CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Mark Allen, head coach of Virginia’s men’s and women’s squash teams has been named the Mid-Atlantic Squash Conference Men’s Coach of the Year the league announced Wednesday. In addition to Allen’s conference honor, the Cavaliers have landed three individuals on the CSA All-American teams.

Allen becomes the first Virginia coach to garner the award after guiding his squad to its third consecutive Mid-Atlantic Squash Conference title. The team amassed an overall record of 12-8 and finished the campaign undefeated at the McArthur Squash Center for the second time under Allen’s tenure. The Cavaliers earned their second consecutive bid to the Potter Cup, the A division of the CSA Team Championships, and finished the season as the No. 8 team in the country.

Three Cavaliers earned spots on the CSA All-American teams following the conclusion of the season. Meagan Best earned first team All-American honors after a season in which she achieved an overall record of 13-6 and won the Ramsay Cup consolation bracket at the CSA Individual Championships. After being named the MASC Rookie of the Year, Best becomes the first female Cavalier to achieve first team All-American status.

Aly Hussein and Omar El Torkey each were named second team CSA All-Americans. The duo competed in the first and second positions for the Cavaliers and each earned a bid to the Pool Trophy, the A division of the CSA Individual Championships. Competing at the top of the ladder for the Hoos, the duo combined for 30 wins and just 10 losses on the season.

MASC Coach of the Year Awards:

Men’s Coach of the Year: Mark Allen (Virginia)

Women’s Coach of the Year: KaJohn White (Drexel)

CSA Men’s All-Americans:

First Team:

Miko Aijanen (Trinity)
Aly Abou El Einen (Penn)
Veer Chotrani (Cornell)
Victor Crouin (Harvard)
Andrew Douglas (Penn)
Harrison Gill (Yale)
Youssef Ibrahim (Princeton)
Matias Knudsen (Drexel)
Samuel Scherl (Harvard)
Velavan Senthilkumar (Columbia)
Marwan Tarek (Harvard)

Second Team:

Lewis Anderson (St. Lawrence)
Omar El Torkey (Virginia)
Karim Elbarbary (Princeton)
Aly Hussein (Virginia)
Nathan Tze Bing Kueh (Penn)
Haris Qasim (Drexel)
Nadav Raziel (Yale)
Lucas Rousselet (Drexel)
Mohamed Sharaf (Trinity)
Siow Yee Xian (Yale) 

CSA Women’s All-Americans:

First Team:

Meagan Best (Virginia)
Alina Bushma (Drexel)
Malak Ashraf Kamal (Trinity)
Wen Li Lai (Cornell)
Hana Moataz (Harvard)
Sneha Sivakumar (Yale)
Marina Stefanoni (Harvard)
Sivasangari Subramaniam (Cornell)
Andrea Toth (Princeton)
Amina Yousry (Harvard)

Second Team:

Habeeba Eldefrawy (Harvard)
Andrea Lee (Colby)
Sarahi Lopez (Trinity)
Si Ma (Stanford)
Elisabeth Ross (Yale)
Elle Ruggiero (Princeton)
Jana Safy (Trinity)
Emma Supattapone (Dartmouth)
Karina Tyma (Drexel)
Nouran Youssef (Trinity)