2011-12 Harvard Women's Squash

May 25, 2012
Three Newcomers Added to Women's Squash Roster for 2012-13
Mike Way, the Gregory Lee '87 and Russell Ball '88 Endowed Coach for Squash at Harvard University, has announced the addition of three newcomers for the 2012-13 season.

April 24, 2012
Four Women’s Squash Players Garner CSA Scholar Athlete Award
Four members of the national champion Harvard women’s squash team were named Scholar Athletes by the College Squash Association.

April 6, 2012
Season Recap: Women's Squash Coach Mike Way Reflects on National Title
Head coach Mike Way recaps the 2011-12 Harvard women's squash season, which finished in Harvard's 13th Howe Cup championship.

April 4, 2012
Ten Winter Student-Athletes Tabbed Academic All-Ivy League
The Ivy League has announced the names of 80 student-athletes – including 10 from Harvard—who have been named to the winter 2011-12 Academic All-Ivy League team.

March 28, 2012
Five Women's Squash Players Named All-Americans
Laura Gemmell (pictured) and Amanda Sobhy were named to the first team, while Cece Cortes, Nirasha Guruge, and Haley Mendez were second team selections.

March 23, 2012
Sobhy Awarded Ancient Eight Player, Rookie of the Year; Gemmel, Guruge Named All-Ivy
After completing an undefeated season, freshman Amanda Sobhy was named the Ivy League Player of the Year and Rookie of the Year, the league announced Friday.

March 19, 2012
Amanda Sobhy Featured in March 19 Issue of Sports Illustrated
Harvard squash’s Amanda Sobhy was featured in the March 19 issue of Sports Illustrated in the magazine’s “Faces in the Crowd section.

March 4, 2012
Harvard Women’s Squash Freshman Amanda Sobhy Wins Individual National Title
Amanda Sobhy, a freshman on the Harvard women’s squash team, won the CSA Individual Championships in Amherst, Mass., Sunday.

March 3, 2012
Amanda Sobhy Breezes to CSA Individual Championship Match
The Harvard women’s squash program will have a chance for its second national championship this season, as Amanda Sobhy advanced to the title match at the CSA Individual Championship in Amherst, Mass.

March 2, 2012
Three Women's Squash Players Advance to CSA Individual Quarterfinals
Laura Gemmell, Amanda Sobhy and Cece Cortes each advanced to the CSA Individual Championship quarterfinals with wins in the first two rounds.

March 2, 2012
Cece Cortes Featured on espnW’s “Week in Review”
Cece Cortes of the Harvard women’s squash team was featured in today’s “Week in Review” segment on

March 1, 2012
Harvard Squash Finishes Season at CSA Individual Championships
Members of the Harvard men’s and women’s squash teams will travel to Amherst, Mass. this weekend for the CSA Individual Championships.

February 26, 2012
National Champion: No. 1 Women’s Squash Completes Perfect Season with 8-1 Win Over No. 2 Yale
The top-ranked Harvard women’s squash team captured the 13th national title in program history, as the Crimson won the College Squash Association national women’s team championship by defeating No. 2 Yale, 8-1, at the Murr Center Sunday.

February 26, 2012
Highlights: No. 1 Harvard Women's Squash Wins 2012 CSA National Championship
Senior co-captain Cece Cortes secured the Crimson's 13th national title and second in three years with a 3-1 victory...

February 25, 2012
Undefeated Women’s Squash Overpowers No. 5 Trinity, Advances to Howe Cup Championship
The Crimson defeated No. 5 Trinity, 9-0, Saturday afternoon in a CSA national semifinal to advance to the Howe Cup championship match.

February 24, 2012
Sweep Puts No. 1 Women’s Squash in Howe Cup Semifinal
With a dominant 9-0 sweep of No. 8 Dartmouth Friday, the top-ranked Harvard women’s squash team advanced to the CSA Howe Cup semifinal tomorrow.

