PHILADELPHIA - Three members of the Ivy League champion Penn women's squash team have been honored as All-Americans, the Collegiate Squash Association announced. Sophomore Kristen Lange, the second-ranked player in the nation all season, was named to the first team, while sophomore Sydney Scott and junior Alisha Turner earned second team honors.
Kristen Lange reached the finals of the CSA Individual Championship meet for a second consecutive season before falling to Yale senior Miranda Ranieri. Lange, who was 3-0 in three matches at the Howe Cup, topped the Penn ladder for most of the season, leading the team to an undefeated regular season and an Ivy League championship before falling to Princeton in the Howe Cup finals.
Sophomore Syndey Scott also saw time at the No. 1 position for Penn this season. As the No. 3 player against Stanford and Princeton in the Howe Cup, she won both matches. She moved up to the No. 2 spot for the semi-final matchup with Harvard, winning there as well.
Junior Alisha Turner was the Quakers' No. 1 player as a freshman and settled into the No. 2 spot on Penn's ladder for most of this season. An injury suffered against Stanford in the Howe Cup kept her out against Harvard and hindered her against Princeton, but it was her individual victory at No. 2 against Princeton on January 30 that sparked a tremendous comeback by the Quakers. After Princeton had taken a 4-0 lead in matches, Turner won at No. 2, sparking a comeback that sawPenn win, 5-4, overtaking the nation's top ranking at the time and propelling them to an undefeated regular season and an Ivy League title.