Two Freshmen Join Women’s Squash for 2010-11 Season

Photo of Barnaby Courts courtesy of Gil Talbot.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard women’s squash team will add two freshmen for the upcoming 2010-11 campaign, it was announced.  The Crimson, which won the College Squash Association national team championship, finished 12-0 overall and claimed the program’s 17th Ivy League title, going 6-0 in the Ancient Eight.

Harvard will return 12 players from last year’s squad, while adding incoming freshmen Natasha Anzik and Leila Shayegan. 

Natasha Anzik/St. Catherines, Ont./St. Francis Secondary School
Before Harvard:
Ranked third in Ontario for Under-19 division ... Won Provincial squash tournament with St. Francis Secondary School in 2007-08 ... Placed first as an individual in 2010 Provincial tournament ... Valedictorian and winner of French Award.

Leila Shayegan/Princeton, N.J./The Lawrenceville School
Before Harvard:
Captained squash team at The Lawrenceville School ... All-Mid-Atlantic Squash Association champion in 2010 ... Named U.S. Squash Scholar-Athlete in 2008 ... Earned the All-Mid-Atlantic Prep League Academic Award in 2009 ... Recipient of the James O'Hara Smith Squash Trophy in 2010 ... Helped team in the MAPL title in 2007, '09 and '10 ... Won the MASA team championship in 2010 ... Placed second at high school team nationals in 2010 ... Class valedictorian ... Earned the English Department Prize for General Excellence ... Semans Family Merit Scholarship recipient ... Won the Beverly Whiting Anderson Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Character.