In an effort to recognize the on-court performance of our players, one women’s player and one men’s player will be highlighted for their accomplishments during each month of the season. CSA congratulates our January Players of the Month: Tate Harms (Harvard) and Hannah Chukwu (Trinity).
CSA Men’s Player of the Month – January
Tate Harms, Harvard University
Tate Harms, a sophomore from Wollerau, Switzerland, helped secure the Ivy League title for Harvard in January. In a close match up between the top teams in men’s college squash, Harvard and Penn were tied up at 4-4. While Harms, Harvard’s #4 player, dropped the first two games in the deciding match, he fought off multiple match balls to capture a riveting third game. Harms then battled back from 8-5 down in the fifth to win it 11-9 and clinch the 5-4 victory for his team. This match not only determined the CSA Men’s No. 1 ranking but also the Ivy League title. Harms accomplished this massive match, along with an overall 5-1 record in January, while maintaining exemplary sportsmanship and leadership.
CSA Women’s Player of the Month – January
Hannah Chukwu, Trinity College
Hannah Chukwu, a first-year from Tatabanya, Hungary, had several clutch wins in CSA January matches that secured Trinity’s No. 1 ranking. Most notably, Chukwu’s wins against Harvard, Drexel, and Princeton showed her true strength and determination. She took down top women players in the CSA playing at the #3 and #4 position, moving up in the ladder multiple times in place of injured teammates. Chukwu remained undefeated in all of January play with additional wins against Tufts, Dartmouth, Cornell, Columbia and Penn, leaving her 8-0 for the month.