Men's Squash All-Ivy -- 2011
PRINCETON, N.J. -- After posting a perfect 6-0
regular season mark in Ivy play at the No. 1 position for the
Princeton Tigers and then winning each of his five Pool Division
matches in straight sets en route to claiming the 2011 College
Squash Association’s Individual national title, it comes as
no surprise that Todd Harrity (Philadelphia, Pa.)
was the Ivy League head men’s squash coaches’ unanimous
selection as the 2011 Player of the Year.
Harrity, who went unbeaten on the year in all his matches for Princeton, became the first American ever to win a collegiate softball championship. The sophomore earned Ivy League Rookie of the Year honors last season and has a career regular season Ivy record of 11-1 in two seasons of play. He is the Princeton men’s first Ivy League Player of the year since Mauricio Sanchez earned the last of his three consecutive Player of the Year honors in 2009. Overall, Harrity becomes the sixth Tiger to earn the honor and those six student-athletes have combined to take home the award 13 times since 1984.
In the championship match, Harrity faced Cornell’s Nick Sachvie (St. Catherines, Ontario), who gave Harrity one of his toughest games of the season when the two players met in regular season Ivy action on Nov. 21, with Harrity ultimately prevailing 3-1. Sachvie, who went 5-1 at the No. 1 position for the Big Red in Ivy League play, was unanimously selectedthe 2011 Ivy League Men’s Squash Rookie of the Year.
Sachvie won four games at the College Squash Association’s Individual National Championships before falling to Harrity in the final, 11-6, 11-6, 11-8. During the regular season, Sachvie won three of his six Ivy matches in straight sets.
Also unanimous selections to the All-Ivy team, Harrity and Sachvie are joined by three more unanimous selections to the 2011 team including Harvard’s Gary Power (East Lyme, Conn.), Princeton’s David Letourneau (Calgary, Alberta) and Yale’s Richard Dodd (Benoni, South Africa).
Power, a freshman, went 4-2 in regular season Ivy play at the No. 1 position for the Crimson. Letourneau, a senior, went unbeaten in Ivy play at the No. 2 position for the Tigers, finishing with a 6-0 mark in regular season Ivy action. The 2008 Ivy League Rookie of the Year, Letourneau earned All-Ivy honors as a freshman and sophomore as well. Dodd, a sophomore, earned his first All-Ivy honor.
Rounding out the 2011 All-Ivy men’s squash team are Cornell’s Alex Domenick (Philadelphia, Pa.) and Thomas Spettigue (Richmond Hill, Ont.), Dartmouth’s Chris Hanson (Greenwich, Conn.) and Yale’s Kenneth Chan (Singapore). Domenick, and Spettigue, both juniors with the Big Red, earned their first career All-Ivy honors, while Hanson and Chan, both sophomores, each earned their second consecutive All-Ivy honors.
Player of the Year — Todd Harrity, Princeton (So., Philadelphia, Pa.)
Rookie of the Year — Nick Sachvie, Cornell (So., St. Catherines, Ontario)
2011 Men’s Squash All-Ivy
Kenneth Chan, Yale (So., Singapore)
Richard Dodd, Yale (So., Benoni, South Africa)*
Alex Domenick, Cornell (Jr., Philadelphia, Pa.)
Chris Hanson, Dartmouth (So., Greenwich, Conn.)
Todd Harrity, Princeton (So., Philadelphia, Pa.)*
David Letourneau, Princeton (Sr., Calgary, Alberta)*
Gary Power, Harvard (Fr., East Lyme, Conn.)*
Nick Sachvie, Cornell (So., St. Catherines, Ontario)*
Thomas Spettigue, Cornell (Jr., Richmond Hill, Ontario)
* - Indicates unanimous selection