Farag and McLaughlin Named CSA All-Americans

Farag and McLaughlin Named CSA All-Americans

Brandon McLaughlin earned second-team CSA All-America honors for the second straight year. 

NORTHAMPTON, Mass. – Harvard juniors Ali Farag and Brandon McLaughlin were both named College Squash Association All-Americans, the CSA announced Friday.

Farag, who was also named the Ivy League Co-Player of the Year, garnered first team honors, while McLaughlin was named to the second team for the second consecutive season. 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.

The Cairo, Egypt native, Farag, went 16-2 this past season, including a perfect 7-0 mark during Ivy League matches. He was recently named to the Academic All-Ivy team for the second straight year after reaching the semifinals of the CSA Individual National Championships before falling to eventual champion Amr Khaled Khalifa, 3-2.

McLaughlin finished the year with a 14-5 record, including an 11-3 mark at the second position on the ladder. The junior went 6-1 in Ivy League play to earn all-conference honors, as well, and he reached the second round of the CSA Individual Championships.

The pair helped guide the Crimson to a 17-3 overall record and a share of the Ivy League title, the program's first since 2006. Harvard also reached the finals of the CSA Team Championship before falling just short against Trinity, 6-3.