*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.
Harrow’s Most Valuable Player
AUDREY ROSS, UPRISE FHC
Harrow’s Top Goal Scorer
DREW TAYLOR, XCALIBUR FHC
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
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