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Copeland, Butterfield Receive Awards at Howe Cup

Copeland, Butterfield Receive Awards at Howe Cup

At the Saturday night party in conjunction with the 2015 Howe Cup, the Women’s Committee of US Squash presented two annual awards, both to National Capital Squash women.

Congratulations to AJ Copeland who won the prestigious Achievement Award, and to Mona Butterfield – whose passion and dedication to squash are demonstrated in her

organizing the National Capital Squash C and D level DC teams despite the fact she herself can no longer play -- for the Sportsmanship Award.

Here is the US Squash write up on the awards:

The revered Saturday night party took place at the Boston Aquarium where the Feron’s Wedgwood Sportsmanship Trophy and Women’s Achievement Bowl were presented to surprise winners, Mona Butterfield and AJ Copeland respectively. Both Butterfield and Copeland are active in National Capital Squash. Despite continued knee problems which now keep Mona away from actual competition, Mona can [...Read More...]

NCS Fields Five Teams at 2015 U. S. Women’s Team Championship (Howe Cup)

NCS Fields Five Teams at 2015 U. S. Women’s Team Championship (Howe Cup)

National Capital Squash sent five teams in four divisions to the 2015 Howe Cup, held at the Murr Center courts of Harvard University in Boston, MA. This was the largest ever Howe Cup, with more than 250 women from all over the country and Canada participating in the three-day event November 7-9.

A team

Left to right: Leslie Cameron, Chanel Erasmus, Maria Porras, Lindsay Wong, Casey Wong

The NCS A team featured Baltimore high school senior Casey Wong at #1, the only woman returning from the 2014 Howe Cup championship A team. Howe Cup newcomer Chanel Erasmus, a recent Trinity graduate, was recruited to play #2. Recent George Washington University graduate and Colombia native Maria Porras played in her first Howe Cup at #3. Casey’s older sister and new NCS member Lindsay Wong played #4, and rounding out the team at #5 and serving as captain was [...Read More...]

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...]

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