Talbott Announces Class of 2018

Shihui Mao. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)
Shihui Mao. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — This fall, Yale women's squash will welcome three new recruits to campus. These freshman will look to reinforce a program which lost four seniors from last season's top nine. 

Jen Davis (Wilmington, Del.) graduated from the Tatnall School with honors while excelling in three sports. A versatile athlete, Davis was one of the top players on both the field hockey and lacrosse teams — earning four-time All-Conference and two-time All-State honors in the former — while also ranking as one of the best junior squash players in the country. In squash, Davis ranked No. 2 at the U-17 level and finished in the top five at the U-19 level. Davis is excited to concentrate her considerable athletic talent on her favorite sport at the collegiate level. Off the floor, Davis will represent Yale well, having received many academic honors at Tatnall. 

Jocelyn Lehman (Greenwich, Conn.) has been a key member of the Greenwich Academy squash team  — a perennial powerhouse at the national level — where she played on the varsity beginning in eighth grade. Lehman has consistently ranked near the top of her age group and has extensive tournament experience both in the United States and internationally. Lehman has also benefited from high-caliber coaching throughout her career, as she has worked with extremely well-regarded professionals Peter Briggs of the Apawamis Club and former world No. 1 Natalie Granger, currently head professional at Chelsea Piers in Stamford. Lehman will to compete for a spot in the top nine from the start and should have an immediate impact on the program. Outside of squash, she was an AP Scholar at Greenwich and involved in several extracurriculars, including graphic design work for the school's literary magazine.

Selena Maity (Bryn Mawr, Penn.) starred in both racquet sports at the Baldwin School, earning three varsity letters in tennis in addition to five letters in squash. As an eighth grader, she posted an undefeated 20-0 record in her first varsity season. She served as tennis captain her senior year and squash captain her junior and senior years. Maity received several awards for her performance, including first team All-MASA honors her senior year and MASA Squash Individual Sportsmanship Award in 2012. Maity has excelled off the court as well. She was named a U.S. Squash Scholar-Athlete for four years in high school and voted Main Line Times Student of the Week in 2014. At Baldwin, she was an active member of the Student Senate and Asian Student Association. She has also won the University of Pennsylvania Book Award as well as an award for Outstanding Contribution to the Life of the School. 

With the help of its new members and returning talent, Yale hopes to build on its strong performance in the 2013-2014 campaign, in which the Bulldogs finished No. 3 in the nation.

Report by Evan Brown, Yale Sports Publicity