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Silver Championships Decided in Connecticut; Inaugural Silvebration Recognizes Sportsmanship and Excellence

U.S. Junior Sportsmanship Award – Honorable Mention recipients

288 juniors descended on Stamford, Connecticut, to compete in the 2019 U.S. Junior Silver Squash Championships, April 5-7, at Chelsea Piers Connecticut and MSquash in Port Chester, New York.

The silver championships follow the National Juniors as the second of three junior national championship tournaments, with entries restricted to players ranked outside of the top thirty-two in the country. Players competed across ten divisions: boys’ and girls’ U11, U13, U15, U17 and U19. View all results here. View finals day images here.

Champions:
GU19: Lark Ervasti (Brooklyn, NY)
BU19: Collin Wen (Short Hills, NJ)
GU17: Aleezah Burhan (Wayne, PA)
BU17: Christopher Kenny (Greenwich, CT)
GU15: Nili Sprecher (Rye Brook, NY)
BU15: Thomas Soltanian (Hunt Valley, MD)
GU13: Yasmine Khan-Picinich (Seattle, WA)
BU13: James Murphy (Bronxville, NY)
GU11: Lucy Pierce (Bryn Mawr, PA)
BU11: Yaseen Shalaby (New York, NY)

Saturday night, the Stamford Sheraton hosted more than 200 people for the inaugural Junior Silvebration Dinner–a celebration of sportsmanship, excellence and those families and seniors graduating from the junior squash community. View images from the Junior Silvebration Dinner here.

Thank you to the Junior Silvebration Dinner Patrons:
-The Crowder Bacon Family
-The Uppuluri Family

The William T. Ketcham Jr. Honorable Mention Award was given to players who had shown extraordinary commitment to the sport while significantly improving their game. Each displayed the largest ranking increase from March 21, 2018 to February 27, 2019 and competed in the Silver Nationals.

William T. Ketcham Jr. Most Improved Award Honorable Mention Recipients:
GU19: Eva Finney
BU19: Carter Joyce
GU17: Marguerite Crowder
BU17: Jack Corkum
GU15: Dina Morsy
BU15: Benjamin Korengold
GU13: Lily Bourell
GU13: Fionnoula Brandon
BU13: Andrew Ko
GU11: Eva Friedlander
GU11: Marina Kluzak
BU11: James Bourell
BU11: Owen Hecker

For the first time at the Silver Nationals, one player in each division was recognized with the U.S. Junior Sportsmanship Award – Honorable Mention. Members of the junior squash community nominated the recipients based on their exemplary demeanor on and off court.

U.S. Junior Sportsmanship Awards – Honorable Mention:
GU19: Portia Pliam
BU19: Will McLaren
GU17: Eliza Mills
BU17: Chris Kenny
GU15: Nili Sprecher
BU15:  Vandrick Inman-Benavente
GU13: Katherine Grissom
BU13: Avinash Uppuluri
GU11: Gabrielle Glaser
BU11: Jack Paternotte

The 2019 U.S. Junior Bronze Squash Championships–featuring players ranked outside the top sixty-four–concludes the junior national championships series, April 12-14,

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