PHILADELPHIA – Drexel Squash Head Coach John White introduced right now the signing of 5 people to Nationwide Letters of Intent forward of the 2021-22 season. The signing class hails from 4 totally different international locations and encompasses a pair of nationwide champions.
“I’m very excited for our 2021 recruits,” White mentioned. “It is a class that may make each groups stronger all through the complete roster, and, better of all, give each groups a shot on the top-four on the nationwide championships.”
Jack Bloomfield | Cheltenham, England | Wycliffe Faculty
Bloomfield is about to turn into the primary English participant in males’s program historical past. He captained the squash workforce at Wycliffe Faculty and gained nationwide faculties in all age teams whereas representing Wycliffe. The youngest males’s Gloucestershire County champion, Bloomfield is the top-ranked participant in his area and county.
“Jack is our first English recruit,” White mentioned. “He’s a robust, passionate participant who will come to struggle and provides one hundred pc each time he steps on the court docket.”
Fritiof Jacobsson | Gothenburg, Sweden | Göteborgs Högre Samskola
Jacobsson will be part of compatriot Filip Krueger because the second Swede on the lads’s squash roster. He intends to main in economics.
“One other sturdy, passionate participant popping out of Sweden,” White mentioned. “His stage of play will see him characteristic in the midst of the lineup. His need to get to the following stage will definitely put strain on the highest half of the workforce, which is able to make for some very thrilling practices.”
Haris Qasim | Lahore, Pakistan | Authorities Faculty College
Qasim would be the first males’s squash participant to name Pakistan dwelling. Qasim is a Pakistani nationwide champion at each the U17 and U19 ranges. He gained an Asian Junior Squash Championship as a person in 2018 earlier than profitable the workforce title the next 12 months.
“We’re excited to have our first recruit from Pakistan,” White mentioned. “Haris shall be a terrific asset and a robust top-three participant for this system. I am trying ahead to seeing him problem for the highest spot on the workforce.”
Lydia Robinson | Beverley, England | Pocklington College
Robinson is a multi-sport athlete and two-time English Nationwide Champion in squash, profitable the title as an under-13 and an under-15. At the moment fifth within the U19 English scores, she has been prime of every earlier age group. Robinson has represented her dwelling nation on the worldwide stage and has been a member of the England Growth Squad, a choose group of elite junior squash gamers, since she was 13.
“Lydia is one other sturdy and passionate participant popping out of the U.Ok. who shall be a terrific match for the workforce and a great power for the center of the roster,” White mentioned.
Amirah Rusydina Binti Rosli | Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia | Suffield Academy (Conn.)
Rosli is presently the third-ranked Asian junior participant. She has gained workforce gold on the 2016 Malaysian Video games and the 2018 ASEAN College Video games. As a person, Rosli has silver medals from the 2019 Hong Kong Junior Squash Open and the 202 Nationwide Junior Squash Championship.
“Dina shall be a robust top-five participant for us,” White mentioned. “She is a good competitor, has a beautiful perspective for the sport and shall be a great match for the workforce.”