Women's Squash Earns Four All-Americans

CSA Women’s All-American Release | CSA Women’s Final Individual 2012-13 Rankings

PHILADELPHIA – The Collegiate Squash Association released its women’s first and second All-American team on Friday. The Quakers saw one player named to the first-team, freshman Yan Xin, and three to the second-team, seniors Nabilla Ariffin, Rachael Goh and Pia Trikha. Additionally, the final CSA individual rankings were released – Penn saw eight players ranked in the top 50 in the country and 13 overall.

Xin had an outstanding first season with the Red and Blue. The Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia native was Penn’s highest finisher in the individual championships, falling in the semifinals to the country’s No. 1 player and two-time Ivy League Player of the Year, Amanda Sobhy of Harvard. After her finish at the CSA Individuals and compiling a 14-4 overall record while going 4-2 in the Ivies, the freshman was named Ivy League Rookie of the Year as well. Lastly, Xin leads all Quakers as No. 4 in the final individual rankings.

Goh finished her career in the Red and Blue as the next-highest ranked member of the Quakers at No. 12. The senior earned her third-career CSA All-American award this season, earning second-team honors for the first time. The Kuching, Malaysia native compiled an 11-7 overall record in 2012-13 and posted a 4-2 mark in Ivy play. In postseason play she advanced all the way to the second round consolation semifinals of the Ramsay Division, ultimately falling No. 9 Catalina Pelaez of Trinity.

Ariffin finishes right behind Goh as No. 13 in the final rankings as well as earning her fourth consecutive second-team All-American honor. The senior tri-captain recently earned her third consecutive unanimous first-team All-Ivy selection after compiling a 7-10 record – 2-4 in the Ivies – at the first position for the Quakers. The Penang, Malaysia native advanced all the way to the second round consolation quarterfinals of the Ramsay Division at the CSA Individuals, where she drop her final match to her teammate, Goh.

Trikha concludes her time as a Quaker by finishing the season ranked No. 18 in the country. The senior tri-captain has now made it three straight second-team All-American selections after compiling a 13-5 overall record and 3-2 in Ivy League play. The Pepper Pike, Ohio native advanced all the way to the first round consolation finals of the Ramsay Division at the CSA Individuals, ultimately falling to No. 17 Michelle Gemmell of Harvard.

Below is a list of the Quakers in the CSA Women’s final individual rankings:
4. Yan Xin

12. Rachael Goh
13. Nabilla Ariffin
18. Pia Trikha
26. Haidi Lala
45. Yarden Odinak
46. Camille Lanier
47. Courtney Jones
52. Chloe Blacker
57. Stephanie Vogel
96. Ailsa Agnew
102. Carey Celata
105. Leslie Gill

CSA All-American Teams:

First Team (listed alphabetically):
Julie Cerullo (Princeton)

Kanzy El Defrawy (Trinity)
Elizabeth Eyre (Princeton)
Laura Gemmell (Harvard)
Amanda Sobhy (Harvard)
Danielle Letourneau (Cornell)
Catalina Pelaez (Trinity)
Haley Mendez (Harvard)
Yan Xin Tan (Penn)
Millie Tomlinson (Yale)

Second Team (listed alphabetically):
Nabilla Ariffin (Penn)
Pamela Chua (Stanford)

Michelle Gemmell (Harvard)
Rachael Goh (Penn)
Jaime Laird (Cornell)

Shihui Mao (Yale)
Jesse Pacheco (Cornell)
Anna Porras (George Washington)
Kerrie Sample (Stanford)
Pia Trikha (Penn)

Honorable Mention:
Wee Nee Low (Trinity)