HADLEY, Mass. – Sophomore Laila Samy of the 26th-ranked Wesleyan University women's squash team has been named to the 2016 All-NESCAC First Team, as selected by the conference coaches and announced Thursday by the league office.
Samy – the 2015 NESCAC Rookie of the Year – shined in her second season with the Cardinals en route to her second consecutive first team honor. She has also solidified herself as one of the top players in the country after posting back-to-back stellar seasons.
The Cairo, Egypt native, who ranked No. 9 in the country following the conclusion of her freshman campaign, currently sits at No. 4 in the latest College Squash Association (CSA) women's rankings. With a perfect 17-0 record from the No. 1 position, Samy has cruised past her competition all season, and swept all but one match this year.
The sophomore helped guide Wesleyan to its third Epps Cup (D Division) title in program history as the Cardinals defeated No. 31 Vassar College (9-0), No. 27 William Smith College (5-4) and No. 25 Dickinson College (6-3) to claim the crown.
Wesleyan finished the season with a 9-12 overall dual-match record and await the CSA Individual Championship selections. The tournament will be held March 4-6 in Stamford, Conn. at Chelsea Piers.
February 25, 2016 Samy Named First Team All-NESCAC Selection
February 21, 2016 Women's Squash Wins Epps Cup, Defeat No. 25 Dickinson, 6-3
February 19, 2016 No. 26 Wesleyan Sweeps No. 31 Vassar, 9-0
February 18, 2016 Wesleyan Squash Prepares for CSA National Team Championships
February 13, 2016 Women’s Squash Sweeps Vassar, Falls Short to Tufts
February 6, 2016 Women’s Squash Splits Pair of Matches at NESCAC Championship
February 5, 2016 Women’s Squash Falls to Colby College in First Round Action, 8-1
February 3, 2016 Women’s Squash Prepares for 2016 NESCAC Championship
January 31, 2016 Wesleyan Drops Pair of Matches to No. 11 Williams and No. 16 Amherst
January 30, 2016 No. 23 Women's Squash Losses to No. 9 Drexel, 8-1
January 23, 2016 No. 23 Women's Squash Falls to No. 19 Hamilton, 8-1
January 22, 2016 No. 23 Wesleyan Falls to No. 17 Bowdoin, 6-3
January 17, 2016 No. 20 Wesleyan Falls to No. 10 George Washington, 8-1
January 15, 2016 No. 20 Women's Squash Splits Pair of Matches