 in January, in five games (11-5, 12-10, 6-11, 11-3, 11-7).


January 30, 2017
Will lMcBrian

Will McBrian
Colby College
Junior • Dedham, Mass.

McBrian won his match in four games against MIT (11-7, 11-6, 7-11, 11-9), which lifted Colby to a 5-4 win.

 

Charlotte Zonis

Charlotte Zonis
Hamilton College
Sophomore • New Canaan, Conn.

Zonis defeated her William Smith opponent Michaelann Denton on Saturday, 3-1 (11-7, 10-12, 11-6, 11-2), for her fourth win of the season.

January 23, 2017
Ahmed Hatata

Ahmed Hatata
Bates College
Senior • Alexandria, Egypt

Playing at the top spot for the Bobcats, Hatata ran his individual season record to 10-1 with two 3-0 victories over his opponents from Franklin & Marshall and Amherst last weekend. On Saturday, Hatata helped the Bobcats defeat the Diplomats for the first time since 2009 by posting a 3-0 (12-10, 11-5, 11-7) win over Cole Osborne and followed up with a 3-0 (11-3, 11-9, 11-2) victory over Amherst’s Michael Groot to help lift Bates to an 8-1 win over the Purple & White on Sunday at Amherst.

 

 

Tristian Chaix

Tristan Chaix
Hamilton College
First Year • New York, N.Y.

Chaix won an exciting five-game match over Alex Kamisher of Wesleyan (8-11, 12-10, 12-10, 5-11, 11-9) on Sunday. He went 2-1 over the weekend beating Sam Duffy of Stanford, 3-0 (11-4, 11-4, 11-3), and losing a tight four-game match to Cameron Bahadori of Amherst (4-11, 11-4, 11-9, 11-8).

Elise O'Brien

Elise O'Brien
Colby College
Junior • Cos Cob, Conn.

O’Brien defeated Wesleyan’s Sarah Clothier, 3-2 (12-10, 7-11, 11-3, 6-11, 11-9), in the deciding match to lift Colby past the Cardinals, 5-4

 

 

Laila Samy

Laila Samy
Wesleyan University
Junior • Cairo, Egypt

Samy continued to win at the No. 1 position putting the Cardinals in position to earn wins over Bowdoin (5-4 on Jan. 11), Colby (5-4 on Jan. 14) and Hamilton (6-3 on Jan. 22) for the first time in several seasons. Samy swept her match against the Continentals, 11-0, 11-6, 11-6.

 

 

January 16, 2017
Ben Bristol

Ben Bristol
Bowdoin College
Senior • Rocky Hill, N.J.

Bristol went undefeated last week, helping Bowdoin win its first two matches of the season. He won two matches at the No. 5 spot against Hobart (11-6, 11-8, 11-8) and Hamilton (11-9, 11-4, 11-9). He also won the deciding match in five sets at No. 4 (11-7, 5-11, 10-12, 11-9, 11-6) in Bowdoin’s 5-4 upset over Wesleyan.

 

Esther Baek

Esther Baek
Williams College
Sophomore • Tenafly, N.J.

Baek went 3-0 in her matches to lead the Ephs to road wins over George Washington, Franklin and Marshall, and Virginia last weekend. Playing at the No. 3 position on Friday, Baek won in five sets (11-1, 10-12, 7-11, 11-7, 11-4) over Lauren Johnston of Franklin and Marshall despite being down 2-1. On Saturday, she won in four games over Mary Jo Mahfood of George Washington (12-10, 2-11, 11-7, 13-11) and then completed her weekend sweep on Sunday with another four-game win over Julia Thompson of Virginia (11-4, 9-11, 11-8, 11-6).

January 9, 2017
Spencer Burt

Spencer Burt
Bates College
Senior • Portland, Ore.

Burt, a captain, continued his dominant play by defeating his opponents from Middlebury and Williams last weekend. On Saturday, Burt beat Middlebury’s Jack Kagan, 3-2 (7-11, 11-0, 9-11, 12-10, 11-8). On Sunday, he defeated Williams’ Carl Shuck, 3-1 (11-8, 10-12, 11-9, 11-6), to run his individual record to 6-1.His only loss is to Trinity in the first match of the season in November.

Eliza Dunham

Eliza Dunham
Bates College
First Year • New Haven, Conn.

Dunham defeated both of her opponents from Middlebury and Williams, 3-0, last weekend. On Saturday, she beat Middlebury’s Mira Chugh (11-8, 11-7, 11-6). On Sunday, Dunham defeated Williams’ Alyssa Ritchie (11-7, 11-8, 11-10). 

