Athletics News

Colonials Athletics Weekend Preview

The GW Squash teams host Bates and Penn at Lerner Health and Wellness Center on Saturday.

Nov. 16, 2012


The No. 16 nationally ranked George Washington men's squash team returns to action with a Saturday doubleheader at the Matthew J. Grossman Squash Courts inside Lerner Health & Wellness Center against No. 15 Bates at 11 a.m., and No. 9 Penn at 6 p.m.

GW is off to a 3-0 start after last weekend's victories over Kenyon and No. 25 Hobart. The Colonials have won each of their three matches by a 9-0 margin and have won all but four individual matches in straight sets.

Junior Chris Bell yielded just 16 points across two matches last weekend, including just one point against Kenyon in an 11-1, 11-0, 11-0 victory at the No. 8 position.

Senior Islam El-Fiky has started all three matches at the No. 1 position while head coach Wendy Lawrence has shuffled the rest of the lineup through the season's first three matches.

Follow @GWSquash for updates throughout Saturday's matches.


Returning to College Squash Association (CSA) action for the first time since a season-opening victory over Georgetown on November 2, the No. 16 nationally ranked George Washington women's squash team will host No. 12 Bates and No. 5 Penn on Saturday at the Lerner Health & Wellness Center.

GW (1-0) faced Navy's male junior varsity team last weekend in an exhibition scrimmage and fell by a narrow 5-4 margin.

Freshman Anna Gabriela Porras, who competed earlier this week for her native Colombia at the World Squash Federation's World Team Championship, yielded just six points in her 11-1, 11-2, 11-3 victory in the No. 1 position in the win over Georgetown. The rest of the lineup followed suit as the Colonials claimed their fifth consecutive season-opening victory over the Hoyas.

Follow @GWSquashfor updates throughout Saturday's matches.


The George Washington men's and women's cross country teams will conclude their season this weekend at the IC4A/ECAC Cross Country Championships at Van Cortland Park in the Bronx, N.Y.

The women will compete in the ECAC Championship 5,000-meter race at 10:30 a.m., followed by the men's five-mile race at 11:00 a.m.

Women's Lineup
Heather Stevens
Julia Weir
Juliana Stern
Kathryn Luker
Caroline Wolfe

Men's Lineup
Kyle Ames
Ben Kurtis
Ryan Tucker
Tyler Gillies
John-Louis Pane
Alex Dadds