February 22, 2012
Murr Center Hosts Women’s Squash Championships, Harvard Enters as No. 1 Seed
Harvard’s Murr Center will have a championship atmosphere this weekend, as eight teams visit Cambridge for the CSA Women’s Team Championships with aspirations of hoisting the Howe Cup.

February 21, 2012
Nirasha Guruge Named Women’s College Squash Richey Award Finalist
Nirasha Guruge of the Harvard women’s squash team was named a finalist for the 2012 Richey Award, the CSA announced Monday.

February 16, 2012
Mendez Awarded CSA Player of the Week Honor
Haley Mendez of the top-ranked Harvard women’s squash team was named the College Squash Association (CSA) Player of the Week after an impressive performance in a win over No. 2 Yale Feb. 12.

February 12, 2012
Comeback Over No. 2 Yale Gives No. 1 Harvard Women’s Squash Ivy Crown
After trailing 4-2, the No. 1 Harvard women’s squash team stormed back to win the last three matches and take down No. 2 Yale to finish the regular season with a perfect 15-0 mark and capture its 18th Ivy League championship.

February 11, 2012
No. 1 Women’s Squash, No. 2 Yale Face with Ivy Championship on the Line
Rivals Harvard and Yale will battle for the Ivy League women’s squash championship and top seed in the College Squash Association (CSA) Women’s Championship Sunday in New Haven, Conn.

February 10, 2012
Win Over Brown Sets Up No. 1 Women’s Squash With Ivy Title Match
With a match against No. 2 Yale looming, the top-ranked Harvard women’s squash team took care of business by beating Brown, 9-0, Friday night at the Murr Center.

February 8, 2012
No. 1 Women’s Squash Hosts Final Regular Season Home Match Friday
One home contest remains for the top-ranked Harvard women’s squash team, as it prepares to host No. 10 Brown at the Murr Center Feb. 10.

February 5, 2012
No. 1 Women's Squash Runs Winning Streak to Twelve
The No. 1 Harvard women’s squash team swept its second consecutive match and ran its season opening win streak to 12 with a 9-0 win over No. 7 Cornell Sunday afternoon.

February 3, 2012
No. 1 Women’s Squash Sweeps Past Columbia
Eight Crimson players competed at No. 14 Columbia, each earning victories, including seven with 3-0 sweeps, as No. 1 Harvard women’s squash rolled past the Lions.

February 1, 2012
No. 1 Women’s Squash Looks to Remain Unbeaten with Two Ivy Contests
The Harvard women’s squash team, ranked No. 1 in the College Squash Association (CSA) rankings, looks to continue its undefeated season with trips to Ivy League foes No. 15 Columbia (Feb. 3) and No. 7 Cornell (Feb. 5).

January 21, 2012
No. 1 Women's Squash Takes Down No. 5 Trinity, 8-1
The Harvard women’s squash team, ranked No. 1 in the College Squash Association (CSA) poll, continued its winning ways with an 8-1 win over No. 5 Trinity Saturday afternoon in Hartford, Conn.

January 19, 2012
No. 1 Women’s Squash Departs for No. 5 Trinity Saturday
After winning two Ivy League contests last weekend, the top-ranked Harvard women’s squash team will step out of conference play to travel to No. 5 Trinity Jan. 21.

January 15, 2012
No. 1 Women's Squash Comes from Behind to Beat No. 4 Princeton
No. 1 Harvard and No. 4 Princeton were tied, 4-4, before Haley Mendez provided the tie-breaking win to keep the Crimson undefeated.

January 14, 2012
No. 1 Women’s Squash Remains Undefeated with Win over No. 3 Penn
Amanda Sobhy wasted no time getting her first collegiate victory, topping Penn’s Nabilla Ariffin, 3-0, and the Crimson women’s squash team rolled to a 7-2 win over No. 3 Penn Saturday afternoon at the Murr Center.

