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2009-2010 Junior Awards

National Capital Squash is pleased to announce a new annual awards program to recognize the achievements of juniors who have excelled in US Squash sanctioned tournament play during the 2009-2010 season.

All awards were based on objective standards and we plan to continue presenting these awards on an annual basis for future seasons.

Congratulations to all the award winners for a fine season!

Most Improved Players:

Kira Keating -- Girls Under 15
Cesar Peralta -- Boys Under 17
Geoffrey Keating -- Boys Under 19

Rookies of the Year:

Zachary Ho -- BU13 & BU15
Rachel Brown -- GU17 & GU19
Cameron Bahadori -- BU13 & BU15
Alexander Alvarez -- BU17 & BU19
Greg Berson -- BU17 & BU19
Caroline Resor -- GU17 & GU19

Most Valuable Players:

Liam Rotzoll -- Boys Under 11
Theo Mendez -- Boys Under 13
Zachary Ho -- Boys [...Read More...]

Bronze Nationals Report

Many NCS Juniors came home with trophies from the Bronze National Championships at Yale Sunday April 25, 2010, and those who did not can be proud of their achievements. Every player who entered proved he or she is competitive in a nationally contested tournament!

Here is a report on the nine NCS players who played through the last day of the tournament:

Geoffrey Keating, playing up an age division in BU19, took second place, losing in the finals to Baltimore's David Snyder. Just two years ago, Geoff made it to the semis in the BU15 Bronze Nationals, so you could say he made more than four years of progress in less than two years.

Zach Ho lost a very tight 5 game match in the BU15 semifinals this morning, with two games decided 11-9 and one 12-10! Zach went on to win third place in another closely contested five game match. This was Zach's first national tournament, a fantastic result!

Alex Alvarez won third place in BU17, [...Read More...]

Bronze Nationals, Day 2

NCS juniors played well in another successful day of squash Saturday at Yale University in New Haven, CT. Nine of the fifteen here at the Bronze National Championships will play in semifinal, third place and/or finals matches on Sunday, an incredible result. Quite possibly more would still be playing through Sunday, but in several cases two NCS players had to play each other today, and obviously only one could win.

Having all the NCS players playing here has been great -- the players are all doing their best to support each other. It's like having a home away from home and a fan base hundreds of miles from home.

In the BU15s, Zach Ho topped Theo Mendez in the quarterfinals. Zach advances to the semifinals, and Theo plays a semifinal for the right to the fifth place match. Cameron Bahadori lost in the third round of the consolations, meaning he finished in the top 24 of the 60 players here, a promising start for an NCS rookie junior playing in his [...Read More...]

Bronze Nationals, Day 1

Congratulations to the 15 National Capital Squash area juniors who were accepted into the US SQUASH Bronze National Championships at Yale University April 23-25. This is a record number of NCS juniors who qualified for the tournament. We will be reporting each day on the highlights.

There is a record turnout here in BU15, with 60 juniors nationwide competing. Theo Mendez and Zach Ho cruised, winning both their first two matches comfortably, and both have advanced to the round of 16. Cameron Bahadori won his round of 64 match, then fell to the #1 seed in a competitive match. Cameron won his first round consolation match. Caden Petersmeyer lost his first round consolation match, playing very well and taking a game off a highly rated opponent. He moves to the plate division.

In BU17, Alex Alvarez overwhelmed his first two opponents, and has reached the quarterfinals, where he faces the #4 seed Saturday. Cyrus Nassikas, Greg Berson and Sam Patterson [...Read More...]

National Capital Squash 2010 Inaugural Junior Championship

National Capital Squash 2010 Inaugural Junior Championship

Congratulations to the local juniors who became part of squash history by playing in the first ever National Capital Squash Junior Championship tournament Feb. 27-28.

Here are the results:

Division 1

GU15 Winner -- Anna Armstrong; Finalist -- Emma Resor

BU15 Winner -- Zach Ho; Finalist -- Theo Mendez; Third Place Cameron Bahadori; Fourth Place Caden Petersmeyer

GU17 Winner -- Jacqueline Barnes; Finalist -- Rachel Brown

BU17 Winner -- Dimitri Halikias; Finalist -- Cyrus Nassikas

BU19 Winner -- Alexander Nassikas; Finalist -- Geoffrey Keating

Division 2

GU17 Winner -- Allegra Wilson; Finalist -- Caroline Charendoff

BU17 Winner -- Patrick Hackett; Finalist -- Tyler Smallwood

BU19 Winner -- Nicholas Mendez; Finalist -- Reilley Keane

Complete results for [...Read More...]

