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  • 2016 JPOL CHAMPIONS OF SPRING

    *Originally released by Junior Premier Outdoor League*

    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.

    June 2016

    U14 CHAMPION

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    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 – SOPHIA GLADIUEX, XCALIBUR FHC R6 – AVERY POWELL, SOUTH JERSEY EDGE R7 – ABIGAIL CARPENTER, FREEDOM HKY R7 – EMILY ECKEL, SPARK
    R7 – MACKENZIE MCKILLOP, TNT
    R8 – BROOKE GASSER, TCOYO FH R9/10 – ABBY RENAUD, WINDY CITY FHC

    Harrow’s Top Goal Scorers

    R5 – KARA McCLURE, XCALIBUR FHC R6 - AVERY POWELL, SOUTH JERSEY EDGE R6 – KYLE KIRBY, FC UNITED
    R7 – ANNA SMARRELLI, FREEDOM HKY 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 FHC

    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!
    For all results and final ranking, please log on to our web site at www.juniorpremierhockey.com Congratulations to the 2016 JPOL Champions!
  • ELITE TEAM'S LAURENS JAN ANJEMA ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT FROM PROFESSIONAL SQUASH

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    DENVER, CO - JUNE 28, 2016 - After a stellar 15-year professional squash career, Harrow ELITE Team member Laurens Jan Anjema today announces his retirement. The 33-year-old Dutchman had a triumphant career, lifting 12 titles and becoming the highest ranked Dutch player of all time.  A ten-time Dutch champion with his most recent win this past February, LJ reached a career high ranking of World No. 9 in 2010.

    "After a very testing season I've decided it's the end of the road for me. There's a fine line between heroically trying to achieve something or repeatedly banging your head against the wall."- Laurens Jan Anjema

     

    Harrow VP of Racquet Sports Dave Rosen worked closely with #TeamHarrow's Laurens over the years, having this to say:

    "It's always sad when the greats call it a career but I admire LJ for knowing when that time was upon him. We are extremely honored to have sponsored him and be connected with someone as highly ranked and, more importantly, highly regarded as LJ. There is no doubt the PSA Tour and its fans will miss him and I am certain he will succeed in whatever endeavor he chooses next."

     

    Good luck and all the best!

    To celebrate LJ's career, we're releasing an exclusive new racquet he designed:

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    Get it Here

  • Annie Au Wins Women's Hong Kong Nationals

    Harrow ELITE Team's Annie Au is the 2016 Women's Hong Kong Nationals Champion. This win marks the 5th championship title for Au.
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    Taking place June 13 - 18 at the Hong Kong Squash Centre in Hong Kong, China. Annie beat Joey Chan 11-6, 11-6, 8-11, 11-8. World. No. 12, Au won her first Tour title in 2007 and followed up with  three more wins the following year. Widely regarded as Hong Kong's greatest female player, Annie is the city's highest ever ranked player. Congratulations Annie Au and Go #TeamHarrow!
    Final: [1] Annie Au bt [2] Joey Chan 11-6, 11-6, 8-11, 11-8
  • Athlete News - June 2016

    RANEEM EL WELILY PROFILE ON SQUASH SITE

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    Part of Squashsite's HARROW Interview series, ELITE Team member Raneem reveals how she was first introduced to squash, why she chose Harrow, and the "nightmare" sport that brought her to tears.

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    Raneem also spoke at TEDxCairo

    AMANDA SOBHY FEATURED IN VISION

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    ‘Harvard exams? Beyond brutal. Squash is easier’ - Amanda Sobhy

    READ the Full Article 

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    MARWAN ELSHORAGY WINS HOUSTON OPEN

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    Marwan topped off a stellar month and season, winning The Houston Open and being named PSA's Young Player of the Year.

    NIKKI TODD SHINES AT HARROW UKRAINIAN CUP

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    A member of #TeamHarrow for over a decade, the ELITE Team's Nikki Todd made it to the semi-finals at the Women's Harrow Ukrainian Cup 2016.

    COPA SIN LIMITES

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    Marwan ElShorbagy competed in the first ever Copa Sin Límites, a one-of-a-kind squash exhibition full of firsts for the sport and fittingly translating to "Cup Without Limits."

    USA FIELD HOCKEY UNVEILS OLYMPIC LOGO FOR 2016

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    Harrow is the exclusive licensee of the 2016 logo and will begin selling custom apparel at field hockey events, including this tee celebrating Harrow's Rachel Dawson. See where you can find USA gear this summer.

  • USA Field Hockey Unveils Olympics Logo, Harrow Sports To Be Exclusive Licensee

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    June 15, 2016 [ DENVER, CO] - Today, USA Field Hockey unveiled the US Women's National Team's 2016 Olympic Games Logo. Harrow Sports will be the exclusive licensee.

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    Harrow will be selling custom apparel at events starting with the National Futures Championship, June 22 - 29 at Spooky Nook Sports in Lancaster, PA, as well as the National Club Championship, July 7 - 25.

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    Harrow is creating several commemorative items to feature the new logo including custom field hockey sticks, water bottles, bags and apparel.

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    A portion of the proceeds from these sales will go back to USA Field Hockey. If you are interested in placing a bulk order, please call Harrow Sports Field Hockey Brand Manager Alli Tanner (717) 682 - 5832. Additionally, we will be sending a special offer in the mail soon!

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  • Copa Sin Límites - A Massive Success for Squash

    This past weekend saw Copa Sín Limites , a one-of-a-kind squash exhibition full of firsts for the sport and fittingly translating to "Cup Without Limits".

