By Michael T. Bello
Published Nov 21, 2012 at 7:00 AM ET; Updated Nov 20, 2012 at 7:04 PM ET

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Northampton, MA — For the week ending 11/18/2012, Andrea Tran (William Smith) and James Reiss (George Washington) have been named the women’s and men’s Harrow Sports College Squash Player of the Week.

Harrow Sports College Squash Player of the Week should have a significant impact on his or her team’s performance during the prior week and demonstrate sportsmanship. Coaches and Sports Information Directors may nominate players. Nominations are due each Monday by 6 PM ET.

This week, there were a number of tight matches, a number of upsets, and a number of nominations for Harrow Sports College Squash Player of the Week. Penn’s Nabilla Ariffin went 2-0 on the weekend, which included a victory over her sister Nessrine.  Conn College’s Clare Young earned victories against Drexel and Haverford. Bates’ Ahmed Abdel Khalek and Andy Cannon helped the Bobcats earn a 5-4 victory over Navy.

Andrea Tran (William Smith College): Tran, a sophomore at William Smith, went 3-0 on the weekend at the 2012 Bard Round Robin. She kept her record perfect on the year with victories over Rochester, St. Lawrence, and Vassar. The Herons went 2-1 on the weekend. In the close 4-5 loss to St. Lawrence, Tran played at the #2 position and faced Frances Robinson. Tran captured the match in five games (3-11, 14-12, 3-11, 9-11, and 11-9).

James Reiss (George Washington University): Reiss, a first-year student, helped George Washington record its biggest win to date in program history. Over the weekend, the 16th-ranked Colonials hosted 15th-ranked Bates and 9th-ranked Penn. In GW’s 4-5 loss to Bates, Reiss defeated Walter Cabot in four games (11-6, 8-11, 11-4, and 11-7). With the match against Penn tied 4-4, the match at the #4 position featured Reiss and John Dudzik. Reiss won a marathon five-game match (11-5, 11-7, 5-11, 6-11, and 11-9), giving GW the victory.