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    ‘Women’ Archives

    The NCS Women's annual Holiday Hit was held on Sunday December 14 at McLean Racquet and Health Club. Eight women engaged in informal round-robin and "Queen-of-the-Court" play, nibbled on holiday baked goods and socialized.

    We thank McLean Racquet & Health Club for donating the court time!

    NCS Women “A” Team Wins Howe Cup for the Third Time in Seven Years

    NCS Women “A” Team Wins Howe Cup for the Third Time in Seven Years

    The 81stannual U.S. Women’s Team Championship, also known as the Howe Cup, was held the weekend of November 14-16 at the McArthur Squash Center at Boar’s Head Sports Club in Charlottesville, VA. Over 150 women competing in 5-woman teams in the singles divisions A, B, C, and D. The A team, organized by NCS member AJ Copeland, included former Results pro Larissa Stephenson (who now lives in Houston), NCS junior Isabel Young, Baltimore junior Casey Wong, and two “orphan” recruits, Alli Rubin from Boston and Mei Lin Ong from California. The team was dubbed the “Four Corners”, reflecting the geographic diversity of its members. The Four Corners team beat out three other strong A teams in a  round robin format to win the Howe Cup for NCS. The team’s first match against Boston was split 2-2 and came down to a nail-biter contest between captain and #1 player Larissa and her Boston opponent and close friend Fernanda Rocha; Larissa won in 5 games. With Larissa nursing a groin [...Read More...]

    Howe Cup practice schedule

    Howe Cup

    team practice/round robin/challenge match schedule

    Fall 2014




    Sat Oct 4
    PSC, 2:00-4:00pm
    D team training*

    Sun Oct 5
    Results, 2:30-4:00
    B team round robin2

    Sat Oct 11
    SCLA, 8:45-10:15am

    Results, 2:30-4:00

    Results, 4:00-5:30
    Lady Squasher Round Robin1

    B team training

    D team training

    Sun Oct 12

    Mon Oct 13 (Columbus Day)
    Potomac Squash Club

    All skill levels round robin*

    Sat Oct 18
    PSC, [...Read More...]

    Women’s Squash Night Report

    Women’s Squash Night Report

    The third annual national Women's Squash Week event was celebrated in style in the National Capital region! More than 35 women attended the event at McLean Health and Racquet Club on Tuesday night, September 23. Skill levels of the participants ranged from rank beginners to rusty old ex-varsity hardball players, some of whom have not been seen on a singles court in this area for more than 20  years! Players new to the area and new to the game were able to meet up with other players of similar skill level. Play started with queen-of-the-court to accommodate the large number of players, which segued into rotating 5-point PAR "games". The first 30 attendees got a charcoal gray commemorative T-shirt, courtesy of US Squash. Many thanks to McLean Health and Racquet Club, to National Capital Squash, and to US Squash for supporting this popular event!

    Womens’ Squash Night

    This event is FREE and open to women of all ages and skill levels!

    Kick off the season at McLean Racquet and Health Club

    1472 Chain Bridge Rd, McLean, VA

    Tuesday, Sept 23, 2014, 6:30 – 8:30pm

    After August 15, click here to sign up.

    New to the sport?
    Eager to get back into the game?
    Want to learn about squash opportunities for women?
    Meet other players at your level
    Learn about local clinics, leagues and tournaments
    Have a hit with old friends and new

    Questions? Email NCS VP-Women AJ Copeland: ajcopeland@copelandco.com

    Hosted by National Capital Squash and the McLean Racquet and Health Club

    Sponsored by US Squash

    Isabel Young wins Women’s 5.0 at National Skill Level Championship

    Isabel Young won the Women's 5.0 in the U.S. Squash Skill Level Championships. She also competed in the final of the Open 3.5 division. To make that final she won a four game match against a Virginia boy who played #2 and #3 this season on his high school varsity team.

    Tyler Stillwell reached the consolation finals of the Open 4.5 division.

    Howe Cup 2014 — Save the date — Nov. 14-16

     The U.S. National Women’s Team Championships will be hosted by the women of National Capital Squash, Nov 14-16, at the McArthur Squash Center in Charlottesville, Virginia. There will be 5-women team draws in the A, B, C, and D divisions, and Doubles draws in the A and B divisions.

    For more information, contact NCS VP-Women, AJ Copeland at ajcopeland@copelandco.com.

    Baltimore defeats National Capital in 5-4 Lacy Cup thriller

    Baltimore defeats National Capital in 5-4 Lacy Cup thriller

    On Sunday March 30 at the Potomac School courts, a 9-member team of selected National Capital Squash (NCS) women squash players took on their rivals from Baltimore in pursuit of the 2014 Lacy Cup, the annual DC-vs-Baltimore women's team competition.

    The bottom of the Baltimore ladder consisted of four young ladies from Baltimore's urban squash program, SquashWise. NCS newcomer and #9 player Claire Huschle lost 3-0 to her Baltimore opponent, as did #8 Maureen Wylie. Another NCS newcomer, Elizabeth Holdefer, fought a good battle at the #7 position and ultimately lost 3-1.

    The momentum shifted in the middle of the ladder, as Cindy Vojtech playing at the #6 position took her Baltimore opponent in 4 games. NCS #5 Ubu Grace Hoshizaki and #6 Donna Sharpe both swept their Baltimore opponents, 3-0. Potomac School student Isabel Young playing at [...Read More...]

    Ladies Squash annual Holiday Hit

    All women are invited to our annual squash-and-social event for the National Capital area: the women's "Holiday Hit".

    This year it will be held on Sunday Dec 15, from 4:00-7:00pm, at the brand new (gorgeous!) courts at the McLean Racquet & Health Club, which is located at 1472 Chain Bridge Road, McLean VA.

    Feel free to wear holiday-appropriate court attire, and bring a snack or beverage to share if you care to (but don't stress about that! -- come even if you don't bring something!).

    This event is FREE and open to women of all ages and skill levels.

    Women’s Squash Night Report

    Women’s Squash Night Report

    As part of the Women's Squash Week national promotion originated by US Squash, the National Capital Squash event was held on the evening of Wednesday September 25 at the Sports Club/LA in downtown Washington. Approximately 30 women of all ages and skill levels participated in the highly social event that included "Queen of the Court" play at three different skill levels. Women who are new to the game welcomed the opportunity to meet other players, and women new to the District were able to identify other women players at their level. The event was free to participants, and raspberry-colored T-shirts promoting "Women's Squash Week" donated by US Squash were distributed. The Women's Squash Night has proven to be a highly successful way to open the squash season in the NCS. Thanks to Sports Club/LA, National Capital Squash, and US Squash for supporting this event which we plan to continue [...Read More...]

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