Michael Maruca
Michael Maruca
Year: Senior
Hometown: Washington, D.C.
High School: Phillips Exeter Academy

2010-11 Season (Senior): Recognized as a Scholar Athlete by CSA… Finished the season with a 14-2 record… 

2009-10 Season (Junior): Finished the season with a 3-0 record…

2008-09 Season (Sophomore): Finished the season with a 15-1 record…  

Why I chose Yale:"I chose Yale because I knew that it was big enough for me to find anything I might want to study. Coming from a dorm, I saw the benefits of the college system here. Dave Talbott also made me feel comfortable and I knew I would be proud to play for him and for Yale."

Squash Background:"My friend's mom, Wendy Lawrence, was a squash pro and got us all into the game in elementary school. I kept on playing because I liked how much running around there was, and there always seemed to be nice coaches in D.C., such as Brian O'Hora."

Favorite Squash Moment:"My favorite squash moment to watch was when Julian Illingworth took down Olli Tuominen at the tournament of champions in 2008; as the best American player ever, his style is the American style, and it's great to cheer for him. As for my own squash moment, it was when Exeter played Groton -- I had a two-hour-plus, five-game match in which my opponent's legs collapsed from under him at 7-7 in the fifth."