Victor Crouin Named Men’s Squash Ivy League Player and Rookie of the Year, Way Named Ivy Coach of the Year

Victor Crouin Named Men’s Squash Ivy League Player and Rookie of the Year, Way Named Ivy Coach of the Year

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Harvard men's squash swept the major 2018-19 Ivy League individual awards and landed three student-athletes on the all-conference first team, the league announced today. First-year Victor Crouin was named the Ivy League Player and Rookie of the Year, with Mike Way capturing Ivy League Coach-of-the-Year honors.

Crouin is the 18th Ivy League Player of the Year in Harvard men's squash history, with the last being Ali Farag in the 2013-14 season. It is the first time in Harvard history that a first-year has been named Ivy League Player of the Year and only the second time in program history that a Crimson athlete has won both player and rookie of the year honors in the same season, dating back to the 2011-12 season when Farag accomplished the feat. 

Crouin, who was also a first-team all-Ivy selection, finished the season with an 11-2 record and a 6-1 mark in the Ivy League at the team's top spot.  

For Gregory Lee '87 and Russell Ball '88 Endowed Coach for Harvard University Mike Way, this is his third coach-of-the-year honor in nine seasons on the men's side, with the others coming in 2014-15 and 2016-17. Harvard captured its second Potter Cup and fifth Ivy League title under his direction.

Joining Crouin on the All-Ivy first team were first-year Marwan Tarek and junior Timothy Brownell. All three were unanimously voted to the all-conference team. 

Brownell earned a 12-1 record on the season, including wins in all three playoff games over the weekend. Tarek, meanwhile, finished with a team-high 14 wins, including a perfect regular season in his first campaign in the Ivy League. The first-year clinched the Potter Cup for the Crimson with a win in the fifth game Sunday against Trinity. 

Harvard's student-athletes will head to the Collegiate Squash Association's Individual National tournament, beginning on Friday, March 1, in Providence, Rhode Island. 



PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Victor Crouin, Harvard (Fr. – Var, France) 

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

Victor Crouin, Harvard (Fr. – Var, France) 

COACH OF THE YEAR

Mike Way, Harvard

FIRST TEAM ALL-IVY 

* Velavan Senthilkumar, Columbia (So. – Salem, India) 

James Wyatt, Columbia (Fr. – London, England) 

Callan Hall, Columbia (Fr. – Pretoria, South Africa) 

* Victor Crouin, Harvard (Fr. – Var, France) 

* Marwan Tarek, Harvard (Fr. – Cairo, Egypt) 

* Timothy Brownell, Harvard (Jr. – Belmont, Mass.) 

* Andrew Douglas, Penn (So. – Brooklyn, N.Y.) 

* Aly Abou Eleinen, Penn (Fr. – Alexandria, Egypt) 

Adhitya Raghavan, Princeton (Jr. – Chennai, India) 

Spencer Lovejoy, Yale (Jr. – Branford, Conn.) 

* Unanimous Selection