Player of the Week Archive 

M Squash  
Sun, Feb 19, 2017 Final
5 Trinity
4 at Harvard
M Squash  
Sun, Feb 19, 2017 Final
4 Williams
5 vs. Brown
@ CSA Team Championships - Harvard
M Squash  
Sun, Feb 19, 2017 Final
5 Colby
4 vs. Amherst
@ MIT
M Squash  
Sun, Feb 19, 2017 Final
4 Bates
5 vs. Franklin & Marshall
@ Harvard University (Cambridge, Mass.)
M Squash  
Sun, Feb 19, 2017 Final
5 Wesleyan
4 at Hobart
M Squash  
Sun, Feb 19, 2017 Final
5 Connecticut College
4 vs. NYU
@ Harvard
M Squash  
Sun, Feb 19, 2017 Final
3 Virginia
6 vs. Middlebury
@ Harvard
M Squash  
Sun, Feb 19, 2017 Final
5 Hamilton
4 vs. Stanford
@ Brooks School
M Squash  
Sun, Feb 19, 2017 Final
6 Bowdoin
3 vs. Tufts
@ Brooks School
M Squash  
Sat, Feb 18, 2017 Final
2 Bates
7 vs. Navy
@ Harvard University (Cambridge, Mass.)
W Squash  
Fri, Feb 24, 2017 10:00 AM
Tufts vs. Dickinson
@ Princeton
W Squash  
Fri, Feb 24, 2017 10:00 AM
William Smith vs. Bowdoin
@ Princeton
W Squash  
Fri, Feb 24, 2017 10:00 AM
Wesleyan at Franklin & Marshall
W Squash  
Fri, Feb 24, 2017 12:00 PM
St. Lawrence vs. Amherst
@ CSA Team Championships - Princeton
W Squash  
Fri, Feb 24, 2017 2:30 PM
Trinity vs. Stanford
@ Princeton
W Squash  
Fri, Feb 24, 2017 2:30 PM
Middlebury vs. Dartmouth
@ Princeton
W Squash  
Fri, Feb 24, 2017 4:00 PM
Bucknell vs. Colby
@ Lawrenceville School
W Squash  
Fri, Feb 24, 2017 4:00 PM
Connecticut College vs. Wellesley
@ Princeton, N.J.
W Squash  
Fri, Feb 24, 2017 5:00 PM
Drexel vs. Williams
@ CSA Team Championships - Princeton
W Squash  
Fri, Feb 24, 2017 5:00 PM
Bates vs. Brown
@ Princeton University (Princeton, N.J.)
W Squash  
Fri, Feb 24, 2017 6:00 PM
Northeastern vs. Hamilton
@ Princeton
W Squash  
Sat, Feb 25, 2017 TBA
Colby vs. CSA Team Championship
@ Princeton
W Squash  
Sat, Feb 25, 2017 TBA
Williams vs. CSA Team Championships
@ CSA Team Championships - Princeton
W Squash  
Sat, Feb 25, 2017 TBA
Amherst vs. CSA Team Championship
@ CSA Team Championships - Princeton
W Squash  
Sat, Feb 25, 2017 TBA
Tufts at CSA Team Championships
W Squash  
Sat, Feb 25, 2017 TBA
Bates vs. CSA Team Championship
@ Princeton University (Princeton, N.J.)
W Squash  
Sat, Feb 25, 2017 TBA
Wesleyan vs. CSA Team Championship
@ Princeton
W Squash  
Sat, Feb 25, 2017 TBA
Hamilton vs. CSA Team Championship
@ Princeton
W Squash  
Sat, Feb 25, 2017 TBA
Connecticut College vs. CSA Team Championship
@ Princeton, N.J.
W Squash  
Sat, Feb 25, 2017 TBA
Bowdoin vs. CSA Team Championship
@ Princeton
W Squash  
Sat, Feb 25, 2017 TBA
Middlebury vs. CSA Team Championship
@ Princeton
W Squash  
Sun, Feb 26, 2017 TBA
Colby vs. CSA Team Championship
@ Princeton
W Squash  
Sun, Feb 26, 2017 TBA
Williams vs. CSA Team Championships
@ CSA Team Championships - Princeton
W Squash  
Sun, Feb 26, 2017 TBA
Amherst vs. CSA Team Championships
@ CSA Team Championships - Princeton
W Squash  
Sun, Feb 26, 2017 TBA
Tufts at CSA Team Championships
W Squash  
Sun, Feb 26, 2017 TBA
Bates vs. CSA Team Championship
@ Princeton University (Princeton, N.J.)
W Squash  
Sun, Feb 26, 2017 TBA
Wesleyan vs. CSA Team Championship
@ Princeton
W Squash  
Sun, Feb 26, 2017 TBA
Hamilton vs. CSA Team Championship
@ Princeton
W Squash  
Sun, Feb 26, 2017 TBA
Connecticut College vs. CSA Team Championship
@ Princeton, N.J.
W Squash  
Sun, Feb 26, 2017 TBA
Bowdoin vs. CSA Team Championship
@ Princeton
W Squash  
Sun, Feb 26, 2017 TBA
Middlebury vs. CSA Team Championship
@ Princeton
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