Mar. 21, 2018: This past weekend, nine talented Bronxville squash players traveled to Boston to participate in the U.S. Squash Junior Championship held at Harvard and MIT.
In order to qualify, each of these players achieved national rankings in the top thirty-two positions of their age group, quite an accomplishment. The players represented at the nationals were Charlie Clifford (Boys Under 13), Ellie Clifford (Girls Under 13), Molly Stoltz and Lainey Neild (Girls Under 15), Harry Charlton, Connor Stoltz, and Tyler Mackesy (Boys Under 17), McKenna Stoltz (Girls Under 17), and Julia Curran (Girls Under 19). All of these players train at the Bronxville Field Club under Director of Squash Supreet Singh and his team as well as at other clubs.
The U.S. Squash Junior Championship is junior squash at the highest level and is extremely competitive. Molly Stoltz had the strongest performance of the weekend, getting to the finals of the GU15 Classic Plate and finishing sixth. This is impressive, particularly given that Stoltz has another year in the 15s. Five players finished in the Top 24: Charlie Clifford, Ellie Clifford, Harry Charlton, Julia Curran, and Tyler Mackesy. Conner Stoltz, Lainey Neild, and McKenna Stoltz all finished in the Top 32.
Throughout the weekend, many players had hard-fought and close matches. Of particular note was Lainey Neild’s match against 10th-ranked Christa Kay of Haverford, PA. Neild fought tirelessly throughout the match, which alternated between Neild and Kay winning games. The match ultimately went to a fifth game, with Kay narrowly prevailing.
Congrats to all the players on making it to nationals and playing at such a high level.
Pictured here: Bronxville players who went to the U.S. Squash Junior Championship with Bronxville Field Club coaches.
Photo courtesy Supreet Singh
Editor's note: The children of a staff member of MyhometownBronxville participate in the squash program.