CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Mike Way, The Gregory Lee '87 and Russell Ball '88 Endowed Coach for Squash at Harvard University, announced that four student-athletes will be joining the Harvard women's squash team in 2013-14: Emily Jones, Dileas MacGowan, Caroline Monrad and Katherine Tutrone. The quartet hails from New York, Ontario, Massachusetts and Maryland, respectively.
"The young women coming in have the work ethic that we need to maintain the high standard here," Way said. "We were impressed by the character of all four and are confident that they will fit into our strong team culture. It says a lot about the U.S. squash scene that three out of the four are homegrown."
The incoming freshmen are set to join a squad that finished 15-1 in 2012-13 en route to its second straight Howe Cup and third in the past four years. The Crimson returns 12 student-athletes from last year's national title team, including two-time defending Ramsay Cup champion Amanda Sobhy and fellow All-American Haley Mendez.
The Class of 2017
Four-year letterwinner in squash ... Also ran cross country and track ... Won the Italian Open U17 Championship ... Finished second at the Spanish Open U19 Tournament ... Won the 2013 Bayne Bowl ... Played for the US National Team in 2011 ... Elected team captain as a senior ... Led Deerfield to a New England Championship in 2011, a runner-up finish in 2012 and back-to-back High School National Finals appearances ... Published photographer ... Honor Roll member for three years and High Honors for two terms ... Also interested in travel, film, visual art, poetry and Spanish ... Grandfather, Arturo Cardelus '74, graduated from Harvard Business School ... Father, Timothy, played basketball at Yale and captained the squad as a senior.
Won the Jim Mason Fair Play Award in 2013 ... Received the 2012 St. Clements Athletic Scholarship ... Earned a top four national ranking in Canada ... Placed in the top 11 at the 2013 Jr. British Open ... Took third at the 2011 Canadian Junior Open ... Won the US Jr. Open Consolation in 2011 and 2012 ... Ran track for four years and played three years of volleyball ... Honor Roll (2007-13) and high honors (2012) ... Charity representative ... Mentorship Head ... Senior Houseletter ... Grade 8 Piano with Honors, Student of Distinction ... Other interests include skiing, track, piano and golf ... Father, Peter, competed in the 1984 Olympic Games, rowing a double and placing sixth.
Earned 18 varsity letters, competing in squash, golf and cross country for six years ... Named team captain for squash and cross country as a senior ... Three-time All-League selection and honorable mention choice in 2010 ... Cutler Cup champion ... Won the squash ISL title in 2013 ... Four-time ISL cross country champion ... New England Cross Country Champions in 2011 ... 2012 Golf ISL Champion ... EAC President ... Father, Bruce, graduated from Harvard in 1984 ... Cousin, Julie, is currently a member of the squash team.
Played four years of varsity squash and tennis ... Also competed in three years of varsity badminton as the No. 1 singles player ... Served as captain for all three sports as a senior ... Won the US Doubles National Championship in 2007 and 2008 and the US Singles National Title in 2009 and 2011 ... Three-year member of the US junior squash team ... Won the 2013 Squash Sportsmanship award ... Earned four straight individual and team IAAM tennis conference titles ... In badminton, won the conference title in 2011 ... Member of the Academic Honor Roll (2006-2013) ... Member of Mu Alpha Theta Math Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society ... Three-time National Spanish exam winner... Participant in Squashwise service for three years ... Mother, Lissen, was a member of the United States National Lacrosse team in 1984 ... Brother, Taylor, is a member of Princeton's varsity squash team ... Also enjoys theater, graphic design, meditation, dance and gospel choir.