By Michael T. Bello
Published Feb 1, 2017 at 7:00 AM ET; Updated Feb 2, 2017 at 9:51 PM ET

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Hatfield, MA — For the week ending 1/29/2017, Cornell’s Rachel Scherman and MIT’s Neel Das 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.

Rachel Scherman (Cornell University): On Sunday, 8th-ranked Cornell visited 7th-ranked Columbia. Five of the nine individual matches went to five games. At the match at the #2 position, Cornell’s senior co-captain Rachel Scherman faced Madlen O’Connor. With the match tied at two games a piece, Scherman captured the final game (7-11, 11-7, 11-8, 7-11, and 11-9) to help Cornell to a 6-3 team victory.

Neel Das (Massachusetts Institute of Technology): The 20th-ranked MIT Engineers travelled to Maine on Friday to face Bowdoin. MIT had not beaten Bowdoin since the 1993 – 1994 season. MIT freshman Neel Das faced Bowdoin’s George Cooley at the match at the #6 position. With the match tied at 2-2, Das captured the fifth game (7-11, 11-6, 11-4, 7-11, and 11-7) to help the Engineers to a 5-4 team victory.