Navani, Fouts and Glaser Honored with DeRoy Sportsmanship Award

(l-r): Riya Navani, Caroline Fouts, Andrew Glaser

Graduating junior squash players Riya Navani, Caroline Fouts and Andrew Glaser were presented with the 2024 DeRoy Sportsmanship Awards during the 2024 US Squash Junior Awards Night at the Arlen Specter US Squash Center Saturday, March 16. 2024 marks just the second time in the award’s twenty-six year history that three juniors earned the honor.

Created in 1998 through the support of the DeRoy Testamentary Foundation, the DeRoy Sportsmanship Award has honored one female and male graduating high school senior who displayed exemplary behavior on and off the court, while competing at a high level of junior squash.

Navani, a native of Milpitas, California, will attend Stanford University in the fall.

“When I was young and I had amazing role models who inspired me to improve  everyday and push myself and try and become the best player I could be,” Navani said. “I hope that myself and the players that are graduating this year are doing our part to be a role model to everyone else and help the standard of squash just get higher every year like it has been in my junior career. I hope that everyone here is inspired by somebody who loves them to become the best version of themselves.”

Fouts, a native of Rye, New York, will attend Harvard University in the fall.

“Over the years I learned a lot that although many of us start playing squash individually, it is truly a team effort with people supporting us every step of the way,” Fouts said. “Some of the most impactful lessons have been from the people I compete alongside with everyday. Although it saddens me that my eight-year career is coming to an end, I am so grateful for the memories and opportunities that US Squash has provided me, the most important being the community that i am a part of.”

Glaser, a native of Haverford, Pennsylvania, will attend Princeton in the fall.

“In squash a lot of things are completely out of your control but the one thing thats always in control is the way you act,” Glaser said. “The thing I’m most proud about my junior career is at national tournaments or championships, I always strive to be the best person I can be on court.”

Watch the DeRoy Award recipients’ full remarks below: