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Three Men’s Squash Players Earn All-Ivy Nods, Way Named Coach of the Year

Three Men’s Squash Players Earn All-Ivy Nods, Way Named Coach of the Year

 Smith a unanimous choice for All-Ivy. (Zack Williamson)

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Ivy League announced its All-Conference team Thursday afternoon, with three Crimson players making the list. Mike Way, the Gregory Lee '87 and Russell Ball '88 Endowed Coach for Squash at Harvard University was named the Ivy League Coach of the Year after leading the team to its 40th Ivy League Championship in team history.

Freshman Bradley Smith leads the list as the Crimson's only unanimous All-Ivy selection. Smith finished his freshman campaign 11-3 and a perfect 7-0 in Ivy play. Murray registered a 3-0 sweep over Columbia's Mohamed Abdel Maksoud, helping Harvard take third at the 2015 CSA Team National Championship.

Sophomore Dylan Murray has been named to the to the All-Ivy team for the second-consecutive season, after being named the Ivy League Rookie of the Year in 2014. Murray finished with a 6-8 overall record. He went 5-2 at the No. 2 position in Ivy play, helping the Crimson finish undefeated against Ancient Eight opponents.

Freshman Madhav Dhingra competed exclusively at the No. 1 position in all 14 games for the Crimson. Against some of the toughest opposition in the nation, Dhingra compiled a 4-10 mark in his inaugural campaign. He notched two Ivy League victories, including a 3-0 sweep over Brown's Charlie Blasberg, helping the Crimson clinch the 2015 Ancient Eight title.

Way earns the Coach of the Year nod after the men's team won its 40th Ivy League title and the women's team took home its third national championship in four years. Since taking over the Harvard program, Way has complied a combined record of 140-22 with a 59-9 mark in the Ivy League. In his five seasons with the Crimson, he has coached three women's teams to national championships, a men's team to a national championship and two players that would win a combined seven individual national championships.

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