New Haven, Conn. – Junior Naishadh Lalwani has been voted captain of the Yale men's squash team for the upcoming 2010-11 season.
Lalwani helped the Bulldogs capture the Ivy League title and finish second nationally in 2009-10.
Head coach Dave Talbott expects big things from the Lalwani-led 2010-11 squad. Said Talbott, “With the election of Naishadh Lalwani as captain of the 2010-11 Yale Men's Squash Team, Yale is positioned well to defend their Ivy League Championship next season. Naishadh is a former top junior player from Mumbai, India who was highly recruited by all the top squash schools in the US. After improving greatly last year while spending the first semester in the Yale in Egypt program, Naishadh returned to be an integral part of the Championship Team last season. Along with classmates, John Fulham, CJ Plimpton, and Mike Maruca, Naishadh will lead a senior class that will provide great leadership to a team that looks to defend its title. A creative player, Naishadh had earned the respect of all those around him with his dedication to the team and his great sportsmanship. Expectations will be high for the Yale Men next season and Naishadh will do a great job to lead this group to meet the challenge.”
report filed by Alex Milvae '12, Yale Sports Publicity