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Laila Samy Repeats, Named NESCAC Women's Squash Player of the Year

Photo by Jonas Powell '18
Photo by Jonas Powell '18

HADLEY, Mass. – For the second consecutive season, senior Laila Samy of the Wesleyan women's squash team has been named the NESCAC Player of the Year as voted on by the conference coaches and announced Thursday by the league office. She also earned her fourth All-NESCAC First Team honor.

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"I am thrilled for Laila to receive All-NESCAC First Team honors for the past four years and to have received NESCAC Player of the Year for the second time," said head coach Shona Kerr. "This is such an honor for Laila and a fitting recognition of both her talent and daily hard work." 

Samy, a recent winner of the prestigious Richey Award presented by the College Squash Association (CSA), is enjoying yet another stellar campaign donning the Wesleyan uniform. She finished the dual-match season with an incredible 24-0 record and has her eyes set on the CSA Individual Championships which begin Friday, March 2 and are hosted by George Washington University.

In addition to her two NESCAC Player of the Year honors, the senior from Cairo, Egypt was also named the 2015 Rookie of the Year and is currently a three-time First Team All-American.

Samy remains the first player ever from another school other than Trinity College to be recognized as the Player of the Year in women's squash. Last week, she concluded her regular season dual-match schedule with an incredible 83-1 career record.