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Brandon McLaughlin
Brandon McLaughlin
Year: Junior
Hometown: Villanova, Pa.
High School: The Episcopal Academy
Major: Government
House Affiliation: Winthrop

2012-13 (Junior):
Named to the All-Ivy team ... Earned Second-Team All-America honors ... Named a CSA Scholar Athlete ... Finished the season 14-5 ... Topped Robert Maycock, 11-4, 11-3, 11-4, at the No. 2 position to earn his first win of the year against Dartmouth Nov. 28 .. Rallied to beat No. 5 Rochester's No. 2 Neil Cordell, 9-11, 11-5, 11-8, 11-1, in a 5-4 win Dec. 1 ... Swept Brian Hong of Western Ontario, 11-8, 11-8, 11-8, Jan. 19 ... At No. 1, dominated Amherst's Noah Brown Jan. 19, 11-3, 11-4, 11-5 ... Blanked Columbia's Anthony Zou, 11-7, 11-3, 11-3, Feb. 2 ... Fighting back from an early deficit, topped Aditya Jagtap of Cornell, 10-12, 11-7, 11-2, 11-4, Feb. 3 ... Earned his 10th win of the season by blanking Brown's Oliver Booth, 11-3, 11-1, 11-3 Feb. 7 ... Prevailed over Juan Vargas of Trinity, 11-8, 9-11, 11-8, 7-11, 11-9, Feb. 12 ... Picked up a 5-11, 11-4, 11-4, 11-6 win against Hywel Robinson of Yale Feb. 18 ... Upended Samuel Kang of Princeton, 11-6, 16-14, 11-6, in the Potter Cup semifinals Feb. 23.

2011-12 (Sophomore):
CSA All-America second team ... Finished the season 10-8 overall, including a 3-3 mark in Ivy League contests ... Opened the season with a 3-1 victory over William Morris (Williams) in the No. 1 position Nov. 18 ... Defeated Christopher Hanson (Dartmouth), 3-0, and Valentin Quan (Middlebury), 3-0, in the No. 1 spot Nov. 30 ... Beat Alex Domenick of Cornell, 3-2 (7-11, 6-11, 11-4, 11-7, 11-4) at No. 2 to clinch third-place for Harvard at the CSA Men's Team Championships Feb. 19

2010-11 (Freshman):
Finished the season with an 11-7 mark, going 4-2 at the No. 3 and 6-3 at the No. 4 ... Swept Christopher Holter of Brown to open the season ... Grabbed a 3-1 win over Will Gruner of Williams (Nov. 21) ... Defeated Dartmouth's Christopher Jung, 11-6, 11-4, 11-6 ... Downed Ryan Herden of Western Ontario, 3-1 ... Swept opponents from St. Lawrence and Hamilton in back-to-back matches ... Helped Harvard capture fifth at the 2011 CSA National Team Championship winning all three of his matches (Princeton, Dartmouth and Cornell).

Before Harvard:
Earned five letters in squash ... Captained squash team as a senior ... Three-time All-Inter-Ac selection ... Received the Wayne C. Astley Award for squash sportsmanship ... Awarded the Mind, Body, Spirit Prize for excellence in athletics, sportsmanship and academics ... U.S. Squash under-19 national champion in 2010 ... Ranked No. 1 in the U.S. throughout the 2009-10 season in the U-19 division ... Member of the U.S. national team that competed at the World Junior Squash Championships in 2009 ... Mid-Atlantic Squash Association champion ... Episcopal Academy won the National High School Squash Championship in 2009 and 2010 ... Cum Laude Society member ... Spanish Honor Society member.

Personal:
Enjoys reading and video games ... Brother, Devin, won the under-17 U.S. Squash National Championship in 2010.