By Michael T. Bello
Published Dec 6, 2012 at 12:00 PM ET; Updated Dec 5, 2012 at 6:39 PM ET

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Northampton, MA — For the week ending 12/2/2012, Cara Kaufman (Wellesley) and Jay Dolan (Middlebury) 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.

Cara Kaufman (Wellesley College): Kaufman, a senior, went 1-1 on the weekend at the Wesleyan Invitational. With the Blue locked in a tight match with William Smith, Kaufman faced Molly Doran in the match at the #7 position. The two players battled back and forth. Kaufman was down 1-2 in games, but came back to capture the match in five games (4-11, 13-11, 7-11, 11-9, and 11-8). Wellesley defeated William Smith, 5-4.

Jay Dolan (Middlebury College): On Saturday, Dolan, Middlebury’s #1, faced Bowdoin’s Andrew Hilboldt. A few points into the match, Dolan sprained his ankle and was forced to retire. After a long night of treatment, he suited up against Drexel on Sunday. With the team match tied at 4-4, Dolan faced Drexel’s Ibrahim Bakir. After Dolan won the first two games, Bakir came back to capture the next two, and the match was tied 8-8 in the fifth game. Dolan won the individual and therefore the team match (11-5, 11-8, 8-11, 9-11, and 11-8), all on a sprained ankle.