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Parris, Matos named to All-NESCAC Women's Squash team

Cheri-Ann Parris '13 was named First Team All-Conference by the NESCAC for the second time in as many years.

HADLEY, Mass. -- Bates College is represented twice on the 2011 NESCAC Women's Squash All-Conference Team, announced Thursday by the New England Small College Athletic Conference, with sophomore Cheri-Ann Parris and first-year Samantha Matos receving All-NESCAC recognition.

Parris (St. Philip, Barbados) was named First Team All-NESCAC, while Matos (New York, N.Y.) was named to the Second Team.

It is the second time on the 10-member All-NESCAC First Team in as many years for Parris, who also was named NESCAC Rookie of the Year a year ago. This season, playing at the No. 1 position on the ladder for Bates, Parris went 16-7 in dual play and has now amassed a career record of 35-15 as Bates' No. 1 player. She earned a No. 24 individual national player ranking at last weekend's College Squash Association Individual Nationals, where she went 2-2 against four of the other top players in the country.

Samantha Matos '14 captured All-NESCAC Second Team honors.

Matos also posted an impressive 16-7 dual record this season, while usually playing at the fifth or sixth position for Bates. Matos also played at CSA Individual Nationals last weekend, going 1-2 in Holleran Division play.

The Bates women's duo was joined in All-NESCAC squash recognition by men's team senior Will Katz (Bronxville, N.Y.), who earned First Team All-Conference honors on Thursday.

View the 2011 NESCAC Women's Squash All-Conference Team release (PDF)