Hartford, Conn. - Trinity College men's squash junior Kush Kumar (Dhampur, India) was named to the College Squash Association (CSA) All-American First Team and classmate Thoboki Mohohlo (Johannesburg, South Africa) earned CSA All-American Second Team honors to add to the Bantams' post-season accolades. Kumar, senior tri-captain Tom De Mulder (Ghent, Belgium) and sophomore Ziad Sakr (Tanta, Egypt) were also named to the 2019 All-New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) All-Conference First Team, while senior Nku Patrick (San Fernando, Trinidad) earned All-NESCAC Second Team honors. Led by Head Coach Paul Assaiante (25th season), Trinity finished with a 16-3 overall record, won its 13th NESCAC title in a row, and finished as the runner-up in the CSA National Team Championship (Potter Trophy) Tournament. Trinity defeated Columbia and Rochester, both by 5-4 scores, to reach its 21st national championship match in the last 22 seasons where it ultimately fell, 9-0, to Harvard.
De Mulder, the 2016 NESCAC Rookie of the Year, graces the All-NESCAC First Team for the first time in his career, after collecting all-league second team recognition in 2016 and 2018. He was 11-5 this winter at the No. 3 spot in the lineup this winter and went 2-1 in the Potter Trophy Tournament. De Mulder is a three-time NESCAC All-Academic honoree and a two-time CSA National Scholar Athlete. He closed his outstanding career with a record of 62-16. A graduate of Saint-Janscollege, De Mulder is majoring in economics at Trinity. He is the son of Patrick De Mulder and Lamul Salee.
Kumar repeats on the CSA All-American First Team and the All-NESCAC First Team after posting an 8-8 record at the top spot in the Trinity lineup. Kumar finished the season as the No. 8-ranked player in the nation. A graduate of the Seventh Day Adventist High School, Kumar is majoring in political science at Trinity. He is the son of Om Pragah Singh and and Kusum Devi.
Mohohlo, a CSA All-American First Team honoree as a rookie in 2016-17, was 10-4 this winter as Trinity's No. 2 player. The NESCAC Rookie of the Year two seasons ago and an All-NESCAC selection in 2016-17 and 2017-18, Mohohlo finished this season ranked No. 14 nationally among individuals. A graduate of Red Hill High School, Mohohlo is majoring in engineering at Trinity.
Sakr went 13-4 in the middle of the Bantam lineup this winter, and repeated as Trinity men's squash's representative on the NESCAC All-Sportsmanship Team. He was a CSA All-American Second Team selection as a rookie, after winning one of the four CSA National Singles Championship Molloy Division Tournament titles. A graduate of Cairo High School, Sakr is majoring in computer science at Trinity. He is the son of Mohamed and Rehab Sakr.
Patrick enjoyed a stellar senior season, earning his first All-NESCAC nod and solidifying the No. 9 spot on the Bantam ladder. Patrick led the Bantams in wins and winning percentage with a 17-1 mark this season, went 2-1 at the Potter Trophy Tournament, and closed his collegiate career with a 50-5 mark. A graduate of San Fernando High School, Patrick is majoring in mathematics at Trinity. He is the son of Raymond Patrick and Hyacinth Patterson-Patrick.