Jan. 10, 2012
ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Navy freshman standout Andrew McGuinness (Merion Station, Pa.) has been named the Harrow Sports College Squash Player of the Week it was announced on Tuesday by the College Squash Association.
McGuinness has enjoyed a spectacular start to his college squash career, playing the No. 1 position for the Mids this season where he has put together a 12-4 record. Prior to officially opening his collegiate career, he became only the third freshman in the 55-year history of the playing of the Naval Academy’s Barb Tournament to win the coveted trophy which was established in 1958 by the late Admiral Eugene Fluckey, a Medal of Honor recipient.
He gained player-of-the-week kudos this week after he and the Midshipmen scored victories over No. 20 Bowdoin, No. 23 Colby and No. 19 Bates last weekend as they toured the state of Maine. After sweeping Bowdoin’s Andrew Hilboldt in three last Friday, McGuinness needed an extra game to post victories over his Colby and Bates competition on Saturday.
“There are no easy matches playing the No. 1 position, so going 3-0 on a road trip is excellent work,” said 12th-year Navy head coach Craig Dawson. “Andrew keeps improving his game and I believe he will only play better as the season continues.”
McGuinness and his Navy teammates return to action this evening with a 5:00 pm match against 16th-ranked Columbia at the Halsey Field House International Squash Courts in Annapolis. The Mids will also play host to 17th-ranked George Washington on Wednesday beginning at 5:00 pm
### Go Navy ###