Men's Squash Announces 2010 Recruiting Class

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.

Islam El-Fiky
Cairo, Egypt / American University in Cairo
Member of world number one-ranked Egyptian National Team ... world men's ranking of 165th.



Alexander Nelson
Devon, PA/Episcopal Academy
Ranked 37th in the Under-19 national rankings.

Larkin Brinkworth
Buffalo, NY/Nichols School
Ranked 56th in the Under-19 national rankings.

Russell Powden
Washington, DC/Potomac School/Temple
Member of two-time Mid-Atlantic Championship team at the Potomac School in Mclean, VA.

Chris Castelo
Westfield, NJ/Lawrenceville School
Member of 16th ranked Lawrenceville School squash team.

Chris Bell
Wyoming, PA/Choate Rosemary Hall
Was number four player for Choate Rosemary Hall.

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