Northampton, MA — For the week ending 11/12/2012, Celia Dyer (Virginia) and Janvier Chalopin (Johns Hopkins) have been named the women’s and men’s [hpow]. For the first [hpow] of the season, any 2012 match was eligible for nomination.
A Harrow Sports College Squash Player of the Week 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. Nominations are due each Monday by 6 PM ET.
Celia Dyer (University of Virginia): Dyer has opened the season with a 4-0 mark. She earned victories at the #2 position against Bucknell, Johns Hopkins, Georgetown, and UNC. This string of victories included a five-game match against Johns Hopkins’ Alexandra Guttentag (5-11, 11-6, 8-11, 11-4, and 11-9). Dating to last season, Dyer has won 10 out of 10 matches.
Janvier Chalopin (Johns Hopkins University): Johns Hopkins earned their biggest victory to date last week. The Blue Jays upset Hobart, ranked 25th in the preseason rankings, 6-3. In the match at the #2 position, Chalopin was down 3-8 in the fifth game against Hobart’s William Boyle. He came back to tie the game and ultimately won the game, 14-12, to capture the individual match. Chalopin’s victory sealed the team match for Johns Hopkins.