Sobhy, Mendez Named CSA First Team All-Americans

Sobhy and Mendez helped Harvard finish 14-1 (photo courtsey: Harvard Athletic Communications). 

NORTHAMPTON, Mass. – Harvard juniors Amanda Sobhy and Haley Mendez were named First Team CSA All-Americans, the College Squash Association announced. Sobhy garners her third consecutive First Team honors, while Mendez takes home All-America accolades for the third time, after being named to the First Team as a sophomore and Second Team as a rookie.

The two teams are selected by the CSA executive committee with 10 first and second team honorees. To be eligible for the award, players must compete in a minimum of 50 percent of their school's matches and also participate in the CSA Individual Championships.

Sobhy posted, 3-0, wins in each of her 17 matches to remain unbeaten in her college career. The Sea Cliff, N.Y., native went 7-0 in the Ivy League to help Harvard claim the Ivy League title. The junior went on to win the Ramsay Cup, the individual national title for the third straight year becoming the first person in Harvard squash history to do so.

Mendez finished the year with a 12-3 record, including a 9-2 mark at the second position on the ladder. The junior went 7-0 in Ivy League play to help her team clinch the Ancient Eight crown. The Brooklyn, N.Y., native reached the quarterfinals of the CSA Individual Championship where she fell to Sobhy.

The pair helped guide the Crimson to a 14-1 overall record and the program's 19th Ivy League title. Harvard also reached the finals of the CSA Team Championships before falling just short against Trinity, 5-4.