Harrow Athlete Profile: Amanda Sobhy
Jump onto the squash court, and get caught up with Amanda Sobhy! Harrow Sports pro athlete, and Squash’s most-promising rising star. Amanda joined Harrow in March of this year after finishing her college squash career at Harvard University, with four individual national championships and a degree in Social Anthropology and Global Health to her name.
At world #11, Amanda is the highest ranked American on the PSA World Tour and the only American to win a World Championship title after becoming World Junior Champion in 2010. But the accomplishments don’t stop there. Earlier this summer, Sobhy represented the US at the Pan-American Games in Toronto where she won three gold medals, making her the best performing individual since Squash joined the games in 1995. Sobhy claimed her 14th PSA tour title, the 2015 NetSuite Open, in San Francisco, CA this past September. And most recently, Squash Magazine named her #1 on their list of Most Intriguing, Interesting, & Influential People of 2015.
The Long Island native comes from a family of Squash players. Both parents were highly accomplished athletes who met at a NY tournament that Amanda’s mother (Jodie Larson) managed and Amanda’s father (Khaled Sobhy) competed. Older brother Omar played at George Washington University and briefly played on the PSA tour in 2013. Younger sister Sabrina is the 2014 US National Champion and is following in her big sister’s footsteps playing for Harvard.
Sobhy currently resides in Boston, MA where she is coached by former world #1 and MIT coach Thierry Lincou, and Shahid Zaman Off the court, Amanda is a thrill-seeker at heart who loves to paddle-board, go skydiving and bungee-jumping.