Women's Squash Welcomes Highly Ranked Trio Into Tiger Class Of 2020
Three players who have been among the best at their age group nationally throughout their young careers are on their way to Princeton next season to join the strong tradition of Tiger women’s squash.
Princeton head coach Gail Ramsay recently announced that Zeina El Sisy, Madison Soukup and Morgan Steelman will make up the Princeton Class of 2020 and will help the Tigers on their chase for the 2017 Ivy League and Howe Cup national championship.
You can meet the Class of 2020 below.
Alexandria, Egypt • Riada American School
Before Princeton — played for the Egyptian Junior National Team at five different age levels (U11, U13, U15, U17, U19) … ranked among Top 4 at U11/U13; among Top 10 in U15/17 … competed for the national team at the German Squash Open … won a U13 national championship … played for Smouha Club Alexandria; competed in national tournaments … earned top award on team for raising funds and distributing clothes and blankets in poor areas of Alexandria.
Personal — born June 16, 1998 … daughter of Ehab Hassan Hosney Mohammed ElSisy and Sherine Mohammed Ezzeldin Abouelkheir … has an older brother Aly Ehab Hassan ElSisy, who played for the Junior National Team … enjoys yoga, cross fit and dancing … hopes to study psychology at Princeton.
Ramsay on ElSisy: We are excited to have our first Egyptian player joining the program. Zeina will bring a creating style of play to the program and add some great depth to the line up.
Haverford, Pa. • The Episcopal Academy
Before Princeton — ranked as high as No. 4 at both the U15 and U17 levels nationally … placed sixth at the 2014 U.S. Closed Championships … placed 13-16th in the GU17 U.S. Junior Open … placed 10th in the 2016 GU19 U.S. Closed Championships … led Episcopal Academy to two Mid-Atlantic Squash Association finals, including one title, and two top-three finishes nationally … the 2015 MASA title was Episcopal’s first in five years … served as team captain … also lettered in track and golf … track team won league title … AP Scholar … 2015 High School All-America honoree … team honoree for dedication, sportsmanship and spirit … recipient of the Carter Fergusson Award by the Merion Cricket Club.
Personal — born Oct. 26, 1997 … daughter of Kurt and Linda Soukup … has two older brothers, William and Creighton, and a younger sister Olivia … enjoys running, sports and travel … considering multiple options of study at Princeton.
Ramsay on Soukup: Madison is coming to Princeton from the Philadelphia area. She has been working hard on her game to take it to the next level and should quickly have a big impact in the lineup.
Philadelphia, Pa. • The Baldwin School
Before Princeton — ranked No. 1 at the U13, U15 and U17 age levels, and reached No. 5 at U19 … represented the USA at the Pan-American Games and won the gold medal in mixed doubles, which included an upset of the top-ranked team from Mexico; Team USA took the silver medal at the event … won the GU17 Mid-Atlantic Junior Championships and the West Coast Junior Championships … led the Baldwin School to the 2015 high school national championship … team captain … also lettered in lacrosse … four-time US Squash All-America and US Squash Scholar-Athlete Award honoree … National Merit Scholar … recipient of the Scholastic Arts & Writing and Philadelphia Writing Project Silver Key Awards, as well as the University of Pennsylvania Book Award … recipient of the Baldwin School Award.
Personal — born July 6, 1997 … daughter of Mary and Terry Steelman … has an older brother Charles and a younger sister Grace … interested in Model Congress and the DECA Business Club … enjoys cooking, reading and golf … has volunteered with the Special Olympics … considering multiple options of study at Princeton.
Ramsay on Steelman: Morgan also comes from Philadelphia and finished ranked ninth in the US this season. She was a National squad member and represented the US in the PanAm Junior Championships last season. Morgan is a strong player and will give the program added strength in the middle of the line up.