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    NCS Junior Awards — Strongest Group Ever »

    NCS Junior Awards — Strongest Group Ever


    National Capital Squash presented its annual junior awards Saturday, May 18, to the top junior players in the National Capital Squash (NCS) district. It was believed to be the strongest group of junior players in NCS history.





    The top award, the MVP award, was given to the highest ranked juniors. This year's winners were Arjith Mathew, Boys Under 13; Matthew Granovsky, Boys Under 17; Liam Rotzoll, Boys Under 19; Khadija Elhaddad, Girls Under 11; Elise Kang, Girls Under 13; Erica Maebius, Girls Under 15; Sofia L. Arseniev, Girls Under 17; and Emma V Wolf, Girls Under 17.





    Some of the MVP Award Winners



    The rookies of the year award is given to the highest ranked players in their first full season of competition. This year, the winners were Sami Garside (BU13) and Uma Patnaik (GU13).





    Rookies of the Year



    The most improved award [...Read More...]


    Alister Walker Reaches Final at World Masters »

    Several National Capital Squash competitors played deep in the draw at the first World Masters held in the USA.  Alister Walker, the head pro at The St. James, turned in the top result in reaching the final of the 39-player Mens 35+. After not dropping a game on the way to the final, he battled Laurens Jan Anjema, former world #9, to four games.

    Margaret Gerety reached the semis of the Womens 35+, where she ran into Lauren Briggs, former World #18 and the eventual winner of the division.

    Steve Hufford reached the round of 16 in the 80-player Men's 60+, where he put up a good fight against the eventual winner.

    Carole Grunberg won the consolation of the Women's 60+ after losing a tough five-game match to one of the semifinalists.
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    2019 High School Team Scholarships Deadline Dec. 31, 2018 »

    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 2019 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 up to $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.
    The team must have played team matches recorded in the US SQUASH database against other teams (ideally, at least four such matches prior to the seeding of the High School Championship).
    A team must have at least seven players.  The players [...Read More...]


    Liam Rotzoll Brings Home Bronze Medal from PanAm Juniors »

    Liam Rotzoll Brings Home Bronze Medal from PanAm Juniors

    Combined Reporting from US Squash and National Capital Squash

    Team USA ended its 2018 Pan American Junior Championships campaign by claiming bronze medals in both the girls’ and boys’ team competitions June 23, 2018 at the Capitol Squash Center in Brasilia, Brazil.

    The U.S. delegation returned home with a total of five medals, including the girls’ and boys team bronzes.

    Liam Rotzoll (right) celebrates bronze medal with Team USA teammates in Brazil.

    The boys’ team, including National Capital Squash Junior Liam Rotzoll, outperformed their eight seeding by making a surprise run to the semifinals. The U.S. boys clinched a spot in the semis with of an upset over four seeds Mexico in the quarterfinals. The boys eventually fell against a strong Canadian team in the semifinals, consigning the U.S. to bronze medals....Read More...]


    2018 Silver and Bronze National Championships Report »

    2018 Silver and Bronze National Championships Report

    National Capital juniors racked up many impressive results at the US Squash Silver National Championships, held at Meadow Mill Athletic Club in Baltimore.  Three made the finals.

    Emma Wolf, who played up an age group into GU19 and was seeded 14th, beat the #3 seed 3-0 in the round of 16. She won the final in five closely contested games.

    Emma Wolf (right) sends her opponent scrambling in the GU19 final.

    Ellis Chung took the GU11 title, scoring an upset over the #1 seed in the quarterfinals in four games. She went on to win the final in five games.

    Sofia Arseniev (GU15) dropped just one game on the way to the final, where she lost in four close games.

    Rohan Bhatia, down 2-1 in games, came back with 11-9 and 12-10 wins to take 5th in BU13.

    Aalia Husain made the quarterfinals in GU15. Erica [...Read More...]


    News

    8 New Squash Courts to Open Sept. 15 »

    The St. James will have a grand opening on September 15, including 8 new squash courts. This mega facility has state-of-the-art facilities with fields, rinks, pools and courts galore. The [...]


    Three National Championships Coming to DC in 2019! »

    The 2019 U.S. Women’s and S.L. Green U.S. Men’s Championships and 2019 National Squash Championships (aka the Masters age group championships) have been awarded to Squash on Fire! These are [...]


    2018 Silver and Bronze National Championships Report 2018 Silver and Bronze National Championships Report »

    National Capital juniors racked up many impressive results at the US Squash Silver National Championships, held at Meadow Mill Athletic Club in Baltimore.  Three made the finals. Emma Wolf, who [...]


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