August 14, 2018

Meet Laila Samy - Wesleyan Women's Squash

Laila Samy - Wesleyan

Courtesy of Wesleyan Sports Information

Laila Samy will go down as one of the greatest Wesleyan athletes in the history of the University, and is arguably one of the greatest NESCAC women’s squash players ever.

A native of Cairo, Egypt, Samy received the College Squash Association's (CSA) prestigious Betty Richey Award in 2018. The award is given annually to the women’s college squash player who best exemplifies the ideals of squash in her love of and devotion to the game, her strong sense of fairness, and her excellence of play and leadership.

In addition to the Betty Richey Award, Samy was also named the NESCAC Women’s Squash Player of the Year for the second consecutive season. She is the only player from a school other than Trinity to win the award. The four-time All-NESCAC First Team selection also received NESCAC Rookie of the Year laurels in 2015.

Samy’s impressive resume includes four All-America honors and she reached the Ramsay Division (Women’s A Division) of the CSA Individual Championships each year. She concluded her career with an 80-1 record in regular season play.