Harrow Sports College Squash Player of the Week (11/18/2012)

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Northampton, MA — For the week ending 11/18/2012, Andrea Tran (William Smith) and James Reiss (George Washington) have been named the women’s and men’s [hpow].

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.

This week, there were a number of tight matches, a number of upsets, and a number of nominations for [hpow]. Penn’s Nabilla Ariffin went 2-0 on the weekend, which included a victory over her sister Nessrine.  Conn College’s Clare Young earned victories against Drexel and Haverford. Bates’ Ahmed Abdel Khalek and Andy Cannon helped the Bobcats earn a 5-4 victory over Navy.

Andrea Tran (William Smith College): Tran, a sophomore at William Smith, went 3-0 on the weekend at the 2012 Bard Round Robin. She kept her record perfect on the year with victories over Rochester, St. Lawrence, and Vassar. The Herons went 2-1 on the weekend. In the close 4-5 loss to St. Lawrence, Tran played at the #2 position and faced Frances Robinson. Tran captured the match in five games (3-11, 14-12, 3-11, 9-11, and 11-9).

James Reiss (George Washington University): Reiss, a first-year student, helped George Washington record its biggest win to date in program history. Over the weekend, the 16th-ranked Colonials hosted 15th-ranked Bates and 9th-ranked Penn. In GW’s 4-5 loss to Bates, Reiss defeated Walter Cabot in four games (11-6, 8-11, 11-4, and 11-7). With the match against Penn tied 4-4, the match at the #4 position featured Reiss and John Dudzik. Reiss won a marathon five-game match (11-5, 11-7, 5-11, 6-11, and 11-9), giving GW the victory.