HADLEY, Mass. – Junior Laila Samy of the 24th-ranked Wesleyan University women's squash team was named the 2017 NESCAC Women's Squash Player of the Year, as selected by the conference coaches.
Samy, who is 18-1 at the No. 1 position this season, is the first Cardinal to earn the award and is also the first player ever from another school other than Trinity College to be recognized as Player of the Year in women's squash.
The Cairo, Egypt native was also named a First Team selection for the third straight season, and was named the 2015 NESCAC Rookie of the Year as a freshman.
Samy has excelled throughout her career as a Cardinal, and after a 2015-16 season that featured a semifinal finish at the CSA Individual Championships, she's followed up with an incredible junior campaign thus far while winning matches decisively.
Wesleyan returns to the courts this weekend for the three-day CSA National Team Championships. The Cardinals will compete in the Walker Cup (C Division) at Princeton beginning Friday, Feb. 24 at Princeton University.