Kennedy Named Ivy League Rookie of the Year; Way Earns Ivy Coach of the Year Honors

Kennedy Named Ivy League Rookie of the Year; Way Earns Ivy Coach of the Year Honors

Kennedy was named the Ivy League Rookie of the Year after going 14-2 this year, including 5-1 in Ivy action (Gil Talbot).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.
– Freshman Gina Kennedy was selected as the Ivy League Rookie of the Year and Mike Way, the Gregory Lee '87 and Russell Ball '88 Endowed Coach for Squash, earned Ivy League Coach of the Year Honors, announced by the conference today. Sophomores Sabrina Sobhy and Kayley Leonard, along with Kennedy and freshman Amelia Henley, were all selected to the All-Ivy first team after helping guide Harvard to an Ivy League title and national championship this season.

Kennedy concluded a sensational freshman campaign with Ivy Rookie of the Year honors, adding to her list of hardware this season. Kennedy won the CSA Individual Championship with four-straight tournament victories to earn the Ramsay Cup, and was instrumental to Harvard's CSA Team Championship and Ancient Eight title with a 14-2 individual mark on the year. Harvard has now garnered consecutive Ivy Rookie of the Year honors, as Sobhy received the award a year ago.

Sobhy earned her second-straight All-Ivy selection with a 10-2 mark on the season, including 4-1 in Ivy action. The former Ivy League Player of the Year as well, Sobhy anchored the dominant Crimson squad, playing only in No. 1 action throughout the year. Her classmate, Kayley Leonard, also earned All-Ivy honors for the second-straight season. Leonard went 12-2 on the season, registering a perfect 5-0 mark in Ivy action.

Henley collected her first All-Ivy selection after going 13-1 in individual action, playing primarily at the No. 2-4 spots. Henley went unbeaten in all seven matches against Ivy League opponents.

Way earned his third-straight Coach of the Year selection after leading Harvard to its 17th national championship, as well as its second-straight conference title for the 21st Ivy League Championship in program history. He has now won five national championships in the last seven years.

PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Reeham Sedky, Penn

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
Gina Kennedy, Harvard

COACH OF THE YEAR
Mike Way, Harvard

FIRST TEAM ALL-IVY
* Tanvi Khanna, Columbia
* Sabrina Sobhy, Harvard
* Gina Kennedy, Harvard
Amelia Henley, Harvard
Kayley Leonard, Harvard
* Reeham Sedky, Penn
Melissa Alves, Penn
Marie Stephan, Penn
Olivia Fiechter, Princeton
Jenny Scherl, Yale
Lucy Beecroft, Yale

*Unanimous Selection