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Sabrina Sobhy Named Women’s Squash Ivy League Player of the Year, Way Named Ivy Coach of the Year

Sabrina Sobhy Named Women’s Squash Ivy League Player of the Year, Way Named Ivy Coach of the Year

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Harvard women's squash captured Ivy League Player-of-the-Year and Coach-of-the-Year honors, while leading the league in first-team All-Ivy selections with four, with three coming by unanimous decision, the league announced today. 

Senior Sabrina Sobhy's selection marks the 15th  time a Harvard women's squash athlete has been named an Ivy League Player of the Year. It marks the second time she has earned the league's top individual honor after winning the award in 2015-16. The senior dominated the season as the team's No. 1 with a 10-0 record. Sobhy also earned unanimous first-team All-Ivy recognition.

For Gregory Lee '87 and Russell Ball '88 Endowed Coach for Harvard University Mike Way, this is his fifth-consecutive coach of the year award in nine seasons with the team. Way has coached the women's team to 62-consecutive wins, dating back to the 2014-15 season. The team earned its sixth Ivy League championship under Way's regime on Feb. 8 when it swept Yale, 9-0.

Joining Sobhy on the all-Ivy first team were unanimous choices juniors Gina Kennedy and Amelia Henley, as well as senior Kayley Leonard. The quartet played at the top four positions for Harvard, going a combined 40-0 on the season.  

Harvard will begin playoff action Friday, Feb. 22, when its hunt for the program's 19thHowe Cup commences. Tournament draws have yet to be announced. 


PLAYER OF THE YEAR

* Sabrina Sobhy, Harvard (Sr. – Sea Cliff, N.Y.) 

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

Hiu Lam Lui, Princeton (Fr. – Hong Kong) 

COACH OF THE YEAR

Mike Way, Harvard

FIRST TEAM ALL-IVY^ 

* Maddie O'Connor, Columbia (Sr. – Toronto, Ontario, Canada)

* Sabrina Sobhy, Harvard (Sr. – Sea Cliff, N.Y.) 

* Gina Kennedy, Harvard (Jr. – Beckenham, United Kingdom) 

* Amelia Henley, Harvard (Jr. – Kent, United Kingdom)  

Kayley Leonard, Harvard (Sr. – Harrison, N.Y.) 

* Reeham Sedky Salah, Penn (Sr. – Sammamish, Wash.) 

Jessica Davis, Penn (Jr. – Manchester, England) 

Hiu Lam Lui, Princeton (Fr. – Hong Kong) 

Raneem El Torky, Princeton (So. – Alexandria, Egypt)

* Lucy Beecroft, Yale (Jr. – Newcastle, England)

Helen Teegan, Yale (So. – Seattle, Wash.) 

^ First Team Expanded Due to Tie in Voting

* Unanimous Selection

 

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