January 14, 2012
Farag, Sobhy Make Collegiate Debuts Saturday
The No. 1-ranked women host 3rd-ranked Penn on Saturday and 4th-ranked Princeton on Sunday while the No. 5 men host 9th-ranked Penn and 3rd-ranked Princeton. These matches mark the debut of highly touted players Ali Farag and Amanda Sobhy, both of whom will compete

January 11, 2012
No. 1 Women’s Squash Starts Ivy Play with No. 3 Penn, No. 4 Princeton
The No. 1-ranked and undefeated Harvard women’s squash team begins Ivy League play this weekend by hosting No. 3 Penn and No. 4 Princeton.

December 20, 2011
Seeing Crimson: Sarah Mumanachit of Harvard Women's Squash
Junior Sarah Mumanachit of Harvard women's squash takes you inside the squash courts at Harvard's Murr Center.

December 3, 2011
No. 1 Women's Squash Pushes Win Streak to Seven
The Crimson women’s squash squad ran its season-opening win streak to seven with three victories Saturday. Harvard went unblemished against Amherst, Wellesley and Boston College and posted 9-0 shutouts against each opponent.

December 1, 2011
No. 1 Women’s Squash Preps for Home Opener, Triple-Header
The Harvard women’s squash team continues its non-conference slate with four matches this weekend. The Crimson, currently ranked No. 1 in the CSA poll, is looking to extend its win streak after starting the season 4-0.

November 30, 2011
Gemmell Makes Season Debut, No. 1 Women’s Squash Eases to Two Victories
The top-ranked Crimson women’s squash team won its third and fourth consecutive matches to open the season at Hanover, N.H., Wednesday. Harvard, which started the season 4-0 for the seventh consecutive year and 18th time in the last 20 seasons, eased to victories over No. 8 Dartmouth, 8-1, and No. 12 Middlebury, 9-0.

November 29, 2011
No. 1 Women’s Squash to Take on No. 8 Dartmouth, No. 12 Middlebury Wednesday
The top-ranked Harvard women’s squash teams makes a midweek trip to Hanover, N.H., to take on No. 8 Dartmouth and No. 12 Middlebury Wednesday. It is the first of six contests this week before the Crimson take a month-long layoff from Dec. 3-Jan. 14.

November 18, 2011
No. 1 Women’s Squash Starts with Wins Over Williams, Stanford
The No. 1-ranked Harvard women’s squash team lived up to its preseason ranking during opening day of the 2011-12 campaign.

November 16, 2011
Top-Ranked Women’s Squash Begins Against Williams, Stanford
The Harvard women’s squash squad will kick off the season against Williams and Stanford in Williamstown, Mass., Saturday.

November 11, 2011
Women’s Squash Opens Season at No. 1 in CSA Rankings
The Harvard women’s squash team is the preliminary favorite to take home the national title according to the Dunlop Women’s CSA Preseason Rankings.

November 8, 2011
Season Preview: Harvard Women's Squash Looks to Remain Among Nation's Elite
Mike Way, the Gregory Lee '87 and Russell Ball '88 Endowed Coach for Squash at Harvard University, previews the upcoming 2011-12 women's squash season.

October 25, 2011
Women's Squash Photos Available at Harvard Photo Store
Photos of the Harvard women's squash team are now available for purchase at the Harvard Photo Store.

September 20, 2011
Harvard Women’s Squash Releases Schedule, Will Host CSA Team Championships
The Harvard women’s squash team, last year’s College Squash Association (CSA) national runner-up, has released its schedule for the upcoming season.

September 8, 2011
Luke Hammond Joins Harvard Squash as Assistant Coach
Hammond has been named an assistant coach for Harvard men’s and women’s squash.

June 27, 2011
Women's Squash Adds Four Freshman for 2011-12 Season
The Crimson women's squash team returns 11 players from last year’s squad, while adding newcomers Julianne Chu, Haley Mendez, Megan Murray and Amanda Sobhy, all of whom are natives of New York.