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2016 Champions of Spring

2016 Champions of Spring

The curtains have officially come down on the 4th Annual Junior Premier Outdoor League (JPOL). This spring brought many challenges including the weather, playing through to the end in rain, snow, wind and ice. However, based on feedback it was another successful year.

2016 welcomed the addition of Region 8 – South and an invitation-only U14 Division comprising of 12 Clubs from five of the competing Regions. After several league dates of competitive field hockey, we can truly say that the benefits can be seen by all. The improvements in the quality of games from the first weekend in April to the Championships ten weeks later is commendable and reflects the commitment of the players, parents and coaches alike.

The continued success of this League would not be possible without the support of many who give of their time and experience. Many thanks to the Club Directors, their coaches and membership who join us each Spring to make this League possible. Thank you to the Umpire Managers, Technical Directors and their staff of dedicated Technical Officers, Umpires and parent Judges. You all give so much of you time and talent to be part of this event and its continued successes.

Special thanks to our JPH Directors, Lurah Hess – Technical Director, Dean Wenrich – Director of Umpiring and Kim Scott – AltiusRT Director who contribute countless hours of dedication behind the scenes to help make JPOL the event it has become to date.

Recognition must also be given to the College and University coaches who took the time to be present. We hope that you were pleased with the level of competition and the organization of the event. Those in attendance that we were aware of represented the following establishments:

DePauw University, Fairfield University, Lafayette College, Lehigh University, Monmouth University, Old Dominion University, Pace University, Princeton University, Rowan University, Rider University, Rutgers University, Saint Francis University, St. Joseph’s University, Slippery Rock University, Stockton University, University of Delaware, University of Pennsylvania, Villanova University and others whom we may have missed.

Much appreciation to the Universities and private institutions that grant us access to their facilities year after year. We hope to continue developing great relationships with them. Thank You!

Special recognition to World Camp USA & Sport EuroTour – our Title Sponsor, Dita USA – the Official Ball Supplier and Harrow – the Official Awards Sponsor. Thank you for your continued support and believing in this event!

We would now like to recognize and congratulate the 2016 Champions and Special Award recipients from each of the participating Regions for an outstanding performance.

U14 CHAMPION
XCALIBUR FHC

Harrow’s Most Valuable Player
AUDREY ROSS, UPRISE FHC

Harrow’s Top Goal Scorer
DREW TAYLOR, XCALIBUR FHC

U16 CHAMPIONS
R5 – XCALIBUR FHC
R6 – SOUTH JERSEY EDGE FHC
R7 – TNT FH
R8 – TCOYO FH
R9/10 – WINDY CITY FH

Harrow’s Most Valuable Players
R5 – KARA McCLURE, XCALIBUR FHC
R6 – AVERY POWELL, SOUTH JERSEY EDGE
R7 – ANNA SMARRELLI, FREEDOM HKY
R8 – BROOKE GASSER, TCOYO FH
R9/10 – ABBY RENAUD, WINDY CITY FHC

Harrow’s Top Goal Scorers
R5 – SOPHIA GLADIUEX, XCALIBUR FHC
R6 – AVERY POWELL, SOUTH JERSEY EDGE
R6 – KYLE KIRBY, FC UNITED
R7 – ABIGAIL CARPENTER, FREEDOM HKY
R7 – EMILY ECKEL, SPARK
R7 – MACKENZIE MCKILLOP, TNT
R8 – EVIE HANSON, SAINTS FHC
R9/10 – EMILY CHRISTIAN, IFHCK

U19 CHAMPIONS
R5 – XCALIBUR FHC
R6 – PRINCETON HC
R7 – FREEDOM HKY
R8 – TCOYO FH
R9/10 – PINNACLE FH

Harrow’s Most Valuable Players
R5 – MACKENZIE ALLESIE, ALLEY CATS
R6 – JULIANNA TORNETTA, PRINCETON HC
R7 – KYLER GREENWALT, FREEDOM HKY
R8 – SYDNEY KEATING, RAMPAGE FHC
R9/10 – ABBEY HUTTON, PINNACLE FH

Harrow’s Top Goal Scorers
R5 – CASSIE HUNTER, XCALIBUR FHC
R6 – SAMMY POPPER, PRINCETON FHC
R7 – ERIN SHANAHAN, THE GAELS FHC
R8 – RILEY FULMER, TCOYO FH
R9/10 – MATTIE TABOR, STEALTH
R9/10 – JULLIAN SHIVE, FH LIFE
R9/10 – LIESE WAREHAM, MILWAUKEE FHC

On behalf of Junior Premier Hockey and its Directors, Rachael Bloemker and Nigel Traverso, we say many thanks to you all for your hard work, commitment, support and cooperation in making this Junior Premier Hockey event a continued success. We wish you all much success the rest of the year and look forward to seeing you in 2017.

If your Region is not represented and your Club would like to be part of Junior Premier Hockey structure, please contact us at your earliest.

Coming soon – JPOL National Championship
Bringing together the Champions from all the JPOL Regions!

Congratulations to the 2016 JPOL Champions!

JPOL 2016 – over 50 clubs in 6 Regions!

JPOL 2016 – over 50 clubs in 6 Regions!

JPOL is set to kick-off with over 50 Clubs in 6 Regions! The Junior Premier Outdoor League (JPOL) runs under the umbrella of Junior Premier Hockey (JPH) that was created by Nigel Traverso and Rachael Bloemker in 2011. Its objective is to run organized, competitive outdoor leagues in each region whereby Youth Clubs and their… Continue Reading

JPOL Champions of Spring

JPOL Champions of Spring

The curtains came down on the 3rd Annual Junior Premier Outdoor League (JPOL). Earlier this year we welcomed the addition of the Midwest region (R-9/10) and the current plan is to have Region 8 up and running for 2016. Continue Reading

JPOL Champions of Spring 2015

JPOL Champions of Spring 2015

The curtains came down on the 3rd Annual Junior Premier Outdoor League (JPOL). Earlier this year we welcomed the addition of the Midwest region (R-9/10) and the current plan is to have Region 8 up and running for 2016. Based on the feedback received from parents, Club Directors and coaches, as well as from University… Continue Reading

2015 JPOL Champions – Who will they be?

2015 JPOL Champions – Who will they be?

The Junior Premier Outdoor League (JPOL) is preparing to crown its 2015 Champions in all four Regions: Pennsylvania (R-5), New Jersey (R-6), Chesapeake (R-7) and Midwest (R-9/10), bringing another successful year to a close. On June 6, the curtains will come down on another successful JPOL and we set our eyes on the various Championships… Continue Reading

2014 JPOL Champions Crowned!

2014 JPOL Champions Crowned!

On the weekend of June 7th and 8th, the Junior Premier Outdoor League officially came to an end and the 2014 Champions have been crowned! In Region 5, in a thrilling end to the season for Region 5, the first ever Division Champions were crowned and Xcalibur FHC walked away in fashion with two more… Continue Reading

JPOL Champions to be Crowned

JPOL Champions to be Crowned

The final round of pool play has concluded in all of the JPOL regions. Now we get ready for an exciting conclusion to the 2014 JPOL where Champions will be crowned with the rights of being the best for one whole year. On the weekend of June 7th and 8th, the 2014 JPOL will come… Continue Reading