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Graham Bonnell named NESCAC Men's Squash Player of the Week

Sophomore Graham Bonnell is the NESCAC Men's Squash Player of the Week thanks to his two 3-0 wins over the weekend at the No. 2 position. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)

HADLEY, Mass. -- Sophomore Graham Bonnell is the NESCAC Men's Squash Player of the Week, announced Monday by the New England Small College Athletic Conference.

Bonnell (Southport, Conn.) played at the second position for the Bobcats for the first time in his career and won both his matches this weekend against opponents from Bowdoin and Connecticut College respectively by a score of 3-0. The Bobcats finished the weekend with a 2-0 record, earning a pair of 9-0 victories.

Bonnell beat the Polar Bears' Satya Butler 11-4, 11-4, 11-5 on Friday and followed that up with an 11-4, 11-1, 11-1 sweep of the Camels' Daniel Reisman on Saturday. 

This is Bonnell's first NESCAC Men's Squash Player of the Week award and the first for the Bobcat men's squash team since Ahmed Hatata '17 earned NESCAC Co-Player of the Week honors on Jan 23, 2017.  

Last year, Bonnell finished with a 14-6 record playing between the No. 4 and No. 8 positions in the lineup, with most of his starts coming at the No. 7 position.