John Steele '14 Named 1st-Team All-NESCAC a Third Time, Guy Davidson '16 is 2nd Team as Men's Squash Downs Drexel at Nationals
John Steele '14 (main photo), who has played number one since he arrived on campus, was named first-team all-NESCAC for a third consecutive season on the eve of the Cardinals final dual-match action of the year. Wesleyan is seeded sixth in the "C" (Summers) Division for the National Team Tournament hosted by Yale. With three venues in Connecticut being utilzed for matches, the Cardinals opened at home Fri., Feb. 22 against third-seeded Drexel, and upset the Dragon, 5-4. As a result, Wesleyan will play its second match Saturday at home as well against George Washington, seeded second, which knocked off Hamilton, 5-4, in its opening match. Middlebury, Amherst, Bowdoin and Conn. College round out the Summers Division as six of the eighth squads are NESCAC.
Guy Davidson '16 (photo insert lower right), who has enjoyed a stellar start to his collegiate squash career, earned second-team all-NESCAC recognition. He now sports a 17-3 overall record and occupied the top spot for the first eight matches while Steele was studying abroad. Since taking over at #2, Davidson is a perfect 12-0, including a dramatic 3-2 win vs. Drexel, captuing the fifth game 11-9.
Also winning for Wesleyan against Drexel were #5 Zander Nassikas '14 in convincing fashion, 3-0, while the bottom three rungs of the ladder - #7 Jeff Berman '14, who improved to 11-2 on the season, #8 Blair Corbin '15, and #9 Raheem Logan '16 - all won 3-1. With the team victory, the Cardinals are assured of exceeding their seed in the final standings.