NEW YORK— Columbia Women’s Squash welcomes their biggest incoming class in program history for the 2017-18 season.
“Our women's incoming class is not only a big group but also a very talented one. Kenneth W. Torrey Head Coach of Squash Jacques Swanepoel said. “A number of these incoming players will have an immediate impact on court. I'm really looking forward to working with, what I believe, is the strongest women's squash team that we've had."
Chen is a 2017 graduate of Wellesley High School in Wellesley, Massachussetts. She received the 2016 Massachusetts Squash Sportsmanship award and is ranked 32nd on the US Squash U-19 rankings.
Kendall comes to Columbia from Ontario where she has had a lot of experience playing in national Canada events. She won the World’s Trials in Canada this year. Kendall also won the 2014 U15 and 2015 U17 Canadian Girls National Championships.
She is a versatile athlete, competing in squash, badminton, flag football and golf while in high school. Kendall is ranked 6th on Canada’s National Junior Girls rankings.
Masch is a 4-year US Squash scholar athlete and was team captain of the Pingry School girls squash team during her senior season. In 2017, her team was the runner up at Division II High School Girls Nationals.
She is ranked 28th on the US Squash U-19 rankings. Julia joins her sister Diana (junior) on the Columbia squash team.
Mohamed arrives at Columbia from Alexandria, Egypt where she has dominated the squash scene. She is a 7-time Egyptian National Champion and 5-time British Open Champion. She was the youngest ever winner of the PSA title, and won four titles before the age of 16.
Squash runs in the Mohamed family, as Habiba’s sister, Farida, is a top professional squash player in Egypt.
Pincus is staying close to home to play squash for Columbia. The Brooklyn Native played on the co-ed varsity squash team at Packer Collegiate School all four years of high school and was team captain her senior year. The squad placed 9th in team competition at 2017 Div I Nationals.
Squash also runs in her family, as Jane’s brother David plays squash at Williams College. Pincus is ranked 12th on the US Squash U-19 rankings.
Soper is coming off a successful senior campaign at Choate Rosemary Hall where her squash team won the 2017 Division II National Championship. Individually, Soper finished in 4th place at Girls Squash New England Division I Nationals and received the sportsmanship award.
Caroline is following in the footsteps of her older brother, Richard Soper, who graduated from Columbia in May and also played squash.
Sreedhar is a 2017 graduate of the Baldwin School and joins fellow Baldwin School alum Olivia Horwitz on the Columbia women’s squash team.
The Pennsylvania native was varsity captain of her team senior year when her team took 2nd place at Division I Nationals.
Sreedhar is a 4-year US Squash scholar athlete and is ranked 42nd on the US Squash U-19 rankings.