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‘Juniors’ Archives

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:

Carson Craig
Hunter Matthews
Sam Patterson

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.

Tier 1 Tournament Points for Virginia Junior

There is a lot of interest in the upcoming Virginia Junior Mid-Atlantic Championship, which will be held Jan. 27-29, 2012 at Episcopal High School in Alexandria, VA. This tournament is a Tier 1 closed tournament, the highest level closed tournament in the nation.

It will award points at three-quarters of the rate of a Gold event.

It is open only to players who live in Maryland, DC, Virginia and the Carolinas or players who play for a MASO school team.

Here is how the points compare to a Gold tournament:

Gold Pts
Tier 1 Pts





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Washington Examiner Profiles Camille Lanier

Washington Examiner Profiles Camille Lanier

The Washington Examiner interviewed Camille Lanier, the top junior woman in NCS and US #5, in the Oct. 14 newspaper.

Here is an excerpt:

Examiner:  Most young women play tennis. Why squash?

Lanier: "Tennis is a very popular sport and I played it for 4 years myself. One day I just picked up squash because the courts were convenient to my house. Once I started taking lesson squash was just a much more interesting and complex sport to me. I found that squash was more intense and a challenge for me. I loved all the different shots you could make and even create. Also it was a much faster pace then tennis which meant anything could change in the score. You could win easily or if need be you could make a amazing comeback. "

Theo Mendez Wins Gold!

Congratulations to Theo Mendez who won his first Gold-level tournament (the highest level below a national championship event) at Cleveland's Chilly Pepper Open October 2.  Theo swept through the tournament and dropped just one game on the way to victory in the Boys Under 15 draw.

Congratulations also to Jacqueline Barnes who now sports her first top 10 USA ranking in Girls Under 17!

Northern Virginia Junior Bronze — Deadline Dec. 12

The Northern Virginia Bronze will be played at Potomac Squash Club (in Maryland!) and is a Junior Tournament geared for junior players beginning their competitive squash playing career. The event will be great fun with an emphasis on good sportsmanship and competitive matches. Minimum 3 matches for each player!

Boys and Girls draws U11 to U19. Please email JAHANGIR NASEEM with questions at jay@jahangirsquash.com or call him at 410-905-6317.

Deadline Dec. 12, or as soon as 70 players register.

Junior Tournaments Announced for Fall

National Capital Squash has published a new page with all the junior tournaments in the Mid-Atlantic region.

To date, US SQUASH has sanctioned six tournaments in our region this fall, and more are expected.  Check the new junior tournament page for announcements on the Winter 2012 tournament schedule.

Here is the upcoming Fall schedule:

Bare Hills Fall Classic, Baltimore — Junior Silver, Oct. 21-23
Capitol Hill Classic, Washington, DC — Junior Bronze, Nov. 11-13
Trifecta 1 Silver Tournament, Washington Area, Dec. 2-4
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Meadow Mill Junior Gold

This March 9-11 Baltimore tournament at Meadow Mill Athletic Club  is appropriate for elite players.

You can find more information and an entry form here.

Please keep in mind that daily start times are tentative.

Entry deadline is TBD.

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