Jonathan Kovac
Jonathan Kovac
Year: Senior
Hometown: Raanana, Israel
High School: Ostrovsky
Major: Political Science; History
Residential College: Davenport

"Before Yale, I never really played squash for a team. When you play for Yale Squash, you know you play for Coach Dave, for the team and for the school. This feeling is quite unique and I am sure I will miss it after I graduate." - Jonathan Kovac

Before Yale: Part of Junior National Team, won Junior National Championship in 2010...Played in tournaments throughout Europe...Served in military, during service played for Senior National Team

2015-16 Season: Won his match at No. 9 against Williams in sole appearance...Very inspired by Bulldogs' defeat of Rochester in National Championship, closed friend Kah Wah Cheong '17 defeated opponent as No. 4 seed to seal victory, showed that squash is about playing hard and playing with your heart...Co-recipient of Skillman Associates Award as a valuable contributor not in top nine

2016-17 Season:

2017-18 Season: Played as No. 9 seed against Cornell, blanked his opponent three games to none and contributed to Bulldogs' sweep

2018-19 Season: Defeated Brown opponent 3-0 as No. 9 seed in first match of season...Swept Tufts opponent as No. 9 seed...Swept UVA opponent as No. 9 seed

Personal Information: Interested in anything related to politics and sports...Especially loves in soccer, favorite team is Bayern München from Germany...Enjoys reading history books in free time, Fall of Giants by Ken Follet is all-time favorite...Enjoys playing piano and listening to music