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2017 Champions of Spring

2017 Champions of Spring

The 5th Annual Junior Premier Outdoor League (JPOL) came to a close on June 4th and we would now like to recognize and celebrate all of the victors and show our appreciation to all participants, supporters, volunteers and sponsors.

This year began a new site in Region 4 and thus we welcome clubs from New York and Canada to the JPH family.

After several league dates of competitive field hockey, we can truly say that the benefits of participation and growing the game can be attested by many throughout the nation. The improvements in the quality of games from the first weekend in April to the various Championships is commendable and reflects the commitment of the players, parents, coaches, umpires, technical staff and many others.

The continued success of this League would not be possible without the support of many who tirelessly give of their time and experience. Much appreciation to the club directors, coaches and their membership who join us each spring to make this league possible. Many thanks to the Umpire Managers (UMs) and Technical Directors (TDs) and their staff of dedicated Technical Officers (TO), 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:

American International College, Cazenovia College, Colgate University, College of William & Mary, DePauw University, Duke University, Duke University, Elmira College, Gwynedd Mercy University, Hartwick College, Houghton College, Indiana University, Lafayette College, Lock Haven University, LUI Brooklyn, Monmouth University, Rowan University, Rider University, Skidmore College, Saint Francis University, Saint John Fisher College, Saint Lawrence University, Stonehill College, SUNY New Paltz, Syracuse University, University of Iowa, University of Maine, University of Pennsylvania, Virginia Commonwealth University, William Smith College, and others whom we may have missed.

Much appreciation to the Universities and private institutions for granting us access and use of your facilities year after year. We hope to continue developing great relationships with you all. 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!

To USA FH and Staff who worked closely with JPH thoroughout the season, we appreciate the continued support shown in working together for the good of the sport and your membership. We thank you and look forward to building and strengthening our relationship as a sanctioned event, that benefits the membership and at the same time helping to growing the sport by creating opportunities.

We would now like to recognize and congratulate the 2017 Champions and Special Award recipients from each of the participating Regions for an outstanding performance.

U14 DIVISION

    Champion – XCALIBUR FHC
    Harrow’s Most Valuable Player – NATALI FOSTER, XCLIBUR FHC
    Harrow’s Top Goal Scorer – CASEY ETTER, SOUTH JERSEY EDGE & EMMA ROSENSTEEL, CENTRAL PENN FH

U16 DIVISION

    Champions
    R4 – CNY
    R5 – XCALIBUR FHC
    R6 – JERSEY INTENSITY HC
    R7 – FREEDON HKY
    R8 – SAINTS FHC
    R9/10 – WINDY CITY FH

    Harrow’s Most Valuable Players
    R4 – AMANDA SPAK, CNY
    R5 – KELSEY REZNICK, XCALIBUR FHC
    R6 – SHANNON TRINGOLA, JERSEY INTENSITY
    R7 – EMMA NESBITT, FREEDOM HKY
    R8 – IRELAND MILLER, SAINTS FHC
    R9/10 – ADDIE SIDLES, WINDY CITY

    Harrow’s Top Goal Scorers
    R4 – ANNA CASTALDO, CNY
    R5 – CAROLINE SWEENEY, MYSTX FHC
    R6 – KRISTEN ROETHEL, LASTING LEGACY
    R7 – JORDAN BROOKS, FREEDOM HKY
    R8 – EVELYN MURRAY, SAINTS FHC
    R9/10 – JULIA HENDER, WINDY CITY

U19 DIVISION

    Champions
    R4 – WHY WHALERS
    R5 – MYSTX FHC
    R6 – NEW HEIGHTS FHC
    R7 – GOTTALOVEIT-ORANJE
    R8 – SAINTS FHC
    R9/10 – PINNACLE FH

    Harrow’s Most Valuable Players
    R4 – KAYLA BLAS, WHY WHALERS
    R5 – JILL BOLTON, MYSTX FHC
    R6 – ELIZABETH CIMILLUCA, NEW HEIGHTS, FHC
    R7 – PEYTON BECKER, GOTTALOVEIT-ORANJE
    R8 – ASHLEYN ROGERS, SAINTS FHC
    R9/10 – ANYA NAYAK, PINNACLE FHC

    Harrow’s Top Goal Scorers
    R4 – GIANNA PALMA – WHY WHALERS
    R4 – SHANNNON QUINLAN, WHY WHALERS
    R5 – MACKENZIE ALLESSIE, ALLEY CATS
    R6 – KAITLYN FLEMMING, SOUTH JERSEY EDGE
    R7 – ALIA MARCHALL, GOTTALOVEIT-ORANJE
    R8 – LIZZIE HAMLETT, HIGH VOLTAGE FH
    R8 – PEYTON TOLLAKSEN, SAINTS FHC
    R9/10 – LENA ANSARI, WINDY CITY

On behalf of Junior Premier Hockey and its Directors, Rachael Bloemker and Nigel Traverso, we say many thanks to all for your hard work, dedication, 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 your continued support and participation in 2018.

If your Region is not represented and your Club would like to be part of any of the Junior Premier Hockey events, please Contact Us at your earliest.

For all results, final ranking and other information, please visit our JPOL landing page and view results by Region.

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2017 CHAMPIONS!

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