    Organized by Harrow Sports Director of Marketing & E-Commerce, Sarycarmen Diaz, the event featured top PSA players from Latin America playing against top PSA players from Egypt.

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    [ Pictured: Diego Elias (Peru), Cesar Salazar (Mexico), Miguel Rodriguez (Colombia), Sarycarmen Diaz (Event Organizer), Mr. Horacio de la Vega (Mexico City's Sports Director), Mr. Yasser Shaban  (Egypt's Ambassador in Mexico) Mohamed ElShorbagy (Egypt), Omar Mosaad (Egypt), Marwan ElShorbagy (Egypt) ]

    Copa Sin Límites started with a 70-person children's clinic given by Moustafa Hamada and most all of the Copa players. #TeamHarrow's Marwan ElShorbagy signed autographs and spoke to the young athletes about his life, dispensing advice for their own squash careers.

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    [ Decked out in Harrow gear, Copa Sin Limites competitors 2026? ]

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    [ Marwan with young squash players ]

    While the other players were at the clinics, Mohamed ElShorbagy visited a Mexico City Hospital with the Dr. Payaso "Clown Care" Association, spending time with children suffering from cancer.

    Next came the main event, which had enthusiastic squash fans lined up outside for hours preceding the FREE exhibition. Taking place in the Bosque de Chapultepec "Central Park of Mexico City", the passionate crowd quickly reached the stadium's capacity, filling the 800 available seats plus room for 200 to watch via telecast outside.

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    [ Players and Referees Antonio Diaz and Moustafa Hamada celebrate the local culture ]

    Sponsored in part by Harrow, attendees had the opportunity to try Harrow products while athletes and volunteers were outfitted in in style.

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    [ Harrow Director of Marketing & E-Commerce at Harrow HQ's Production Facility with the freshly made custom Copa jersey for Marwan ElShorbagy, made with the Rebound Tee ]

    All of the apparel for Copa Sin Límites was designed in-house by Harrow's Art Team and produced by the Production Team.

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    [ Volunteer shirts made with Harrow's Tipped Cotton Polo ]

    Although Harrow's Marwan and his Egyptian compatriots lost to Latin America, the world class event was a massive success with children getting to opportunity to play and interact with the best squash players in the world, and hundreds of fans getting to experience the game free of charge, and try out Harrow products.

    Take it from Marwan, "I love Mexico and would love to come back, see you next year. Looking forward for Copa Sin Límites 2017"

  • Harrow Jersey Featured by ESPN SportsCenter's John Buccigross

    SportsCenter Anchor John Buccigross wore a Harrow jersey on the Scott Van Pelt show that aired on ESPN earlier this week.

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    The ESPN personality ands big time college hockey enthusiast wore the purple, horned frog jersey custom-made for the Texas Christian University Men's Hockey team.

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    Designed and produced at Harrow HQ in Denver, Colorado, the jersey has been re-released to satisfy demand after Buccigross' appearance.

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    Available for a limited time, You can get the jersey HERE
    Personalize with your name and number for an additional fee

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  • Nikki Todd in Semi-Finals at Women's Harrow Ukrainian Cup 2016,

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    A big congratulations to Harrow ELITE Team member Nikki Todd. Nikki made it to the semi-finals at the Women's Harrow Ukrainian Cup 2016 taking place earlier this week in Kiev, Ukraine.

    The Number 2 Seed, Canada's Nikki Todd beat Enora Villard [5] in the Quarter-Finals before facing off against Anna Klimundova [6] in the Semi-Finals.

    Currently World No. 54, Nikki joined the Professional Squash Association Tour in 2012 and cracked the world's top 100 the following year.  Nikki has been sponsored by Harrow Sports  for over a decade, dating back to her time as a Junior Player.  Great job Nikki Todd and GO #TeamHarrow!

  • #TeamHarrow's Marwan ElShorbagy in Copa Sin Límites, But There's a Twist

    This month sees the debut of a brand new Squash event like no other:

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    Taking place June 11th in Mexico, Copa Sin Límites (translation: "Cup Without Limits") is an Exhibition Cup made up of six of the best players in the world; three from Egypt and three from Latin America. Egyptian players will play Latin American players in a country versus country battle.

    Harrow's Marwan ElShorbagy, World No. 6 and this year's recipient of the Professional Squash Association's PSA Young player of the Year distinction will face off against the former Junior World Champion, Peru's Diego Elias. A match that everyone in Mexico and Latin America is anticipating, Marwan and Diego last played in Guatemala's Sporta IX Torneo Internacional PSA Sporta 2016, with Elias beating ElShortbgay 3-0.

    Distinguishing itself from other events, entrance into Copa Sin Límites in completely free to the public; something completely new. This initiative promotes visibility for the sport, offering people the opportunity to enjoy a world class event they might not be able to otherwise.

    Harrow is proud to act as a sponsor of  Copa Sin Límites, as well as to provide all player uniforms and apparel for volunteers.
    For more information, visit copasinlimites.com.mx

     Go Marwan and Go #TeamHarrow!
  • Marwan El Shorbagy Crowned Professional Squash Association Young Player of the Year

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    #TeamHarrow's Marwan El Shorbagy, World No. 7, has been named the PSA Men's Young Player of the Year following the conclusion of the World Series Finals in Dubai. At 22-years-old, Marwan was a breakout star athlete this season, winning both the Grasshopper Cup and the Houston open. Marwan also cracked the top ten ranking for the first time this year. Congratulations Marwan, and go #TeamHarrow!!

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