El Defrawy of Trinity Earns Both Player and Rookie of
HADLEY, Mass. - Trinity first year Kanzy El Defrawy has been selected by the conference coaches as the 2013 NESCAC Player of the Year. Playing at the top of the Bantams’ ladder all season, El Defrawy has a 14-3 record as she helped her squad win the NESCAC Women’s Squash Championship this past February.
El Defrawy, who also earned NESCAC Rookie of the Year honors, was one of three Trinity players chosen as a part of the 10-member All-NESCAC First Team. Joining El Defrawy from the Bantams were juniors Wee Nee Low and Catalina Pelaez. With a 12-4 record, Low is making her first career appearance on the First Team after being selected to the Second Team in 2011. Like El Defrawy, Pelaez was selected as both Rookie and Player of the Year in 2011. A two-time First Team selection, Pelaez was also the Player of the Year in 2012.
Seniors Cheri-Ann Parris of Bates and Kate Pistel of Colby have accomplished the feat of being selected to the First Team in each of their four seasons. Parris sports a 13-6 record for the Bobcats, while Pistel was 15-9 in the top spot for the Mules.
Bates sophomore Nessrine Ariffin makes her second straight appearance on the First Team, after collecting Rookie of the Year honors last season. Wesleyan junior Mary Foster and Williams senior Alli Rubin also earn their second straight First Team honor. Foster and Rubin were both on the Second Team in 2011. Foster is 6-8 on the year for the Cardinals, while Rubin has a 9-12 mark for the Ephs.
Rounding out the First Team are Middlebury sophomore Charlotte Dewey and Williams senior Laura Henry. Dewey and Henry were both elevated from the the 2012 Second Team. Dewey is 11-4 for the Panthers, while Henry has posted a 10-11 mark for the Ephs.
Wendy Bartlett of Trinity was chosen by her peers as NESCAC Coach of the Year after guiding the Bantams to their seventh straight NESCAC title. This is the first Coach of the Year honor for Bartlett, who is in her 29th season at Trinity.
Women's Squash All-Conference Teams