Trinity Men’s Squash Tops Harvard in National Championship

Bantams Finish Perfect Season with 14th Title in 15 Years
New Haven, Conn. – Fans roared in excitement and freshman Zeyad Elshorafy (Alexandria, Egypt) fell to his knees, overcome with emotion, after scoring the clinching point for the Trinity College Bantams men’s squash team in the College Squash Association (CSA) National Team Championship (Potter Trophy) Final against Harvard University this afternoon at Brady Courts.  Trinity came back from an early 2-1 deficit to beat Harvard, 6-3, in a hard fought battle to win their 14th National Title in 15 years.  The Bantams close out the year with a perfect 19-0 mark, while No. 3-seeded Harvard ends the year with a 17-3 mark. 
          
Senior co-captains Johan Detter and Reinhold Hergeth
hold the Potter Trophy after Trinity's win over Harvard

“I always dreamed that we’d come back to win the National Championship after losing it, and here we are,” Head Coach Paul Assaiante said, after the team clinched their their first title since 2011. “I wanted this for the guys and I wanted this for Trinity.  To see them work so hard and to be able to savor this moment…it was my dream.”