A [hpow] should have a significant impact on his or her team’s performance during the prior week and demonstrate sportsmanship. Coaches and Sports Information Directors may nominate players by contacting Michael T. Bello. Nominations are due each Monday by 6 PM ET.
With the National Team Championships fast approaching and teams jockeying for position in the rankings, a number of players turned in key performances to help their teams. Special mention goes to Emaline Surgenor of Wellesley. The captain regrouped after losing her first game to Boston College’s Julia Nary and went on to win a close match in four. Surgenor’s win helped cinch a 5-4 critical win for the Blue coming into the Women’s National Team Championships this weekend. Georgetown sophomore Carolyn Meister also deserves special recognition for the leadership role she has played throughout the season. Since Georgetown does not have a coach, Meister’s contributions on and off the court have made a huge impact on the Hoyas.
Caroline Reigeluth (Yale University): Reigeluth won the deciding match against Harvard to secure a 5-4 win and with it an undefeated season and the 2011 Ivy League title for Yale. With the teams tied 4-4, the match came down to the number 7 match between Reigeluth and Harvard’s Sarah Mumanachit at number 7. After losing the first game 11-6, Reigeluth won the next two 11-7, 11-6. Before a huge Harvard crowd, Reigeluth established an early lead in the fifth game after losing the fourth and defeated Mumanachit 3-2.
David Letourneau (Princeton University): Letourneau preserved his undefeated senior season with victories against two tough competitors this weekend. On Saturday, Letourneau defeated Rochester’s Will Newnham in three. The next day he faced Trinity’s Parth Sharma, who is ranked second in the national individual rankings. After losing the first game 10-12, Letourneau came back to win the match in four.