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 and College Coaches who were in attendance, it appears to be another successful year for everyone involved.

After several league dates of competitive field hockey, we can truly say that the benefits can be seen by all. The improvement of the quality of games from the first weekend in April to the Championships on June 6th in Region 5, 6, & 7 and June 14th in the Midwest Region, is very commendable and can be attributed to 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 we would like to recognize a few. This year we identified and appointed Dean Wenrich as Director of Umpiring, Lurah Hess as Technical Director and Kim Scott as Altiusrt Technical Support, to assist in the management of this league and all future JPH events. These three individuals worked tirelessly behind the scenes to make sure that the Technical, Umpiring and results ran smoothly each weekend in all regions.

We thank all the Umpire Managers, Technical Directors and their staff of dedicated Technical Officers, Umpires and all Judges/parents provided by the Clubs. You all give so much of you time and talent to be part of this event and its successes.

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

Ball State, Centre College, Cornell University, Earlham College, Gwynedd Mercy University, Indiana University, Lafayette College, Lehigh University, St. Joseph’s University, University of Delaware, Miami of Ohio, Princeton University, Rider University, Rutgers University, The College of New Jersey, Syracuse University, Transylvania University, University of Louisville, University of Pennsylvania, University of Connecticut and Wittenberg University.

Special recognition to our Title Sponsor, Field Hockey Recruits (FHR) and all of our other Sponsors: Dita USA, Harrow and Templar FH Group, for stepping forward and supporting JPH and this League. Thank you for your continued support!

We would now like to recognize and congratulate the 2015 Champions and Special Award recipients from each Region, for an outstanding performance.

U16 CHAMPIONS
R5 – EAST COAST FH
R6 – JERSEY INTENSITY FH
R7 – FREEDOM HKY
R9/10 – AIM FH

Harrow’s Most Valuable Players
R5 – KARA MCCLURE, XCALIBUR FHC
R6 – EMMA ROSEN, FC UNITED
R7 – KYLER GREENWALT, FREEDOM HKY
R9/10 – JESSICA MOELLERING, AIM FH

Harrow’s Top Goal Scorers
R5 – MACKENZIE ALLESSIE, ALLEY CATS
R6 – AVERY POWELL, SOUTH JERSEY EDGE
R7 – ALIA MARSHALL, ORANJE-GOTTALOVEIT
R7 – MARGOT LAWN, FREEDOM HKY
R9/10 – MEGAN RICE, AIM FH

U19 CHAMPIONS
R5 – ALLEY CATS
R6 – NEW HEIGHTS
R7 – ORANJE-GOTTALOVEIT
R9/10 – FH LIFE

Harrow’s Most Valuable Players
R5 – KAYLA WALKER, ALLEY CATS
R6 – ELIZABETH SIED, FC UNITED
R7 – HEATHER MEERED, THE GAELS FHC
R9/10 – ROSE GORSKI, WINDY CITY FH

Harrow’s Top Goal Scorers
R5 – ELIZABETH TRIMBLE, ALLEY CATS
R6 – SAMMY POPPER, PRINCETON FHC
R7 – TORRIE HUK, ORANJE-GOTTALOVEIT
R9/10 – GRETCHEN BECHTHOLD, MILWAUKEE FHC
R9/10 – KARA ZURLINDEN, AIM FH

Templar Field Hockey Group’s Most Valuable Players (R6 only)
R6 – EMILY SURGENT, JERSEY INTENSITY FH (U16) and ALI McCARTHY, NEW HEIGHTS (U19)

On behalf of Junior Premier Hockey and the JPOL Organizers, Rachael Bloemker Milne and Nigel Traverso, we say 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 all in 2016.

Coming in 2016 – JPOL National Championship
Bringing the winners from all the JPOL Regions together!

Congratulations to our 2016 Champions!