Hartford, Conn. - With the beginning of spring break just a few days away, this year's 23rd Bantams of the Week have been named, thanks to their strong performances on the the squash courts. Women's squash first-year Lakeesha Rarere (Gold Coast, Australia) and men's squash senior captain Affeeq Ismail (Kuching, Malaysia) have been named as the Bantams of the Week.
Each week, the Trinity athletics website will spotlight two outstanding student-athletes - one male, one female - as the Bantams of the Week. Student-athletes may be chosen based upon their efforts both on and off the field of competition from the previous week.
Rarere edged Madlen O'Connor, of Columbia, 11-8, 7-11, 6-11, 11-8, 11-3 in the finals of the Holleran East Bracket in the College Squash Association (CSA) National Singles Championships last weekend at Dartmouth College to capture the individual trophy. Rarere won, 3-2, and 3-1, in the first two rounds to reach the championship match. The first-year enjoyed a successfull rookie season for the Bantams, finishing with a 17-2 record in all matches.
Ismail defeated Ricardo Lopez, of Rochester, 12-10, 10-12, 11-3, 11-6 in the finals of the Molloy East Bracket in the College Squash Association (CSA) National Singles Championships last weekend at Dartmouth College to earn the individual title. Ismail wins a Molloy bracket tournament for the third year in a row and closes his outstanding Trinity career with a College-record 80 wins and just 12 losses.