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2019 JPOL Champions of Spring!

2019 JPOL Champions of Spring!

The 7th Annual Junior Premier Outdoor League (JPOL) came to a close on Sunday, June 2nd and we would now like to recognize and celebrate all of the victors and show our appreciation to all participants, supporters, volunteers and sponsors.

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), 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 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 represented the following Field Hockey programs:

Catholic University of America, Columbia University, Connecticut College, Drexel University, Fairfield University, Frostburg State University, Gwynedd Mercy University, Hamilton College, Haverford College, James Madison University, Johns Hopkins University, Kent State University, Keuka College Field Hockey, Mercy College, Monmouth University, Morrisville State, Pace University, Randolph-Macon College, Rowan University, Sage College, Saint Joseph’s University, St. John Fisher College, Stevenson University, SUNY New Paltz, Temple Field Hockey, The College of New Jersey, The University of Scranton, University of Pennsylvania, Vassar College, Villanova University, Wesleyan University, William Patterson, Williams College, York College of Pennsylvania. We apologize for any establishment left out due to us not being aware of your presence or for any oversight.

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

Special recognition to Dita USA – the Official Ball Supplier and Harrow Sports USA – 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 throughout 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 game by creating opportunities to players, Umpires and Technical Staff.

At this time, we would like to recognize and congratulate the 2019 Champions and Special Award recipients from each of the participating Regions for an outstanding performance.

U14 CHAMPIONS
R3/4/5/6/7 – SPIRIT OF USA
R8 – RICHMOND PANTHERS FHC

Harrow’s Most Valuable Player
R3/4/5/6/7 – OLIVIA BENT-COLE, SPIRIT OF USA
R8 – MARY DAVIS, RICHMOND PANTHERS FHC

Harrow’s Top Goal Scorer
R3/4/5/6/7 – LAUREN TOBIN, CENTRAL PENN FH
R3/4/5/6/7 – DARIAN DELCO, SOUTH JERSEY EDGE
R8 – CALLIE ROGERS, RICHMOND PANTHERS FHC

U16 CHAMPIONS
R4 – EAST END FHC
R5 – XCALIBUR FHC
R6 – UPRISE FHC
R7 – GOTTALOVEIT-ORANJE
R8 – POTOMAC RAPIDS FH

Harrow’s Most Valuable Players
R4 – JULIANNE ZUNIC, WNY WHALERS
R5 – KARLEE ALT, CENTRAL PENN FH
R6 – ISABELLA BIANCO, UPRISE FHC
R7 – MADISON LEPPER, GOTTALOVEIT-ORANJE
R8 – NORAH OTTO, POTOMAC RAPIDS FHC

Harrow’s Top Goal Scorers
R4 – KRISTA DIETZ, HUDSON VALLEY
R4 – AERIN KRYS, NEW YORK HC
R5 – GIANNA CUGINO, MAIN LINE FHC (MAYHEM)
R6 – ISABELLA BIANCO, UPRISE FHC
R7 – SIDNEY ROWE, SPARKS
R8 – GURNOOR DHALIWAL, POTOMAC RAPIDS FH

U19 CHAMPIONS
R5 – XCALIBUR FHC
R6 – JERSEY INTENSITY FH
R7 – H20
R8 – TCOYO FHC

Harrow’s Most Valuable Players
R5 – AIYI YOUNG, XCALIBUR FHC
R6 – MEGAN McKENNA, JERSEY INTENSITY FH
R7 – NATHALIE FRIEDMAN, H2O
R8 – JAYDEN MOON, SAINTS FHC

Harrow’s Top Goal Scorers
R5 – MADELEINE ZIMMER, ALLEY CATS
R6 – CASSIE BOYCE, NJ SARZ
R7 – LEIGH JAMES, TNT FH
R8 – STEVIE DRUM, TCOYO FHC

In recognition of her dedication and all she does for Field Hockey in Region 8 and the Virginia Beach area, a Sportsmanship awarded was donated and presented in honor of Terri Sawyer. I am sure you all have seen her at many past USA FH events, and / or heard her vice behind the microphone cracking jokes and keeping everyone alive.

The 2019 recipient of the Terri Sawyer, Sportsmanship Award is Plunket Bierne and Tidewater FHC (Undertow).

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 2020.

If you or anyone you know has any pictures you would like to see featured on our website or social media pages, be sure to tag us with @JrPremierHockey #JPOL #JPH or by emailing us at juniorpremierhockey@gmail.com.

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. We are also looking for any hockey enthusiasts who would like to contribute their talents as a volunteer. Check out our Tech & Umpires section for the many areas where you can give back to the game. Training is provided.

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

Congratulations to the 2019 JPOL Champions!

JPOL 2019 Springs into Action!

JPOL 2019 Springs into Action!

With over 60 Clubs participating in three age divisions, U-14, U-16 and U-19 representing five regions, the 2019 JPOL got off to a great start on a beautiful April Spring weekend. As a USA FH Sanctioned event, the Junior Premier Outdoor League (JPOL) is run under the umbrella of Junior Premier Hockey (JPH) that was… Continue Reading

Register to Umpire at JPH

Register to Umpire at JPH

Hello Umpires, On behalf of Junior Premier Hockey, we would like to extend this invitation to you to join the dedicated umpire team for the 2019 JPH Indoor season. It promises to be another exciting season of indoor hockey with some new clubs and new events. Please review the information below, then submit your Umpire… Continue Reading

2018 JPOL Champions

2018 JPOL Champions

The 6th Annual Junior Premier Outdoor League (JPOL) came to a close on June 3rd and we would now like to recognize and celebrate all of the victors and show our appreciation to all participants, supporters, volunteers and sponsors. After several league dates of competitive field hockey, we can truly say that the benefits of… Continue Reading

JPOL 2018 kick-off – 40 Clubs representing eight Regions!

JPOL 2018 kick-off – 40 Clubs representing eight Regions!

JPOL 2018 kicked-off this weekend with over 40 Clubs representing eight Regions! The Junior Premier Outdoor League (JPOL), that runs under the umbrella of Junior Premier Hockey (JPH) was created by Nigel Traverso and Rachael Bloemker in 2011. Its objective is to run organized, competitive outdoor leagues in each region across the United States whereby… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

JPH Welcomes Peruvian Technical Officials

JPH Welcomes Peruvian Technical Officials

In order to promote the mission of providing an elite event as well as developing technical officials and umpires, Junior Premier Hockey (JPH) invited technical officials from Peru – Juancho Perez Leon, FIH Technical Official and Katherine Vargas, PAHF Technical Official – to join Junior Premier Outdoor League (JPOL) for a couple of weekends to… Continue Reading

JPOL 2017 – 60 clubs in 8 Regions!

JPOL 2017 – 60 clubs in 8 Regions!

JPOL 2017 is set to kick-off with over 60 Clubs representing 8 Regions and Canada! The Junior Premier Outdoor League (JPOL), that runs under the umbrella of Junior Premier Hockey (JPH) was created by Nigel Traverso and Rachael Bloemker in 2011. Its objective is to run organized, competitive outdoor leagues in each region whereby youth… Continue Reading