West Named to CSA All-America Team

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Harvard junior Colin West has been selected to the College Squash Association All-America first team for the second straight year, the CSA recently announced. West, who was also named to the All-Ivy League team for the third consecutive season, was 14-3 overall in 2008-09, including 11-2 at the No. 1 slot. 

West, who finished the season ranked third individually in the country, led the Crimson in wins and winning percentage (.824) and was 5-1 against Ivy opponents during the regular season. 

A native of Toronto, Ont., West opened the year 8-0, earning Ivy League wins against Brown, Dartmouth, Cornell and Penn.  After dropping his lone match of the regular season to Princeton, West, the 2007 Ivy League Rookie of the Year, picked up a win against Yale to move his record to 9-1 entering the CSA National Team Championships.  At the team tournament, he helped No. 5 Harvard top No. 4 Cornell, 5-4, in the quarterfinal round en route to the Crimson's fourth-place finish.

During the CSA Individual Championships, West, the No. 3 overall seed, collected three straight 3-0 decisions on his way to reaching the semifinal round.  He faced No. 2 seed Mauricio Sanchez of Princeton and took the first two games, 9-3 and 9-6.  However, Sanchez stormed back to take the final three games, 9-1, 9-2, 9-4, to pick up the win.