By Michael T. Bello
Published Feb 3, 2016 at 7:00 AM ET; Updated Feb 2, 2016 at 8:11 PM ET

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Northampton, MA — For the week ending 1/31/2016, Brown’s Purvi Goel and Navy’s Jack Herold 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.

Purvi Goel (Brown University): On Saturday, Brown University, ranked 12th in the nation, faced 13th-ranked George Washington. In the match at the #8 position, Brown’s Purvi Goel faced George Washington’s Ginger Sands. Goel fell behind 0-2 in games, but rallied to capture the match in five games. (4-11, 7-11, 11-8, 11-8, and 11-4). This match was crucial as it helped the Bears push the team match to 4-4. Brown’s Hannah Hay-Smith sealed the Bears’ 5-4 victory with a 3-0 victory at the #7 position.

Jack Herold (United States Naval Academy): With Brown and Navy tied at four matches apiece, the contest came down to the match at the #1 position. Navy’s Jack Herold faced Brown’s Thomas Blecher. After being tied 1-1 in games, Herold, a sophomore, won the final two games to earn the individual (11-3, 8-11, 13-11, and 12-10 ) and team victory. Herold also earned a five-game victory over Andrew Jung (9-11, 11-4, 11-3, 3-11, and 11-8) in Navy’s 4-5 loss to Middlebury.