Neel Das
Neel Das
Height: 5-8
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Needham, Mass.
High School: Needham
Major: Mechanical Engineering

2018-19: CSA Scholar-Athlete ... closed his junior year with a record of 12-6 ... went 1-0 at position five, 5-6 at position eight and 6-0 at position nine ... at the CSA Team Championship ... defeated Benni McComish of No. 21 Bates (11-5, 11-9, 5-11, 11-6) and David Pincus of No. 17 Williams (11-6, 11-9, 8-11, 5-11, 11-6) ... won nine matches against student-athletes from nationally-ranked teams ... six of his wins came in via three-set sweeps ... helped MIT win its first-ever CSA national title as the Engineers won the Division C Summers Cup on February 17 ... [SEASON STATS]

2017-18:
Finished his sophomore campaign with a record of 14-7, which tied him for the second most wins on the team … went 1-0 at position six, 1-2 at position seven, 10-2 at position eight and 2-3 at position nine … at the CSA Team National Championship, defeated Matt Epstein of No. 23 Colby at position nine … against players from nationally-ranked teams was 10-7, which was highlighted by three-set sweeps of Trevor Lang of No. 26 Hobart (11-5, 11-6, 11-6), Winston Simone of No. 26 Connecticut College (11-2, 11-7, 11-7), Ward Urban of No. 26 Hamilton (11-4, 11-4, 11-4), Josh Lee of No. 28 Tufts (11-6, 13-11, 11-5), Bryan Yekelchik of No. 32 Bucknell (11-7, 11-3, 11-8) and George McLanahan of No. 33 Denison (11-9, 11-3, 11-8) … when his matches went to five sets, posted a record of 3-1 which included thrilling victories over Thomas Wolpow of No. 21 Middlebury (12-10, 13-11, 6-11, 11-13, 11-5), Andrew Swapp of No. 22 Colby (10-12, 12-10, 11-7, 10-12, 14-12) and Drew Clark of No. 27 Bowdoin (6-11, 8-11, 13-11, 11-3, 11-4) … [SEASON STATS]

2016-17:
CSA Harrow Sports College Squash Player of the Week (2/2) ... opened his collegiate career by winning 13 matches (13-7), which ranked fifth on the team … went 1-0 at position three, 2-1 at five, 5-4 at six, 2-1 at seven and 3-1 at eight … at the CSA Team National Championship, defeated Lucas Sheiner of No. 24 Amherst 11-5, 11-8, 11-4 … also earned wins against nationally ranked opponents including No. 22 Hobart College, No. 24 Amherst College, No. 24 Bowdoin College, No. 28 Tufts University, No. 29 Connecticut College and No. 30 Haverford College … [SEASON STATS]

Off the Court at MIT: Majoring in mechanical engineering … former intern at Shell … intern at Shell and Bose ... Researched autonomous boats in the Senseable City Lab … Treasurer of 2017 Career Fair … Kappa Sigma.

High School: A 2016 graduate of Needham High School ... two-year captain of the squash team ... U.S. Squash Scholar-Athlete ... Needham High School Athletic Excellence Award ... Massachusetts State Junior Champion BU15 and BU17, finalist BU19 ... U.S. Squash Championship Finalist BU17 ... Honor Roll ... National Merit Finalist ... Yale University Book Award ... National Latin Exam Gold Medal.