Northampton, MA — For the week ending 2/3/2013, Mount Holyoke’s Kathryn Brummer and Boston College’s Joshua Ko have been named the women’s and men’s Harrow Sports College Squash Player of the Week.
A 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.
A number of players turned in dominant performances this week. At the NESCAC Championships, Bates’ Ahmed Abdel Khalek turned in three 3-0 wins at number 1 to continue his unbeaten streak in conference play. Mike Coscarelli and Justin Curtis also went undefeated for Conn College at the NESCAC Championships. In a rematch of last year’s men’s Individual Championship final, Harvard’s Ali Farag defeated Columbia’s Ramit Tandon in four; Farag also beat 2011 Individual finalist Nick Sachvie of Cornell over the weekend. The Crimson’s Laura Gemmell continued her unbeaten streak this season with wins over Columbia and Cornell. Two Penn players — Rachael Goh and Tyler Odell — prevailed in five-game matches against Yale opponents, and two Bucknell players — Tyler Edwards and Henry Gadsen — had five-game wins in the Bisons’ 6-3 victory over Denison.
Kathryn Brummer (Mount Holyoke): With Mount Holyoke down 3-4 against Wellesley in a battle for the Seven Sisters’ title, Brummer came through with a crucial 12-10, 11-7, 11-2 win over Wellesley’s Margo Sulmont. Brummer’s win evened the score and changed the momentum for the Lyons. Mount Holyoke’s 5-4 win over Wellesley gave the Lyons’ a record-setting seventh consecutive Seven Sisters title. Brummer went undefeated at the event and was named to the Seven Sisters All-Tournament Team.
Joshua Ko (Boston College): The Boston College Eagles notched their first win of 2013 thanks to Ko’s performance this week. The Eagles were ranked 36th coming into their match against 33rd-ranked MIT. Facing the Engineers’ Riley Gray at number 3, Ko lost a tight first game 12-14. He came back strong to win the next three games, with the fourth game going to 15-13. Ko’s win helped the Eagles edge out the Engineers’ 5-4 for the upset victory.