Cambridge, Mass. (July 23) - MIT squash head coach Thierry Lincou and assistant coach Amanda Sobhy are heading to the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima, Peru this week as the games are scheduled to open competition on Thursday, July 25.
Lincou will serve as one of the coaches for the US Squash Team, while Sobhy will be playing as a member of Team USA in both the women's singles and doubles competition. When asked about the Pan American Games Lincou said, "Our goal is to bring home three gold medals especially with my assistant coach, Amanda participating in both singles and doubles. We are definitely looking forward to our time in Peru."
Lincou and Sobhy led the nationally-ranked MIT squash team to its first College Squash Association (CSA) Team National Championship as the Engineers claimed the Division C Summers Cup after defeating Bates College, Williams College and Brown University back in March.
Back in his playing days, Lincou was the number one ranked men's squash player in the world, while Sobhy, a 2015 graduate of Harvard University and four-time CSA National Champion, currently sits first in the United States Squash rankings and eighth in the world.
When Lincou and Sobhy return to the United States in a few weeks, they will prepare to defend their CSA Team National Championship as the No. 17 ranked Engineers are slated to play 11 matches against ranked opponents in the 2019-20 season.
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