PHILADELPHIA - Women's squash placed four players on the CSA All-America team. This total was the second-highest of any school in the nation. Only the national champion Harvard, with five All-Americans, had more players honored. For Penn, Rachael Goh earned her second straight first-team All-American honor, while three more of her classmates, Nabilla Ariffin, Pia Trikha and Yarden Odinak, earned second-team All-America honors. All four of Penn's honorees are repeat performers from last season.
Goh finished the season as the 10th-ranked player in the country to earn her second consecutive first-team All-America nomination. The junior compiled an 11-5 record, which included an 8-1 mark at No. 2 on the ladder. She also went a perfect 3-0 at the Howe Cup, dropping just one game in those matches. At the CSA Individual Championships, Goh advanced to the Round of 16 and won one consolation match. Through her first three seasons at Penn, she has a career record of 38-14.
Ariffin earned second-team All-America honors for the third straight season. She played primarily at the No. 1 position on the ladder this past season and won six matches in that spot. At the individual championships, the co-captain advanced to the Round of 16. Overall, she won eight matches this season with all of those wins coming in straight games. Playing at No. 1 or No. 2 in each of her first three seasons, she has won 27 career matches. She finishes the season as the 13th-ranked player, one spot ahead of her sister, Nessrine, who also earned second-team honors.
Trikha repeated her performance as a second-team All-American. Playing primarily at No. 3 this season, the junior compiled an overall record of 11-5, including a 6-1 mark in Ivy League play. The junior co-captain won two of her three matches at the Howe Cup and avenged her only loss at the team championships with an opening round win against that same opponent at the CSA Individual Championships to advance to the Round of 16. She has a career record of 41-9 through three seasons and finished this year as the 16th-ranked played in the country.
Penn's fourth honoree, Odinak, won a team-high 16 matches against just three loses during the 2011-12 season, playing primarily in the fourth position. She closed her season by winning 12 of her last 13 matches with her only loss in that span coming to a first-team All-American. After that loss in the opening round of the individual championships, Odinak won four straight to capture the first round consolation championship. With one season left to play, Odinak has a 44-10 career record. She finished this season right behind Trikha as the 17th-ranked player nationally.
As a team, women's squash finished in third place during the regular season in the Ivy League and took fifth place at the Howe Cup. With no seniors on the team, they will return every player from this past season's squad.