Spencer Lovejoy
Spencer Lovejoy
Year: Junior
Hometown: Branford, Conn.
High School: Hopkins School
Major: History
Residential College: Davenport

"What I love about squash is that it combines both physical and mental strength. It is easy to play, but hard to master. Reaching the top level requires mastery of many different components. I will always be grateful for the team camaraderie that we have - our team has a togetherness that makes the hard work and road trips during the season really fun and I look forward to the beginning of the season every year." - Spencer Lovejoy

Before Yale: Spent time ranked No. 2 in the nation for the U-19 age group...Recipient of DeRoy Junior Sportsmanship Award

2016-17 Season: 11-6 season record, 8-1 in Ivy Play...Unanimously named First-Team All-Ivy as a first-year...Competed in CSA Individual Championships as No.1 seed in his division...Finished the season 6-1 in league competition as both No.1 and No.2 seed...Notched key win as No.1 seed against Cornell en route to Bulldogs' 8-1 victory...Secured a 3-2 victory in close match against George Washington as No. 1 seed...Contributed key victory as No. 2 seed in upset against Penn...Took down Harvard opponent in three games as No. 2 seed to help the Bulldogs finish third in the Ivy League...Only Bulldog to defeat Harvard opponent in first round of National Championships, defeated opponent handily in three games

2017-18 Season: 9-6 season record, 3-4 in Ivy Play...Named First-Team All-Ivy for second consecutive year...Finished season 6-7 (2-4 in Ivy play) playing mostly as No. 1 seed...Competed in CSA Individual Chamionships for second consecutive year, competing in the A-division and winning the consolation bracket...Secured key win as No. 1 seed against St. Lawrence, just one of three Bulldogs to win...One of three Bulldogs to win in match against Rochester, won three games to none at the No. 1 seed...Played as No. 1 seed against Cornell, swept his opponent three games to none and contributed to Bulldogs' sweep...One of three Bulldogs to win in match against Dartmouth, played as No. 1 seed...Played as No. 1 seed in first round of National Championship against Navy, swept opponent three games to none...Played as No. 1 seed in first round of National Championship Tournament against Navy, swept his opponent three games to none...One of three Bulldogs to secure a win in final match of the National Championship Tournament against George Washington, played as No. 1 seed and won in 4 in close match

2018-19 Season: 9-7 season record, 4-5 in Ivy Play...Blanked Drexel opponent in first match of season...Competed for U.S. National Team in Florida tournament...Swept Princeton opponent 3-0 in decisive team win...Notched fourth win of the season against St. Lawrence's Mohamed El Gawarhy who is ranked 12 in the nation...Advanced to CSA Singles Championships and competed in A division for third consecutive year...Advanced to A division semifinals, the first bulldog to do so in 16 years...Defeated Trinity opponent 3-0 in round one and avenged loss to Columbia's Velavan Senthilkumar, who was No. 3 seed in the A division, in the second round...Named team captain for 2019-2020 season.

Personal Information: Enjoys playing tennis...Spends time watching sports, hanging out with friends and going to the beach...Enjoys any outdoorsy activity...Plans on playing professional squash after college, so training and academics take up most of his time on campus