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Three Cardinals Qualify for CSA Individual Championships

Three Cardinals Qualify for CSA Individual Championships

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – Seniors Chris Hart and David Sneed of the 26th-ranked Wesleyan University men's squash team, and junior Laila Samy of the 24th-ranked women's team, will compete in the 2017 College Squash Association (CSA) National Individual Championships this weekend. The three-day tournament begins Friday, March 3 and ends Sunday, March 5. Dartmouth College will serve as this year's host.


Chris Hart
Link: Molloy North Draw

Hart and Sneed will represent the men's team after guiding the Cardinals to a Conroy Cup title at the national team championships. Hart, with a 13-7 overall record from the No. 1 position, earned a spot in the Molloy Cup (Men's B Draw) and will compete in the North bracket. A Second Team All-NESCAC selection, Hart is paired up against Gabriel Bassil in the Round of 16. The match is scheduled for 12:45 p.m. on Friday.

David Sneed
Link: Molloy East Draw

Seed concluded an impressive senior season in team competition with an incredible 17-3 overall record, all from the No. 2 position. He earned a spot in the Molly Cup as well, and will compete in the East bracket. Sneed will go up against Jamie Ruggiero in the Round of 16.

Laila Samy
Link: Ramsay Cup Draw

Samy, the 2017 NESCAC Player of the Year and a 2016 All-America selection, eyes a national title after an impressive performance in the tournament a year ago. The Cairo, Egypt native has excelled throughout her career, and is 21-1 overall from the No. 1 position this season to earn a spot in the Ramsay Cup (Women's A Draw). Last year, she reached the semifinals en route to First Team All-America laurels. She will face Olivia Fiechter of Princeton in the Round of 16 on Friday at 4 p.m.