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Haley Mendez
Haley Mendez
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Brooklyn, N.Y.
High School: Packer Collegiate Institute
Major: Human Evolutionary Biology
House Affiliation: Lowell

2012-13 (Sophomore): 
Garned first team All-America and All-Ivy accolades ... Went 15-3 as a sophomore playing primarily out of the No. 3 position to rank 10th in the CSA individual rankings ... Swept Dartmouth's Nina Scott, 11-8, 11-8, 11-7, in Ivy Opener against Dartmouth at the No. 2 position Nov. 28 ... Edged two-time first team All-American Rachael Goh, 7-11, 12-10, 2-11, 11-4, 11-4 ... Swept Reyna Pacheco of Columbia, 11-4, 11-7, 11-2, Feb. 2 ... Defeated second team All-American Jamie Laird in four games, 11-6, 12-10, 7-11, 11-4, Feb. 3 ... Edged Trinity's Wee Nee Low, 9-11, 11-7, 11-7, 6-11, 11-3, Feb. 6 ... Triumphed against Stanford's Maddy Gill, 11-6, 6-11, 11-7, 11-4, in the CSA Howe Cup Quarterfinals Feb. 15 .... Outlasted Rachel Goh in five games for this second time in 2013 in the CSA Howe Cup Semifinals, 11-9, 11-9, 6-11, 9-11, 11-8 Feb. 16 ... Earned a pivotal win at No. 3 against Wee Nee Low, 11-4, 11-8, 6-11, 11-8, in the CSA Howe Cup Finals against Trinity to help the Crimson win the 14th national title in program history Feb. 17 ... Reached the second round consolation final at the CSA individual national championships March 1-3 ... Named the Harrow Sports Howe Cup Player of the Tournament for her three wins at the CSA Team Championships March 13. 

2011-12 (Freshman):
Voted Co-Most Valuable Player of national championship team ... 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 consol finals 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.