Round up of SIVL Sport & Health Interclub Varsity League – by Connie Barnes

After a grueling winter of 36 matches at four Sport & Health Clubs, the SIVL Divisional Finals were held on February 26th.  The Finals were one week after the SIVL tournament which attracted more than 100 juniors. 

Here are the Winners and Finalists of Division 1:

BU20:  Winner - Peter Fredman (Whitman).  Finalist - Clive Chang (Landon)

BU17 (to be played):  Sam Patterson (BCC) vs. Jacq Barnes (Whitman) 

BU15:  Winner - Theo Mendez (Sidwell).  Finalist - Jeremy Barnes (Whitman)

GU20:  Winner - Viveka Mishra (Sidwell).  Finalist - Meg Armstrong (Madeira)

GU17:  Winner - Jacq Barnes (Whitman).  Finalist - Rachel Brown (Sidwell)

 GU15:  Winner  - Anna Armstrong (Madeira).  Finalist - Maddie Klaff (Madeira) 

It was an outstanding finish to a great season! 

The Division 2 SIVL Championship Team was decided by the seventh and [...Read More...]

Junior Participation in Fisher Cup

There were many impressive Junior performances in this year's Fisher Cup. Geoffrey Keating (div.5) won division five over Jeff Bede 3-1. Another title winner this year was Jacqueline Barnes of Bethesda who beat Donna Sharpe in the Women's C/D division. Merrit Moore also participated in Division 3, but lost in the first round. Kira Keating participated as well, but lost in the first round. Bryan Keating, playing Premier League, clawed his way to the finals after a victory over Results player Terry Hindermann. Bryan lost to Jake Gross in five in a grueling one hour twenty minute match, a rare sight at these events. The Fisher Cup is a great tournament Juniors can enter if they qualify, so get on court and join the league!

Potomac School Varsity #14 in Nation!

Potomac School Varsity #14 in Nation!

Concluding this year's undefeated season in regular play, The Potomac School squash team siezed the he ranking of 14th in the nation. Headed by Coach Steve Hufford and Captains Bryan Keating and Zander Nassikas, the team competed in the National High School Squash Championships February 6-8, 2009 in New Haven, Connecticut on the grounds of Yale University and Choate Rosemary Hall prep school. The largest single squash tournament in the world, it drew over 800 players from 93 teams and 16 states. For the second time in three years, Potomac boys team qualified to compete in Division 1, the top level of play in the nation. The team also dominated the Mid-Atlantic Confrence Championships this year, winning their second title in three years. The team came out victorious against their arch rival, Gilman 6-3.

Sport & Health Interclub Varsity League

The inaugural season of the Sport & Health Interclub Varsity League finished Friday Feb 29, 2008 with a presentation which saw Bethesda–Chevy Chase High School victorious. Caroline Sieber (B-CC Captain) was presented with the beautiful SIVL Cup which will be held in the Trophy Case at the school for the year. Connie Barnes, Director of Squash for Sport & Health, was magnanimous in her praise of Ms Sieber who also received a $200 Gift Certificate as the SIVL Most Valuable Player for the 2007-08 season.

Coach Barnes said that the SIVL has already become one of the largest High School squash leagues in the US . This season players from Landon, Whitman, St Albans, Holton Arms, Langley , Stone Ridge, Madeira , St Stephens and St Agnes, and GDS participated in 30 matches over the winter season. The B-CC team with its captain’s excellent promotion and organization skills included 17 players. Coach Barnes said that 3 other local school had already requested inclusion for [...Read More...]

Sport & Health Middle School Tourney

To participate is to WIN!

Thank-you to those parents who visited with us last Tuesday to watch a stunning display of squash matches at the Sport & Health Middle School League SML at Bethesda S&H.

I was impressed by the wonderful sportsmanlike behavior and impressive squash (especially by newcomers Copper). The Pyle team are in their third year and their enthusiasm for the sport is terrific! Westland and Holton Arms are in their second year. The format for the competition included participants divided into 3 groups including players from different schools. Those players then played 1 game against each other. 103 games were played by 25 participants!

Outstanding performances were recorded by: Jacqueline (Pyle), Jeremy (Pyle), with special commendation for Nathalie (Holton Arms), Alex (Westland) and Phil (Cooper) in Group 1. Thomas (Westland) was outstanding with special commendation Tyler (Pyle) and Robby (Cooper) in Group 2. Win (Holton [...Read More...]

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