Cambridge, MA — Princeton University won the 2017 Sloane Award for Team Sportsmanship.
Since 1981, the Men’s College Squash Association has given an award to recognize the team that best exemplifies the ideals of sportsmanship throughout the season. The award was renamed in honor of former Williams and Haverford coach Sean Sloane in 2005; Sloane’s squad at Williams won the first team sportsmanship award in 1981.
The Tigers were recognized by their peers for their outstanding sportsmanship. Each year, coaches discuss with their teams which team they feel is deserving of this award. Coaches then vote on the award at the National Team Championships, with each team getting one vote. This year, the awards were presented on the final day of the Men’s National Team Championships, which were hosted by Harvard University.
Despite numerous injuries, Princeton went 6-10 on the season. At the 2017 Men’s National Team Championships, the Tigers defeated Bates and Cornell to reach the 2017 Hoehn Cup final.
Princeton is led by head coach Sean Wilkinson and assistant coaches Neil Pomphrey and Tyler Osborne. Benjamin Leizman and Abhimanyu Shah were the 2016-2017 captains.
This is the fourth time Princeton has won the Sloane Award.