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Trinity Men's Squash Players Receive Awards For Academics And Sportsmanship

Trinity Men's Squash Players Receive Awards For Academics And Sportsmanship

Hartford, Conn. - Trinity College men's squash junior Andrew Lee (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) was selected the college's 2019 junior male athlete of the year (Bob Harron Award, while both Lee and senior tri-captain Tom De Mulder (Gent, Belgium) received a 2019 College Squash Association (CSA) Scholar Athlete Award.  The pair also joined Bantam junior Patrick O'Sullivan (Glasgow, Scotland) on the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Winter All-Academic Team, while first-year Ziad Sakr (Cairo, Egypt) repeated as Trinity men's squash's representative on the 2019 NESCAC Winter All-Sportsmanship Team. Led by Head Coach Paul Assaiante (25th season), Trinity finished with a 16-3 overall record, won its 13th consecutive NESCAC Championship title, and reached the CSA National Team Championship (Potter Trophy) Finals for the 22nd time in the last 23 seasons. The Bantams edged Columbia and Rochester, both by 5-4 scores, in the first two rounds of the Potter Trophy Tournament at Yale, before falling to Harvard, 9-0, in the finals.

The CSA Scholar-Athlete Award is granted to juniors and seniors who have played with their team for their entire college career, participated in the majority of the team's matches, and received a high academic standing at their institution. Trinity placed 43 student-athletes on the NESCAC Winter All-Academic Team. To be honored, an individual must have reached sophomore academic standing and be in good standing on their team with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.50. The NESCAC All-Sportsmanship Team recognizes student-athletes from each conference varsity sport who have exhibited respect for themselves, teammates, coaches, opponents, and spectators. They display sportsmanship not only as a participant in their sport but also as a spectator and in their everyday lives. Through their positive actions and example, these student-athletes inspire others to adhere to the quality of sportsmanship that the NESCAC and the NCAA endorse.

Lee, who repeats on the NESCAC All-Academic Team, posted a 13-5 record this winter in his third year as a starter in the Bantam lineup. He went 2-1 in the CSA National Championship Tournament to help Trinity reach the Potter Trophy Finals. A graduate of SMK Kiaramas High School, Lee is majoring in economics at Trinity. He is the son of Lee Choon Hwee and Chin Lee Kim.

De Mulder, a three-time NESCAC All-Academic selection, posted an 11-5 record in the top third of the Trinity lineup this winter and earned All-NESCAC First Team honors. He went 2-1 in the CSA National Championship Tournament to help Trinity reach the Potter Trophy Finals. A 2018 All-NESCAC Second Teamer and the NESCAC Rookie of the Year in 2015, De Mulder finished his outstanding career with a 62-16 mark as a four-year starter. A graduate of Saint-Janscollege, De Mulder is an economics and mathematics major at Trinity. He is the son of Patrick De Mulder and Lamul Salee.

O'Sullivan , who repeats on the NESCAC All-Academic Team, was 4-0 this winter for the Bantams. A graduate of St. Ninian's High School, O'Sullivan is majoring in economics and mathematics at Trinity.

Sakr posted a 13-4 record this win, and earned a spot on the All-NESCAC First Team, after capturing CSA All-American Second Team honors a year ago thanks to his CSA National Singles Championship "B" Division (Molloy Trophy) Tournament title. He went 2-1 in the CSA National Championship Tournament to help Trinity reach the Potter Trophy Finals. A graduate of Cairo High School, Sakr is majoring in computer science at Trinity. He is the son of Mohamed and Rehab Sakr.

Bob Harron Award information

CSA Scholar Athlete Award information

NESCAC All-Academic information

NESCAC All-Sportsmanship information