Samuel Scherl
Samuel Scherl
Year: Junior
Hometown: South Orange, New Jersey
High School: The Pingry School
Major: Computer Science
House Affiliation: Adams

Junior (2019-20) 
Participant in the Potter Cup, the CSA Individual National Championship’s top draw … First Team All-Ivy selection … Registered an undefeated 16-0 record in his junior season … Primarily served at the fourth position on the ladder, where he recorded an 8-0 mark … Went 6-0 when competing as the team’s No. 3 … Recorded 1-0 marks as the team’s No. 1 and No. 2 … Finished the season on a 32-match winning streak dating back to the 2018-19 season … Recorded 14 shutout victories on the year and finished the season outscoring opponents 48-3 … Defeated Penn’s Dillon Huang, 3-1, in the Potter Cup title match … Swept Princeton’s Gabriel Morgan in the semifinal round of the CSA National Championships … Ran away with a 3-0 victory over Drexel’s Noel Heaton while outscoring him 33-9 in the Potter Cup quarterfinals … Defeated MIT’s Joe O’Connor, 3-0, and outscored him 33-6 in his largest win of the season.  

Sophomore (2018-19)
CSA All-America second team ... Collected a perfect 16-0 record playing at positions 1-4 for a squad that won the Potter Cup ... Competed at the CSA Individual National Championships ... Started the season with a sweep of Northeastern's Ian Hay at the No. 1 position (Nov. 14) ... Cruised over Tufts' Konrad LaDow, 3-0 at the No. 2 position (Nov. 28) ... Rolled MIT's Henry Martin at No. 3, 3-0 (Nov. 30) ... Opened Ivy Play with a 3-0 sweep of Dartmouth's Brandon De Otaduy at No. 4 (Dec. 5) ... Incredibly swept his next seven consecutive opponents at No. 4 in wins over Cornell, Columbia, St. Lawrence, Rochester, Princeton, Penn and Trinity (Jan. 12 - Feb. 6) ... Prevailed over Yale's Tyler Carney, 3-1, playing at No. 4 (Feb. 8) ... Moved back into the No. 3 slot against Brown and swept the Bears' Declan McCarthy (Feb. 10) ... Swept Dartmouth's Brandon De Otaduy at No. 4 to help the team advance to the CSA semifinals (Feb. 15) ... Continued his dominant run at No. 4 with a 3-1 victory over Penn's James Flynn to advance to the National Championship (Feb. 16) ... Capped off his season with yet another No. 4 sweep over Trinity's Ziad Sakr in the Potter Cup Championship (Feb. 17).

Freshman (2017-18)
Went 11-3 (4-1 Ivy) for a squad that finished No. 2 in the nation ... Defeated Dartmouth's Samuel Eply at No. 5 (Dec. 6) ... Picked up his second collegiate win over MIT's Bill Wu at No. 4 (Dec. 7) ... Beat St. Lawrence's Hussien Elrays in straight games at No. 6 (Jan. 11) ... Swept Cornell's Ian Rothweiler at No. 4 (Jan. 13) ... Fell to Columbia's Adham Madi in four games at No. 6 (Jan. 14) ... Topped Stefan Houbtchev of Western Ontario, 3-0, at No. 6 (Jan. 20) ... Won versus Rochester's Matthew Toth, 3-0, at No. 5 (Jan. 27) ... Beat Drexel's Noel Solomon, 3-0, at No. 5 (Jan. 28) ... Swept Yale's Tyler Carney at No. 7 (Feb. 9) ... Topped Brown's NIcholas Pitaro in straight games at No. 5 (Feb. 11) ... Fell to Trinity's Ziad Sakr (eventual Molloy South Cup winner) in five games, 11-8, 11-9, 9-11, 8-11, 5-11, at No. 6 (Feb. 13) ... At the Potter Cup Championship (Feb. 23-25): swept Penn's Karim Tarek at No. 5 in the opening round; swept Columbia's Arhum Saleem at No. 5 in the national semifinal; fell to Tom De Mulder in three games at No. 5 in the national final.

Before Harvard
Captain of Pingry varsity squash in 2017 … played varsity squash at Pingry all four years … All-America selection by US Squash sophomore, junior and senior years of high school … Selected as NJISAA Scholar Athlete senior year … Ranked No. 1 in the U.S. Boys Under 15, Boys Under 17 and Boys Under 19 squash divisions … Won the Boys Under 17 U.S. Junior Open in 2015 … 2015 Boys Under 17 U.S. National Champion … Won Mixed and Boys Doubles National Championships in 2015 … Member of USA Junior National Team that placed third in the 2016 World Junior Championships … Boys Under 19 US National Championship finalist in 2017 … National Merit Commended Scholar … Cousin Zeke Scherl was captain of Harvard men’s squash in 2013.