National Champions Earn Five All-America Honors; Trio Makes All-Ivy Team
The national champion Princeton men's squash team earned five All-America honors during the past 2011-12 season. Three of those All-Americas also earned a spot on the All-Ivy League team.
Junior Todd Harrity earned both First-Team All-America and All-Ivy League for the third consecutive season. He went 13-3 on the season and reached the individual semifinals. He also went 3-0 during the CSA Team Championships and evened the match at 4-4 against Trinity with a win at No. 1.
Senior Chris Callis and freshman Tyler Osborne both joined Harrity on the All-Ivy League team, and both also earned Second-Team All-America honors. Callis won 12 matches during the team season, and his rally from an 0-2 hole clinched a tight semifinal win over Cornell. Osborne played at No. 3, the highest spot for a freshman this season, and he went 14-2 during the team season. His biggest win of the season came in the CSA final, when he topped First-Team All-America Miled Zarazua of Trinity 3-0 in Princeton’s 5-4 championship win.
Senior Kelly Shannon overcame early injuries to move to the No. 4 position and earn Second-Team All-America honors. He knocked off defending individual finalist Nick Sachvie and made the quarterfinals of the 2012 championships. Of course, he will be remembered far more for his 3-0 win on the final Sunday of the team season to clinch the national title for Princeton.
Freshman Samuel Kang earned All-America Honorable Mention after going 12-2 during the team season. He was perfect against the Ivy League and scored a key 3-2 win in the CSA semifinal.