National Capital Squash sent five teams in four divisions to the 2015 Howe Cup, held at the Murr Center courts of Harvard University in Boston, MA. This was the largest ever Howe Cup, with more than 250 women from all over the country and Canada participating in the three-day event November 7-9.
Left to right: Leslie Cameron, Chanel Erasmus, Maria Porras, Lindsay Wong, Casey Wong
The NCS A team featured Baltimore high school senior Casey Wong at #1, the only woman returning from the 2014 Howe Cup championship A team. Howe Cup newcomer Chanel Erasmus, a recent Trinity graduate, was recruited to play #2. Recent George Washington University graduate and Colombia native Maria Porras played in her first Howe Cup at #3. Casey’s older sister and new NCS member Lindsay Wong played #4, and rounding out the team at #5 and serving as captain was [...Read More...]
National Capital Squash (NCS) is pleased to announce a scholarship program to encourage high school varsity or club teams to participate in the US SQUASH 2016 National High School Championships.
The High School Championships offers divisions for teams at all skill levels. Even if your team has never played in a team tournament, you will be placed in a division that should provide good competition.
There are up to two scholarships for up to two teams. Each scholarship would be for $1500 to pay for entry fees and a portion of other expenses.
Here are the eligibility requirements:
The school has not sent any team to any prior US SQUASH High School Championship.
At least two players on the team must have a US SQUASH junior ranking, which requires participation in at least three sanctioned tournaments in the prior 11 months.
A team must have at least seven players. The players do not all have to be of high [...Read More...]
Gonzaga High School, an all boys private school in Washington DC, is in search of a Varsity Squash Coach. The program is going into its 12th year as a Varsity Sport. The team practices and plays at The Results Gym on Capital Hill. Interested candidates can send resume and cover letter to Gonzaga Athletic Director, Joe Reyda, at firstname.lastname@example.org. [...Read More...]
The Potomac School, a K-12 coed day school located on a 90-acre campus in McLean, VA (three miles from Washington DC) is seeking qualified candidates with prior successful coaching experience at the high school level or above to serve as head squash coach. Required characteristics and skills include effective communication with students, parents, administrators, faculty, and the community; ability to educate and motivate students and help them build character; willingness to lead by example through a high level of organization and effort; and experience in building an athletic program that is successful and respected in the community.
A minimum of three years of related experience and a bachelor’s degree are required. Interested candidates should send resume and cover letter to Cas Blanchard, Director of Girls Athletics, at [...Read More...]
Report by Tefft Smith
The US Squash Hardball Singles season got off to a GREAT start at the 12th Annual Cardinal in D.C. the weekend of November 8. There was a significant new hardball entry -- Sabrina Sobhy -- the reigning US Squash Women’s National Champion! So now, hardballers can count both the US Squash Men’s and Women’s National Champions as hardball enthusiasts and promoters of hardball singles play, as both GREAT fun and an enhancement to soft ball performance.
Sabrina rapidly and progressively evolved as a hardballer. She defeated several hardball veterans before falling to her brother, 23 year old Omar Sobhy, the Pro at the Metropolitan Club, a highly ranked 6.0 softballer.
This year’s opening hardball singles tournament was played on the Met’s magnificent glass back walled, traditional hardball court. Omar’s and Sabrina’s match came in the semi-finals. Not surprisingly, it attracted quite a crowd. 18 year [...Read More...]
At the Saturday night party in conjunction with the 2015 Howe Cup, the Women’s Committee of US Squash presented two annual awards, both to National Capital Squash women. Congratulations to AJ [...]
All National Capital Squash members (if you live in the Washington DC area and are a member of US Squash -- you are automatically a National Capital Squash member) are invited to participate in the [...]
National Capital Squash is fielding women's teams to play in this event. Teams are available for all skill levels! Learn more here. [...]
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