Hartford, Conn., Aug. 11, 2010 – Four Trinity College men’s squash players were selected to the 2010 New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) All-Academic Teams. Senior captain Baset Chaudhry (Lahore, Pakistan) and juniors Chris Binnie (Kingston, Jamaica), George DiSesa (Wynnewood, Pa.) and Daniel Echavarria (Bogota, Colombia) were each selected to the NESCAC All-Academic Team. Each student-athlete selected to the NESCAC All-Academic Team must be a starter or a key reserve for a varsity team and maintain at least a 3.35 grade-point average.
Trinity finished the 2009-10 men’s season with its 12th straight perfect record at 22-0 and captured its fourth consecutive NESCAC Championship title, its 13th straight Intercollegiate Squash Association (ISA) Dual Match title, and its 12th consecutive College Squash Association (CSA) National Team Championship crown. The Bantams, coached by Paul Assaiante (16th Season), extended the longest known winning streak in the history of intercollegiate varsity sports to 224 triumphs in a row.
Chaudhry, a First Team All-American in his first three seasons, a three-time, All-NESCAC First Teamer, and the 2008 and 2009 NESCAC Player of the Year, earned the best record on the squad in 2009-10 at 16-0 (T3rd on team in wins) including a 3-0 mark in the CSA National Championship Tournament at the top spot in the Bantam lineup. Chaudhry stood at No. 1 among individuals in the final 2010 CSA National Rankings. He finished his fine career with a 58-2 record, including CSA National Singles Championship titles in 2008 and 2009, ranked him No. 7 all-time at the College in wins and No. 9 all-time in winning percentage. An alum of Garrison High School and a 2010 NESCAC All-Academic honoree, Chaudhry graduated from Trinity in May with a degree in economics. He is the son of Rubina Ashfaq and Ashfaq Chaudhry.
Binnie was 14-3 this winter, most often playing at the No. 7 spot in the lineup. He is also a goalkeeper for the Bantam soccer team. An alum of Campion College and an Under-19 National Champion in his native Jamaica, he is the son of Gill and Ray Binnie.
DiSesa was 5-0 this season and is an alum of the Lawrenceville School in New Jersey. He is the son of Patricia and Verdi DiSesa. Echavarria, who posted the second-best record on the team this season at 10-0, is an alum of the Colegio Andinu.