Discover Sabrina Sobhy,
Professional Squash Player
I started at the age of 9 and within a few years of managing squash along with other sports, art, and music, it was time to hone into one activity. All the numerous hours of training and sacrifices made at a young age paid off. By age 14, I’ve became a member of the US Junior National Team and maintained a member until the end of my junior career, competing in 5 consecutive World Junior Championships, from 2011-2015. Aside from the strenuous pressure of representing United States Squash and competing against the best juniors in the world, these summer trips included travel to foreign countries, alongside valuable time with teammates, opponents and coaches. Reflecting on my junior squash career, I had realized just how much these peculiar high school experiences had added to my teenage years.
Alongside representing the Junior National team, I was lucky enough to experience what being a member of the Senior National team felt like at the age of 15. With World Team events hosted every other year, I was elected to represent US Squash on the Senior National Team in 2012, 2014, 2016 and 2018. I was incredibly fortunate to experience the camaraderie of competing for the United States as well as gaining exceptional life experience from all the travels and foreign cultural interactions.
In the fall of 2015, I started at Harvard University where I played #1 on the Women’s Varsity Squash Team all 4 years. As a team, we’ve won the Team Championship four consecutive years while I’ve attended. As co-captain my senior year, the team remained undefeated the entire season, refraining from losing one match all year. In May of 2019, I’ve graduated with a degree in Psychology and lifetime of experiences I will forever hold close to me. Attending Harvard University was a blessing that I would never have been granted if it weren’t for squash.
Shortly after graduating, I dove straight into my professional squash career and moved to Cairo, Egypt to experience some world class squash. My first event after graduating was the Pan-American Games held in Lima, Peru where I was one of three athletes to represent the United States Squash Team. I earned Gold Medals in the Doubles Event (teamed up with my sister, Amanda) and Team Event, one of my most memorable squash accolades to date. After the Pan-American Games, I headed back to Egypt to continue with the pre-season training and prepare for my first year on tour.
Admittedly, looking back on my first year on tour, it was incredibly rewarding. I started out at ranking #69 and finished the year at ranking #30 when COVID-19 suspended our tour in March. I won three back to back tournaments in the fall, the London Open, Monte Carlos Classic and Hauawai Pakistan International. Additionally, I was awarded Player of the Month in both November and December. I was definitely pleased with my improvement throughout the season. I felt I showed great depth by starting out playing 10K tournaments to then working my way into Platinum events. I found myself beating some top 20 players and pushing some top 10 players in 4 and 5 games. I was truly devastated seeing my first year on tour come to an abrupt end. Needless to say, it has truly been an appreciative journey with squash and after years of incorporating squash into my life, I can confidently and comfortably admit that my life without squash would be nowhere near what it is like today.
Current Ranking: 20
- PSA Player of the Month February, November, December 2019
- 5 PSA Titles- 3 Back to back titles in 2019
- Runner Up of the Queen City Open 2019
- Runner Up of London Open 2018
- US Squash Women’s 2014 National Champion; youngest person ever to win the US Nationals
- US Squash Women’s 2019 National Champion Finalist
- US National Team Member; Junior Team (2011-2015), Women’s Team (2012, 2014, 2016, 2018), Pan American Games Team (2019)
- 3x US Junior National Champion (Girls Under 19 – 2012, 2013, 2014)
- 2x US Junior Open Champion (Girls Under 19 – 2012, 2013)
- 2x Gold Medalist at the 2019 Pan-American Games in Lima, Peru (Individual, Doubles Event)
- Harvard Varsity Women’s Squash Captain 2018-19; Leading the team to an undefeated season that year
- Harvard Varsity Women’s Squash 4x Team Champion (2016-2019)
- Played #1 on the Harvard Women’s Squash Team all 4 years
- Ivy League Player of the Year Freshman and Senior year