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Haley Mendez
Haley Mendez
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Brooklyn, N.Y.
High School: Packer Collegiate Institute

2011-12 (Freshman):
Finished the season 19-3 overall, including 9-1 in the No. 4 position ... CSA second team All-America selection ... Went 6-1 in Ivy League contests ... Opened her college career with two sweeps against Stanford and Williams Nov. 18 in the No. 2 position ... Continued streak of sweeps to four with 3-0 wins over Sarah Loucks (Dartmouth) and Kathryn Bostwick (Middlebury) in the No. 3 position Nov. 30 ... Broke a 4-4 tie to move the Crimson past No. 4 Princeton with a come-from-behind, 3-2 victory over Alexis Saunders ... Named Harvard COOP Athlete of the Week Jan. 16 ... Helped the Crimson to a 8-1 win over No. 5 Trinity Jan. 21 with a come-from-behind, 3-2 win over Natalie Babjukova in the No. 4 spot ... Broke a 4-4 tie at No. 2 Yale with a 3-0 win over Alexandra Van Arkel to clinch the Ivy League championship Feb. 12 ... Went 3-0 in the Howe Cup in the No. 4 position, including a 3-0 win over Alexandra Van Arkel of Yale, to help Harvard earn its 13th national championship Feb. 26 ... Advanced to the second round of the CSA individual national championship tournament.

Before Harvard:
Three-time U.S. Nationals finalist and three-time member of U.S. National team … U.S. Open finalist … Competed as a member of the men’s squash team as the No. 2 all four years of high school … Served as team captain senior year … Represented the U.S. at the World Junior Championships in 2009-11 … Garnered the Baird E. Haney and All Casino Awards … Received the U.S. Squash Deroy Sportsmanship Award … Was the 2010 Frank Millet Champion … Was ranked No. 1 on the U.S. Girl’s under-17 and under-19 teams … Was a 2009 U.S. Open Finalist … Four-year U.S. Squash Scholar-Athlete … Member of the Cum Laude Society … Member of the Mu Alpha Theta Mathematics Honor Society … President of the Math and Art Clubs in high school … Volunteered at Street Squash Summer Camps … Also enjoys travelling and photography … Mother, Leslie, was the captain of the field hockey and ice hockey team at Wesleyan University … Other interests include travel and photography.