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Hanson and Sisodia Named All-America

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Junior Chris Hanson earned his third      By Doug Austin
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HANOVER, N.H. — The Men's College Squash Association announced the 2011-12 First and Second All-American teams on Thursday and the Big Green had two players garner recognition. Junior Chris Hanson (Greenwich, Conn.) made the first team for the third time in his three-year career, and senior Nick Sisodia (Chicago, Ill.) earned a spot on the second team for the for the second time. He also received the honor in 2010.

Hanson competed all season at No. 1 singles for the Big Green. In 18 matches at the top spot, Hanson went 14-4, including 5-2 in conference matches. He had a six-match winning streak in the heart of the Dartmouth season, which helped the Big Green finish seventh at the Potter Cup. 

Sisodia played all of his matches at the second spot during the dual-match season. He finished 11-5 at No. 2, with a 4-2 mark in Ivy matches. The senior had a five-match winning streak from Feb. 4 through Feb. 18 to help Dartmouth place seventh at the Potter Cup. He finished the year losing in the consolation finals of the Pool Division at the CSA Individual Championships.

Princeton, the 2012 Potter Cup winners (National Champions), had the most first and second team All-Americans. Trinity and Cornell tied for second with three All-Americans each. Three All-Americans completed their careers being named to four All-American teams: Benjamin Fischer (Rochester), Vikram Malhotra (Trinity), and Kelly Shannon (Princeton).

To earn a selection, players must have competed in at least 50% of their team’s matches, including Team and Individual Championships to be eligible.

First Team (listed alphabetically):

  • Guilherme De Melo (Franklin and Marshall)
  • Antonio Diaz Gonzalez Salas (Trinity)
  • Andres Duany (Rochester)
  • Ali Farag (Harvard)
  • Benjamin Fischer (Rochester)
  • Christopher Hanson (Dartmouth)
  • Todd Harrity (Princeton)
  • Ramit Tandon (Columbia)
  • Vikram Malhotra (Trinity)
  • Miled Zarazua (Trinity)

Second Team (listed alphabetically):

  • Christopher Callis (Princeton)
  • Kenneth Chan (Yale)
  • Alex Domenick (Cornell)
  • Nicholas Sachvie (Cornell)
  • Kelly Shannon (Princeton)
  • Thomas Mattsson (Pennsylvania)
  • Brandon McLaughlin (Harvard)
  • Tyler Osborne (Princeton)
  • Nicholas Sisodia (Dartmouth)
  • Thomas Spettigue (Cornell)

Honorable Mention (listed alphabetically):

  • Johan Detter (Trinity)
  • Richard Dodd (Yale)
  • Samuel Kang (Princeton)