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Cece Cortes
Cece Cortes
Year: Senior
Hometown: Cambridge, Mass.
High School: Milton Academy
Major: English
House Affiliation: Winthrop

2011-12 (Senior):
Honored on CSA All-America second team ... Tabbed Academic All-Ivy League ... Finished the season 11-2 overall, including 4-0 in the No. 5 position and 5-1 at No. 6 ... Team co-captain ... Opened the year with a win over Courtney Jones of Penn Jan. 14 ... Helped the Crimson to a 8-1 win over No. 5 Trinity Jan. 21 with a  3-1 win over Andrea Echeverria ... Named CSA Player of the Week Feb. 5 after defeating Cornell’s Claire Berner (3-0; 11-8,11-9, 11-8) and Columbia’s Morgan Strauss (3-0; 11-2, 11-5, 11-5) in the No. 6 position ... Contributed a 3-2 win over Gwendoline Tilghman of Yale at No. 6 to propel Harvard to the Ivy League Championship Feb. 12 ... Went 3-0 in the Howe Cup in the No. 5 position, including the championship-clinching win over Katherin Ballaine of Yale, to help Harvard earn its 13th national championship Feb. 26 ... Advanced to the quarterfinals of the CSA individual national championship tournament.

2010-11 (Junior):
Named to CSA All-America second team ... Finished the season with a team-best 17-1 record and was 9-0 at the No. 6 spot ... Won 3-0 in the season opener against Brown’s Kyla Harrington … Swept Leah Stork of Stanford and Kavitha Mannava of Williams in back-to-back matches (Nov. 21) … Defeated Kensy Balch of Dartmouth, 3-1 (Dec. 1) … Downed Maggie Remsen of Cornell in straight sets ... Only gave up eight points to Bates' Samantha Matos ... Won all three of her matches at the 2011 CSA National Team Championship against opponents from Cornell, Trinity and Yale ... Went 4-1 at the 2011 CSA Individual National Championship.

2009-10 (Sophomore):
Finished 9-3 overall ... Claimed two victories at CSA Individual Championships ... Was 3-0 at the No. 9 slot and 3-1 at the No. 7 position ... Earned wins against Williams and Yale in CSA Team Championships. 

2008-09 (Freshman):
Stood at 6-2 overall in her rookie season ... Boasted a 3-1 mark at the No. 8 slot and a 1-0 record at the No. 6.

Background:
Played varsity squash all four years and captained the team senior year at Milton Academy ... Earned 2004 ISL Honorable Mention, 2005-07 ISL All-League, 2007 Team MVP and 2007 Boston Globe All-Scholastic awards ... Member of 2004 ISL Champion squash team ... Finished third in 2005 Canadian and US Jr. Opens ... Earned 3rd place in 2006 US Nationals and won Princeton Jr. and Greenwich Jr. Opens ... Member of Cum Laude Society, Milton Academy Chapter ... Sang in Epic A Capella group from 2004-07 ... Class representative of Milton Athletic Association from 2004-07 including head of group in 2006-07 ... 2005-07 Milton Peer Group Discussion Leader ... 2006-07 Milton Peer Counselor ... Daughter of Harvard graduates Joseph Cortes ’81 and Sarah McVity Cortes ‘83... Grandparents, Richard McVity and Jane St. Brida Moynihan, also attended Harvard ... Hobbies include tennis, singing and whiffleball.