By Michael T. Bello
Published Dec 3, 2014 at 7:00 AM ET; Updated Jan 12, 2015 at 7:04 PM ET

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Northampton, MA — For the week ending 11/23/2014, Conn College’s Mawa Ballo and Navy’s Reed Whitney 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.

Mawa Ballo (Connecticut College): On the weekend prior to Thanksgiving, 28th-ranked Conn College faced NESCAC rival and 27th-ranked Tufts. Ballo, a first year student, played #3 against Tufts’ Ann Bellinger. After being down 1-2 in games, Ballo went on to win the match in five games (11-9, 5-11, 7-11, 11-7, and 11-8), which assisted the Camels in defeating the Jumbos, 5-4. Ballo also collected wins against Boston College and Wellesley.

Reed Whitney (Naval Academy): Navy had not beaten Princeton since 1985. The Midshipmen ended the 19-match streak with a win over the Tigers on November 23rd. Sophomore Reed Whitney faced Princeton’s #7, Sam Ezratty. In the fourth game, Whitney, who was up 2-1 in games, had match ball. The ball broke and after play resumed, Ezratty won the game. In the fifth, Whitney captured the match in tiebreakers (8-11, 11-9, 11-5, 11-13, and 13-11), which clinched the team match for the Midshipmen.