National Capital Squash juniors took home four of the five titles in the girls divisions and BU15 to score wins in over half the divisions at the Mid-Atlantic Junior Championships, which were played at Squash on Fire Oct. 21-22. The tournament was open to juniors from Delaware, District of Columbia, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina and Virginia. NCS junior girls swept the top two positions in GU19, GU13 and GU11. Hanna Chaudhry dropped just one game in GU19, to finalist Shalika Neelaveni. It was Hanna's third regional title. Khadija Elhaddad won GU11, beating Caroline Dupree, who knocked out the #2 seed from Baltimore with a 3-0 win. GU13s Layah Nasr and Elise Kang swept the top two spots, with each reaching the finals with consecutive 3-0 wins. Aalia Husain edged the #3 seed Erica Maebius in a closely contested five game match in the GU15 semis. Aalia then beat the #1 seed 3-0 in the final, … Continue Reading ››
Congratulations to the 2016-2017 Junior Award Winners. A complete list appears here. These awards recognize the achievements of juniors who have excelled in US Squash sanctioned tournament and high school match play during the 2016-2017 season. Pictured above are eight of the 12 All Star Award recipients. From left, Layah Nasr (GU13), Aalia Husain (GU15), Matthew Granovsky (BU15), Lucas Bitar (BU11), Hanna Chaudhry (GU17), … Continue Reading ››
Perhaps the squash community can learn from the successful model at the Maryland Table Tennis Center. This Washington Post story tells how a local model spread around the USA.
National Capital Squash is pleased to announce the sixth annual junior awards and recognize the achievements of juniors who have excelled in US Squash sanctioned tournament and high school match play during the 2015-2016 season.All awards were based on objective standards and we plan to continue presenting these awards on an annual basis for future seasons. Each award winner was presented with a nice trophy at a reception and ceremony sponsored by Squash on Fire. Congratulations to all the award winners for a fine season! Rookie of the Year Christopher Kang -- Boys Under 13 Most Improved Players Julien D. Berman -- Boys Under 13 Cameron Darnell -- Boys Under 15 William Chen -- Boys Under 17 Alexander Bochenek -- Boys Under 19 Erica Maebius -- Girls Under 13 Emma V. Wolf -- Girls Under 15 Most Valuable Players Christopher Kang -- Boys Under 13 Cameron Darnell -- Boys … Continue Reading ››
National Capital Squash sponsored five teams to play in the 2016 U.S. Women’s Team National Championships, held in Chelsea Piers, Stamford CT the weekend of Nov 11-13. A team The National Capital ACES played in a round robin format against five other A teams, ultimately winning two contests and losing three. On Friday they defeated a Connecticut team 4-1, and lost to a Boston team 1-4. On Saturday they lost to the New York team that ultimately won the Cup, 0-5, and again to a Philadelphia team 2-3. On Sunday they defeated a very tough “Gabler’s Gang” Connecticut team 3-2. Captain Margaret Gerety, playing at the #2 position, pulled out an amazing 5-game win against pro and perennial contender Juliana Lilien, (10), 7, (8), 6, … Continue Reading ››
National Capital Squash (NCS) Board of Directors Meeting Minutes Monday, September 26, 2016 The following directors were present at the meeting, conducted by a telephone conference call: Leslie Connolly Aasim Husain David Keating Mercedes Young Abir Ray Jimmy Li There were 6 directors present, a quorum. The first item discussed was the proposal of a special test membership for the Mid-Atlantic region. This special membership would adjust dues for high school team members to $49 (about half price) to play in a local high school league and/or the National High School Championships. The fee would also include the referee exam. If a student then decided to play silver or higher tournaments, they could upgrade to a full membership for an additional $50. Districts would still receive 21% of the dues collected. After discussion, there were no objections to try this roll-out in the Mid-Atlantic region. The next discussions reviewed recent executive committee actions, the first of which approved … Continue Reading ››
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