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US Squash to Recognize Sportsmanship and Excellence at Junior Awards Dinner

The 2018 U.S. Junior Squash Championships will feature the inaugural US Squash Junior Awards Dinner Saturday night at the Hyatt Regency in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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Four major awards will be bestowed during the dinner. Squash legend and US Squash Sportsmanship Spokesman Chet Blitzer will be in attendance and available for autographs and pictures with his fans.

The annual DeRoy Sportsmanship Award will be presented to two graduating seniors who have displayed exemplary on and off court behavior while competing at a high level in squash.

For the first time, US Squash will recognize a player in each age division who has displayed model sportsmanship throughout this season.

Cincinnati, Ohio-based coach Neal Tew will be honored with the USOC Developmental Coach of the Year Award in a special presentation.

Ten players will receive the William T. Ketcham Jr. Award for Most Improved Player, recognizing those who have demonstrated complete dedication to the sport by significantly raising the level of their game. The boy and girl in each division who displayed the largest increase in ranking from March 22, 2017 to February 28, 2018 and also competed in the National Juniors will receive the award.

Graduating seniors and parents whose last child is graduating from junior squash will also be recognized for their commitment to squash.

The dinner will take place from 7-9pm EDT. For more information visit the 2018 National Juniors tournament page.

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