By Anne Bello
Published Aug 14, 2012 at 7:00 AM ET; Updated Aug 12, 2012 at 10:37 AM ET

Ivy LeaguePrinceton, NJ — The Ivy League announced its 2011-2012 All-Ivy League team for men’s college squash earlier this spring.

Harvard’s Ali Farag was named the 2012 Ivy League Player of the Year. In his first year with the Crimson, the sophomore captured the men’s individual national title and earned First-Team All-American honors. He went undefeated during the season, posting a 16-0 record overall and helping Harvard finish 3rd in the nation at the Men’s National Team Championships, the team’s best result at the tournament in several years.

Farag was also named co-Ivy League Rookie of the Year, an honor he shared with Ramit Tandon of Columbia. Tandon, a freshman, gave the Lions their first shot at a national title in squash when he made it to the finals of the individual championships, where he lost to Farag in three games. Tandon finished the season with a 14-1 record, going 5-0 in Ivy League dual matches. Playing at number 1, Tandon gave the Lions a significant boost as they finished the year with their best finish — 10th — in program history.

Five seniors earned All-Ivy honors this year: Chris Callis (Princeton), Alex Domenick (Cornell), Thomas Mattsson (Penn), Nick Sisodia (Dartmouth), and Thomas Spettigue (Cornell). Callis had also been named to the All-Ivy team as a freshman, while Sisodia had been named to the team during his sophomore year. Domenick and Spettigue were also two-time honorees, having been named to the team last year as juniors, and Mattsson earned his first All-Ivy nod this season.

Farag, Tandon, and Callis were unanimous selections to the team along with Chris Hanson (Dartmouth), Todd Harrity (Princeton), and Nick Sachvie (Cornell). Twelve players were named to the team this year due to ties in voting.

Congratulations to the members of the 2011-2012 All-Ivy League Team!

Player of the Year

  • Ali Farag (Harvard)

Co-Rookies of the Year

  • Ali Farag (Harvard)
  • Ramit Tandon (Columbia)

First Team All-Ivy