By Michael T. Bello
Published Jan 28, 2015 at 7:00 AM ET; Updated Oct 25, 2015 at 10:12 PM ET

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Northampton, MA — For the week ending 1/25/2015, Bowdoin’s Sara Wlodarczyk and Rochester’s Mario Yanez 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.

Sara Wlodarczyk (Bowdoin College): In Bowdoin’s 5-4 win over Pine Tree State rival Colby, Bowdoin senior Sara Wlodarczyk faced Colby senior Tara Tischio in the #4 match. The two played a critical match for their respective squads. After being tied at a game a piece, Wlodarczyk pulled away and won the final two games to capture the match (11-7, 7-11, 12-10, and 11-7) and give the Polar Bears the critical point in the team victory.

Mario Yanez (University of Rochester): Few teams can boast that they have defeated two different top-ranked teams in the same season, but Rochester has that distinction. They defeated top-ranked Harvard in December and top-ranked Trinity on Saturday. Crucial to both of those 5-4 team victories was Mario Yanez. With the Trinity match tied at 4-4, Yanez faced Trinity’s Vrishab Kotian to decide the team match. He battled back from a 1-2 game deficit to capture the individual match in 5 games (9-11, 11-7, 9-11, 11-3, and 11-4) and give the Yellowjackets the victory.