Men's Squash Announces 2010 Recruiting Class
GW's Second Scholarship Athlete, Top-Ranked Juniors Highlight Strongest Recruiting Class In Program History
Aug. 23, 2010
WASHINGTON, DC -George Washington men's squash head coach Wendy Lawrence has announced the programs recruiting class of 2014. Six-student athletes will join the No. 20 ranked men's squash team in 2010-11, including the program's second scholarship athlete and two Top-50 junior players.
Islam El-Fiky of Cairo, Egypt comes to Foggy Bottom as the second player in program history to receive a scholarship, following in the steps of sophomore Omar Sobhy. El-Fiky is a member of the world number one-ranked Egyptian Junior National Team and holds a world men's ranking of 165th. The sophomore is a transfer student, previously enrolled at The American University in Cairo. Lawrence feels that El-Fiky "will likely be ranked in the Top-15 collegiate players in the United States in his first year at GW."
Freshman Alexander Nelson comes to GW after a successful high school career as a member of the number one-ranked high school team in the country at Episcopal Academy in Philadelphia, PA. He finished the 2009-10 season as the No. 37-ranked Under-19 player in the country.
Freshmen Larkin Brinkworth, Chris Castelo and Chris Bell also join the program after competing at some of the top-ranked squash high schools in the country. Rounding out the recruiting class is junior Russell Powden, a native of Washington, DC.
The Colonials open the 2010-11 season on October 29th when they host district rival Georgetown at the Lerner Health and Wellness Center, 23rd and G Streets, NW.