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Men's Squash Adds Four Student-Athletes for 2013-14

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – A quartet of siblings of current and former members of the Harvard squash team will join the men's team in 2013-14, Mike Way, The Gregory Lee '87 and Russell Ball '88 Endowed Coach for Squash at Harvard University, announced. Bryan Koh, Devin McLaughlin, Gordon Michas and Dylan Murray will all join the squad next year. There are two student-athletes from New York, while one calls Singapore home and the other hails from Pennsylvania.

"The American class of men entering college this year is arguably the strongest ever," Way said. "We are excited to bring in two junior national team members, who also happened to contest the U19 national finals.  We are delighted to have Bryan and Gordon round out this strong group.  "

The four incoming student-athletes will join a men's squad that finished 17-3 in 2012-13 and won a share of the Ivy League title for the first time since 2006. The Crimson went on to finish second at nationals, marking the program's highest finish since 2004-05. Reigning Ivy League Player of the Year Ali Farag and fellow All-American Brandon McLaughlin anchor the 20 returnees.

The Class of 2017

Bryan Koh
Played at the No. 1 position on the squash team for six years at the Anglo-Chinese School ... Captained three different divisions ... National Inter-Schools Squash Championships ... National South-Zone Colours Award for Squash and Full School Colours Award for Squash recipient ... Won the National Junior Championship at five different age levels ... Placed first in the premier division of the National Squash League in 2013 ... Took first in the SICC Jumbo Doubles Squash Tournament in 2012 and the National Closed Jumbo Doubles Squash Championships in 2013 ... Finished as the runner-up at the 2013 Singapore Closed Squash Championships, the 2012 National Squash Championships and the Signapore Individual Graded Tournament ... Awarded the Edusave Scholarship for Integrated Programme Schools (ESIP) from grades 9-12 ... Went on a mission trip to China to teach English ... Helped raise $25,000 as a crew member of the Swim Against Malaria event ... Brother, Nigel, is a senior on the squash team.

Devin McLaughlin
Five-year letterwinner on the squash team ... Served as team captain as a senior ... Ran two years of cross country and track and field ... Led the Episcopal Academy team to Mid-Atlantic Squash Association Championships as a junior and senior ... Won four straight National High School Championships until the event was cancelled his senior year ... US Squash Scholar Athlete ... Five-time first team All-Inter-AC selection ... Received the Benjamin Brannan Reath Memorial Squash Award for No. 1 Singles twice ... Member of the United States Junior Men's Squash Team in 2010 and 2012 ... Ranked second in the 2013 U19 Boys Rankings ... Won the U17 National Singles Championship and the U19 National Doubles Championship in 2009-10 ... Reached the finals at the U15 National Singles Championship in 2008-09 and the U19 finals in 2011-12 ... National Merit Scholar ... Spanish Honor Society and National English Honor Society member ... Student council secretary ... Community Connections member ... Brother, Brandon, is a co-captain on the squash team.

Gordon Michas
Four-year letterwinner and three-time captain of the squash team ... Led Collegiate School to a B Division National Championship in 2010 ... Went undefeated individually for three straight years ... Helped the soccer team win three straight NYSAIS state titles and the 2012 Ivy League Prepatory Schools championship in 2012 ... Volunteers at Street Squash and Wadawanuck Yacht Club ... Also enjoys sailing, lacrosse, photography and surfing ... Brother, Jason '13, was a member of the squash and sailing teams.  

Dylan Murray
Three-time winner of the Boys U19 Nationals ... Won the US Junior Nationals five times ... Pioneer, Dutch and US Junior Open champion ... Three-year letterwinner on the basketball team ... Named all-league three times ... Won the Irvington Tournament MVP award twice ... Sister, Megan, is currently a member of the women's squash team.