By Anne Bello
Published Jul 20, 2010 at 7:00 AM ET; Updated Jul 19, 2010 at 9:16 PM ET

Lewiston, ME — Senior co-captain Kush Mahan was named the Bates College Male Athlete of the Year.

Mahan, who was also named the 2010 NESCAC co-Player of the Year, compiled an 18-9 record this season playing number 1 for the Bobcats. Along the way, he notched a number of impressive wins, including a five-game win over Trinity’s Supreet Singh. Mahan finished the season ranked 28th in the nation as an individual and amassed a 61-25 career record at Bates.

A two-time First Team All-NESCAC selection, Mahan was also named to NESCAC’s All-Academic Team as well as Bates’ Scholar-Athlete Society.

Mahan also made substantial contributions to his team as a leader, notes Bobcats head coach Pat Cosquer. “I am most proud that he successfully led the men’s team to a 12th-place finish as an extremely effective captain this past season,” says Cosquer. “He has matured into a wonderful young man, and I am proud to have played a role in his development, both on and off the court.”

Mahan has stayed active in squash since graduating from Bates. He recently competed in a US Pro Squash Tournament in Natick, MA, and he will represent his birth country, Kenya, in the Commonwealth Games later this year.

Congratulations to Kush!