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Athlete of the Issue: Eli Levy

Athlete of the Issue: Eli Levy

Athlete of the Issue: Eli Levy

CHRIS YUE ’26

Levy cited Navy’s academics when making his committment decision.

Contributing Writer

February 1, 2024

Luke Velasco '27

Eli Levy is a three-year Senior from Williamstown, Massachusetts. He is co-captain of Boys Varsity Squash and is committed to play squash at the United States Naval Academy next year. Teammate Rohan Gupta ’26 said, “Eli is a great captain. He is someone everyone on the team really looks up to. I can always count on him to help us grow as a team and as individuals.” 


How did you start playing squash? 


I started playing when I was eight or nine years old. My dad is a squash coach and has played his whole life. He played in college and was an all-American. He coached me and I fell in love with the sport. What are some of your goals for this season? I am hoping to be the best player I can possibly be—whether it be fitness-wise, technique-wise, or as a captain of the team. I also hope we can get top four at Nationals. 


What is one of your favorite memories with the team? 


Beating Kent this season was huge. That was a big milestone, since we never came close to beating Kent in the past. Overall, one of my greatest memories is the bonds I’ve made with the team. Personally, winning my match last year at Nationals against Mercersburg when it was tied at three all was a huge win as a squash player and gave me a lot of confidence. 


What advice do you have for younger players? 


Always have confidence in your game. The pieces won’t click together as well as you like without confidence. Always put in the extra effort. Putting in the extra effort when you don’t feel like it will pay off in the long run. 


What went into your decision to commit to the Naval Academy? 


I wanted to go to a school with the opportunity to get the best out of my squash abilities, and my college experience, and be at the most academically rigorous school possible. I felt that the Navy met those criteria. I wanted to be around the best people I possibly could, and I knew that the Navy would set me up well for the future. 


What is a trait from the school that you will take with you to Annapolis? 


Absolutely my time management skills. Also, facing adversity, since sometimes school can be tough in terms of balancing friendships, academics, and athletics. I feel like I have jumped those hurdles here, and it will prepare me for service as an officer in the Navy

Luke Velasco is a contributing writer for The Record.

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