Robinson and Rosini Save Match Balls at National Juniors

[Above: Thomas Rosini and Olivia Robinson] by Chris McClintick The 2019 U.S. Junior Championships yielded several firsts since the inaugural 1977 National Juniors. The first National Juniors ever held in Charlottesville, Virginia, saw the boys’ and girls’ five seeds—Olivia Robinson and Thomas Rosini—make tournament history by capturing the U19 titles. There were also no repeat […]

Stefanoni Continues Streak with Third title; Mawji Tops Boys’ Field

Above: At just fifteen years old, Marina Stefanoni is already ranked No. 77 in the world professionally. by Chris McClintick Five past champions picked up another national title at the sixty-third National Juniors, four of which came in new age divisions. The girls’ U19 draw saw four 2017 World Juniors teammates—Marina Stefanoni, Elisabeth Ross, Laila […]

Douglas and Stefanoni Reaffirm Junior Dominance; West Coast on the Rise

By Chris McClintick It was a banner year for Andrew Douglas and Marina Stefanoni, as both players repeated as national junior champions. While the 2016 National Juniors served as Douglas’ coming out party, the eighteen-year-old New Yorker returned to Harvard’s Murr Center as an established favorite, not only having defeated the defending world junior champion […]

Team USA Sends Message After Record 2017 British Junior Open

By Chris McClintick It was one of the biggest upsets in the long history of the British Junior Open. In January America’s Andrew Douglas, who two years ago placed twenty-second in the U17 division, upset the reigning world junior champion and BJO U19 top seed, Eain Yow Ng, in the round of sixteen. The result […]

Squash Boast: U.S. Junior Open Champions and Finalists

Two For the Ages

by Bill Buckingham Not only does seventy-four-year-old Jay Nelson clearly recall winning his first championship in any sport—the 1954 little league title in Saugus, MA, as a second baseman and pitcher—he also remembers many of the sixteen players he struck out hurling a perfect game at the age of twelve. While thirteen-year-old Marina Stefanoni’s recollection […]

Caring With Squash

By Nell Schwed Freshman at Dana Hall School, squash player and founder of her own nonprofit, Sydney Soloway uses the sport she loves to help children in need through SquashCares. Soloway’s squash career started early—in the fifth grade—but she wasn’t serious about it until joining the TOG Squash Academy, two years later. Squash provided a […]

2014 U.S. Junior Open

By Nell Schwed The U.S. Junior Open, hosted at Yale University in New Haven, CT, has grown into the largest individual junior tournament in the world. With nearly one-thousand entrants, representing thirty-five countries—the United States led the way in number of entrants; Canada and Egypt were a close second and third—across four venues, totaling forty-two […]

Junior National Team Prepares for Namibia

By Chris McClintick Last summer, Poland hosted its first-ever World Junior Squash Championships, which included the United States Junior Women’s team matching its best finish of second place. This summer, another nation will host its first World Junior Championships—Namibia. Six boys and five girls will travel to the south-African nation’s capital, Windhoek, August 10-21, to represent […]