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Washington Post Video Profiles Jacqueline Barnes

The Washington Post did a video profile of Jacqueline Barnes. Click here or on "read more" from the front page of the website to watch it in the juniors section of our website.

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Mendez Reaches Finals at Hunter Lott

NCS juniors played well at one of the nation's most prestigious Gold tournaments the weekend of Nov. 18-20 at Philadelphia's Merion Cricket Club.

Theo Mendez reached the finals of BU15, where he knocked out the #1 seed in a thrilling five-game match semifinal.

Geoffrey Keating, playing in his first tournament in four months after coming back from an injury, reached the BU 19 quarterfinals in a strong 32-player draw.

Kira Keating reached the quarterfinals, and then took the 5th place match with a convincing 3-0 win after winning her classic plate semis match 3-0.

Vassar Junior Classic

Congratulations to Duncan McGillivary, who took second place at the Vassar Junior Classic Silver Nov. 25-27.

Deerfield Gold

Cameron Bahadori took 17th place in a 64-player draw at the Deerfield Gold Nov. 25-27.  The tournament attracted about 225 players coming from all over the country and as far [...Read More...]

Kira Keating Profiled in the Gazette

The Montgomery Gazette profiled sophomore Kira Keating's role in the National Capital Squash's team win at the 2011 U.S. Squash Women’s Team Championships.

Excerpt:

An avid soccer player when she was younger, Potomac School (Va.) sophomore Kira Keating of Bethesda said she took up squash in 2007 because her two older brothers played the sport and it looked like fun.

But losing her first eight matches in sanctioned competition that year was slightly less enjoyable, Keating said.

“I’m really competitive so I kept wanting to go to more tournaments so I would finally win one,” she said. “ spanned a couple tournaments.”

Rather than turn her back on the sport, however, Keating said she found motivation in those early struggles.

“I won my first match in probably my third tournament and it felt amazing,” she said.

Keating has come a long way in five years. Last month, she [...Read More...]

Qazi Sweeps to Win in NY Bronze

Saad Qazi dominated at the Poly Prep Bronze Nov. 11-13 to win the BU 13 division.

It was his first tournament victory, and he did it in grand style, winning in a 17-player field without dropping a single game.  Two weeks before, he made the finals of the Pyramid Halloween Bronze in New York, where he lost the first two games before coming back to win a tough five-game match semifinal.

NCS Juniors Win Upsets at Capitol Hill Classic

NCS Juniors Win Upsets at Capitol Hill Classic

Despite an influx of players from New York to Georgia, NCS juniors more than held their own at the Capitol Hill Classic Bronze Nov. 11-13, 2011.

In the GU 15 division, Taylor Nides won all five of her matches.  She upset a nationally-ranked New Yorker ranked nearly 50 spots ahead of her in a thrilling five game match to secure the tournament championship. Isabel Young took third place.

In BU 13, Ryan Lovallo (in photo) scored another upset, winning the finals in a tough five-game match over a New Jersey boy ranked nearly 100 spots ahead of him. It was Ryan's first tournament win! Playing in his first ever tournament, Alex Snape took third place, an excellent start for a novice tournament player.

In BU 15, Zach Najera took third place in full 16-player draw by winning a tight five-game match. It was Zach's second tournament, an [...Read More...]

Three NCS Junior Women Reach Quarterfinals in JCT!

Three NCS Junior Women Reach Quarterfinals in JCT!



Congratulations to Camille Lanier (GU19), Jacqueline Barnes (GU17) and Kira Keating (GU17), who each reached the quarterfinals of the Junior Championship Tournament (JCT) in New York City last weekend. It's believed to be the first time that three NCS junior women have reached the quarters at a JCT or national selection event.

The JCTs are the highest level of junior tournaments in the US and each of these events is open only to the top-ranked 32 players in the nation who apply to play in them.

NCS Juniors Perform Well in Oct. Tournaments


Jacqueline Barnes Wins Gold!






Congratulations to Jacq Barnes, who won the GU17 Berwyn Junior Classic 2011 Gold tournament last weekend.  Jacq dropped just one game on the way to a convincing 3-0 win in the finals.  Theo Mendez reached the consolation finals and Cameron Bahadori played well and reached the consolation quarterfinals.





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NCS Juniors Play Key Role in National Championship Victory!

NCS Juniors Play Key Role in National Championship Victory!

Congratulations to Camille Lanier (second from left) and Kira Keating (right), who played #4 and #5 for the National Capital Squash "A" Team that defeated defending champion Philadelphia to win the A Division at the 2011 U.S. Women's Team Championships at the Meadow Mill Athletic Club in Baltimore, MD.






Camille and Kira played with team captain Larissa Stephenson (second from right), the Results, The Gym Pro who won all of her matches over the weekend, Margaret Gerety (left) and Shona Kerr.



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NCS Juniors Win Scholar Athlete Awards

Congratulations to the following NCS Juniors who won the 2010-2011 US SQUASH scholar athlete award:

BU19:
Carson Craig
Hunter Matthews
Sam Patterson

BU17:
Taimur Chaudhry
Zachary Ho
William Mendez
Sohrab Nawaz

GU 17
Caroline Resor

GWU Women Ranked #14 in Preseason Ranking

GWU Women Ranked #14 in Preseason Ranking

The College Squash Association today released their preseason rankings, and the George Washington University Women's Varsity Team is now ranked #14 nationally, up one position from the end of last year.

Last year's end of season ranking of 15 was the best in school history.  According to a preseason review of the team, there are three new players in "sophomore transfer Adrianna Calderon, who hails from Bogotá, Colombia; Charlotte Merison, a graduate of Taft; and Margeaux Abrams, an alum of Lower Merion High School."

GW has few home matches this season, with the most competitive against the #28 ranked St. Lawrence team on Jan. 16.

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