Harvard Women's Squash Adds Two Freshmen
Squash courts at the Murr Center (Harvard Athletic Communications)
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard women's squash team has added two student-athletes from the Class of 2018 to the program, The Gregory Lee '87 and Russell Ball '88 Endowed Coach for Squash at Harvard University Mike Way announced. Alyssa Mehta and Sue Ann Young will join the Crimson for the 2014-15 campaign.
Mehta and Young will be joining a strong Crimson team that finished the 2013-14 season 14-1 overall and 7-0 in the Ivy League. Harvard captured its 19th Ancient Eight and finishin second in the Howe Cup. The Crimson also bolstered two CSA first team All-Americans, two All-Ivy selections, including Ivy League Player of the Year Amanda Sobhy, who returns for her senior year.
Meet the Class of 2018
Alyssa Mehta | Toronto, Ontario, Canada | Branksome Hall
Played for the National Squash Academy of Canada… Ranked as the No. 1 U-19 Canadian Junior Girl and No. 7 in the Canadian Women's Squash rankings… Played for the Canadian Junior National Team in 2011 and 2013… Was a Canadian Junior Closed National Champion from 2008-2013… Was a Canadian Junior Open Champion in 2010 and 2013… Between 2008 and 2013 she finished no lower than fifth place at the US Junior Open Championship, appearing as a finalist in 2009… Finished with High Honors in all four years of high school at Branksome Hall… Won multiple outstanding achievement awards in academics from 2011-2013… Received the 2014 Nicolas Fodor Extended Essay Award… Outside of the classroom she was an executive member of the school newspaper, participated in the Best Buddies program and was the head of the World Affairs Conference for 2013… Her cousin, Zeenia Framroze, attends Harvard Herjd and plans to graduate in 2015… Her sister, Sophie Mehta, is also an accomplished squash player in Canada, ranked as the No. 2 U-19 Girl and a member of the 2013 Junior National team.
Sue Ann Young | Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Perekutuan, Malaysia | The Taft School
After playing one year of varsity squash at the Catholic High School of Kuala Lumpur she moved to Connecticut to attend the Taft School for the rest of her high school career… Named the 2007 Selangor State Sports Council Most Promising Sportswoman… Was tabbed team captain all four years of high school… At Taft she was named a Founders League Squash All Star in 2012, 2013 and 2014… Earned State MVP honors in 2012… A Malaysian National Junior Champion at the under 13, 15, 17 and 19 levels… Australian Junior Open Champion at the under 13 and 15 levels… Won an U-17 US Junior Open Champion and an U-19 Dutch Junior Open Champion… A finalist with the U-19 Asian Junior team… A New England division one champion in 2012… Was an honor roll student all three years at the Taft School… Her brother, Wei Keen Young was a squash stand out at the University of Melbourne.