Friday, 29 March 2013 00:00
Congratulations to Great Neck North’s own Nicole T. Friedman, winner of the 2013 US Squash William T. Ketcham Jr. Most Improved Player Award, which she received for her dedication to the sport and rapid rise in the national Under-17 rankings. Nicole began the season as the #86-ranked player in the division, having only first discovered Squash at age 14. Without the benefit of full-time formal coaching, Nicole rose in rank to as high as #28, qualifying for the 2013 US Junior National Championships. The tournament was held at Yale University this past weekend, where Nicole received her award. She also performed well enough to place higher than her present ranking, despite being pitted against the eventual tournament champion in the first round. We wish Nicole the best of luck going forward.