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NCS Juniors Who Played College Squash

Many NCS junior players go on to play squash in college and most of the players listed below were recruits at these colleges. Below are juniors who have played (or plan to play) squash in college, listed by their high school graduation year.

If you know of an athlete not on this list or any corrections that should be made to the list, please email us at juniors@nationalcapitalsquash.org.

2011

Greg Berson – Northeastern University
Kevin Chen – Williams College
Cesar Peralta – Hobart College

2010

Eric Caine – Yale University
Jeremy Ho – Tufts University
Bryan Keating – Cornell University
Andy Maruca – Williams College
Lindsay McDonough – Trinity College
Alexander Nassikas – Wesleyan University

2009

Louisa Cannell -- Bowdoin College
Nick Nord -- University of Edinburgh
David Scott – Boston [...Read More...]

NCS Juniors Play Up in Philly Gold

Rod Barnes reports the following from the Graham Company Open Junior Gold tournament in Philadelphia.

"It was very tough, and I am sure an onslaught for those who have not played a GOLD in Philly before. However, the good news is most of the NCS players played above their ranking, some of you way above your ranking. In the table below, I have extracted the data.  A couple of examples below,

Dimitri is currently nationally ranked 128 with average of 174 points, but played to 550 points which is currently the equivalent of 44th in the country.
Caroline is currently ranked 94th but played to equivalent of  71st,
Bruce the Astonisher (Victor Balcer), continuing his rampage with a current ranking of 474th, earning points that would see him a well,  astonishing 71st!

"(Note that to get the ranking indicating you would have to continue these results over four tournaments.)

"Besides the points reward for taking [...Read More...]

Mid-Atlantic Junior Series

National Capital Squash is pleased to announce the first ever Mid-Atlantic Junior Series competition and prizes. Points will be awarded for finishes in each of the up to 14 junior tournaments that will be held in Maryland, DC and Virginia this coming season. At the end of the season there will be special awards for the Mid-Atlantic Junior Series champion and runner up.

You can view the winners here.

Awards

Overall Winner and Runner Up – in each Age/Gender Division
Winner, Bronze Division (national ranking 65+ on April 1, 2011) in each Age/Gender Division.
Rookie Award Winner, in each Age/Gender Division. (Played less than 4 tournaments before May 1, 2010.)

Points will be calculated using US SQUASH points earned in each tournament, and your best four results will be used. So the more you play the better your chance to get more match experience and win a [...Read More...]

Mid-Atlantic Junior Series Standings

National Capital Squash is pleased to publish the first Mid-Atlantic Junior Series overall standings.



Points are awarded for finishes in each of the up to 14 junior tournaments that will be held in Maryland, DC and Virginia this coming season. At the end of the season there will be special awards for the Mid-Atlantic Junior Series champion and runner up.

Awards




Overall Winner and Runner Up – in each Age/Gender Division
Winner, Bronze Division (national ranking 65+) in each Age/Gender Division.
Rookie Award Winner, in each Age/Gender Division.

Points will be calculated using US SQUASH points earned in [...Read More...]

2011 $12,000 PSA National Capital Open

February 8-13, 2011

AussieNick are following on from the success of the first five years of the National Capital Open and are thrilled to announce their hosting of the 2011  $12,000  PSA National Capital Open Squash Tournament. The Open will benefit the 501.3c urban youth program, SquashEmpower.  This PSA Challenger event ($10k+ prize money)  is coordinated with several other regional professional tournaments including the Richmond Super Series, allowing us again to attract some of the world's top squash players.  AussieNick are  looking for major and minor sponsors.  All profits will go directly to SquashEmpower! The Open will be held at the Bethesda Sport& Health Club concurrently with the US Squash-sanctioned WinterSun Amateur tournament for a festive (and noisy) weekend of squash.


Go [...Read More...]

SIVL Begins 5th Season

The Sport & Health Interclub Varsity league (SIVL) has commenced its 5th year of programming. Combining 30 minor round matches, playoffs and finals it is a busy season for the program's participants. Defending Division 1 champions Whitman High School (captain Jacqueline Barnes) and Division 2 champions (captain Alex Becker) are keen to retain the beautiful SIVL silver cups at their schools for another season.

Participants in this winters competition include in Div 1 Whitman 1A, Whitman 1B, BCC 1, Wakefield, Landon, and an Independent Combination team with students form GDS, St Albans, St Andrews, Walter Johnson, Sidwell, Landon and Pyle.

Participants in Div 2 are from Whitman 2, BCC 2, Stoneridge, and Landon 2.

Matches run from late November through February 2011. Participants will also play in an end of season tournament as part of the Sport & Health Wintersun and receive free tickets to the National Capital Open PSA tournament [...Read More...]

Video: 1986 Rolex USSRA Softball Squash National Championships in Washington, DC

In September 1986, Washington hosted the USSRA Softball National Championships at area clubs. Mr. Meherji K. Madan produced a VHS videotape of the event called "A Vignette, With Love" in honor of the late Ambassador William H.G. FitzGerald, friend and sponsor of squash and creator of the annual FitzGerald Cup team match between Baltimore and Washington first held in 1955, still contested.

The Championships boasted 350 male and female players in various skill and age groups. It was hosted at five different venues! The Vignette, funded by a modest NCS grant of $1,000, captures the spirit of full cooperation among area clubs, and the excitement of the United States' most prestigious squash championship. See scenes of the competitions and interviews of the players and organizers and squash personalities including past USSRA Executive Director Darwin Kingsley and Geff Fisher, in whose honor the annual NCS Fisher Cup has been played since 1992. A lively music score [...Read More...]

Advice on the New Junior Ranking Sytsem

To date US SQUASH has made several announcements concerning the new ranking system.

There is a page of frequently asked questions, which is a good place to start.

The details of the new system can be found here (pdf).

There is a webpage devoted to all the details here.

Much of the following advice about the new system is based on a email that Philadelphia professional Mike Jefferys wrote.

You don't get penalized for playing a tournament. You should play at least four tournaments to get a ranking that reflects your ability. Your total tournament points are divided by four, even if you only played two tournaments by [...Read More...]

Sno-Ball Slo-Ball Squash Tournament

December 10-12, 2010,  The University Club of Washington

Draws: 5.5, 4.5, 3.5, 2.5;

Women 4.0, 3.5, 2.5

60+ Age Group

Entry Fees: US Squash Members $65.00,  Non-US Squash Members $80.00

Fee includes Mementos, Saturday Lunch and Dinner Party and Awards

2010 Sno-ball Slo-ball registration form

Sport & Health Squash Handicap Tournament for SquashEmpower

Sunday, October 17, 2010 at Bethesda Sport & Health Club, Bethesda MD

S&H Members: $25
Nonmembers: Juniors - $30, Adults - $35

Register Here

A great way to play with different level players and have a terrific social time!

Profits will go towards SquashEmpower, an urban youth development program that seeks to combine squash with academic tutoring and mentoring for disadvantaged youth in the District of Columbia.

For more information please call Program Director Connie Barnes at 301-807-9905 and click here

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