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Harrow was the official sponsor of this amazing event which is now a prominent event on the USA field hockey calendar. If you weren't there then you missed the heat but you also missed some awesome skill and 3 days of field hockey. Really trendy tanks, pullovers and shorts with the NCC 2011 logo on were also sold at the tournament. If you missed out on your official merchandise then you can still order some at harrowsports.comCheck out the NCC highlight video here.
The United States defeated Wales and Australia by identical 3-0 scores
to remain unbeaten in pool play at the 2011 Women's World Junior
Squash Championships in Boston MA. With the victories, the U.S. now
moves on to the quarterfinals where they will face New Zealand today.
The U.S. lived up to their #2 overall seeding as they had no trouble
against their fellow Pool B opponents. Olivia Blatchford
continued to impress as she took no time in beating Hannah Davis,
11-3, 11-4, 11-4, while Haley Mendez needed just 16 minutes to beat
Jennifer Haley, 11-4, 11-7, 11-1.
In the night session, the U.S. did not skip a beat in sweeping
Australia. Blatchford struggled a bit against Bethany
Btazier in the first two games, before proving her dominance in game
three, winning 11-8, 11-8, 11-3.
Results: USA bt  WALES 3/0
Haley Mendez bt Jennifer Haley 11-4, 11-7, 11-1 (16m)
Olivia Blatchford bt Hannah Davies 11-3, 11-4, 11-4 (23m)  USA bt  AUSTRALIA 3/0
Olivia Blatchford bt Bethany Brazier 11-8, 11-8, 11-2 (23m)
U.S. Seeded to Meet Egypt in Team Finals as Pool Play Begins Today
Nour El Tayeb (r) defeated former champion Nour El Sherbini, 11-5, 3-11, 11-7, 11-8, to win the Women's World Junior Individual Squash Championship in Boston, MA. Tayeb, who had also reached the final the previous two years, losing to El Sherbinin in 2009, wasn't about to let her final crack the the world title get away, winning the final two games after El Sherbini had leveled the match at 1 all.
As in their previous meeting in the 2009 final, the first game went well for El Tayeb, who took an early lead of 4-1, extending it to 9-3 before closing out the game. But, again as it had in 2009, the second game went away from the top seed as 3/4 seed El Sherbini, still aged only 15, built up a 9-3 lead before taking the game to draw level. It was nip and tuck throughout the third and fourth games until two winners in a row brought El Tayeb her first match-ball at 10-7. A daring, but unsuccessful, long drop temporarily reduced the gap for El Sherbini, but when the underdog's boast later then clipped the tin, El Tayeb was finally able to celebrate her status as World Champion.
 Nour El Tayeb (EGY) bt [3/4] Nour El Sherbini (EGY) 11-5, 3-11, 11-7, 11-8 (42m)
U.S. Seeded #2 as Pool Play Gets Underway
Team pool play begins today with the U.S. seeded to meet Egypt in the finals. The U.S. team will look to improve on their fourth place finish at the 2009 World Championships in Chennai, India.
The final will mark the second all-Egyptian world junior squash final in eight days after Marwan El Shorbagy took on Mohamed Abouelghar at the Junior Men's final in Belgium.
El Sherbini and El Tayeb have faced each other in tournament finals on three different occasions, with El Sherbini coming out on top twice, including the 2009 World Junior Championship singles final in Chennai, India.
The U.S. now sets their sights on the team competition, which will begin with pool play on Tuesday morning. Seeded # 2 overall, they will take on Guyana at 11:00 AM, followed by matches against Wales and Australia on Wednesday. Based on their pool play results, the U.S. would then advance to the knockout portion of the competition that begins Thursday and will conclude with the team finals on Saturday. Competing in the team event for the U.S. are Olivia Blatchford, and Hayley Mendez.
Results: Nour El Tayeb (EGY) bt [5/8] Emily Whitlock (ENG) 11-8, 11-3, 11-5 (25m)
To see all the results from the 2011 Women's World Junior Squash Championships, along with the upcoming Pool Play schedule, please click here.
more great games slated for today in the WWJ championships...
14.45 [5/8] Kanzy El-Dafrawy (Egy) v Mariam Metwally (Egy)
15.30 [3/4] Nour El Sherbini (Egy) v [9/16] Ho Ka Po (Hkg)
16.15 [5/8] Nouran El Torky (Egy) v [9/16] Tesni Evans (Wal)
17.00  Nour El Tayeb (Egy) v [9/16] Anaka Alankamony (Ind)
17.45 [9/16] Salma Hany (Egy) v Haley Mendez (Usa)
18.30 [3/4] Olivia Blatchford (Usa) v [9/16] Melissa Alves (Fra)
19.15 [5/8] Emily Whitlock (Eng) v [9/16] Megan Craig (Nzl)
tonights updates from the WWJ Squash Championships...
Blatchford beat Lee (Hong Kong) 4, 12-10, 8
Mendez beat Saxby (Seeded 5-8) 8, 12-10, 9
Ubina lost to Megan Craig (Seeded 9-16) 6, 5, 1
Main Draw Plate
Chu lost to Choi (Hong Kong) 13-11, 8, (3), (7), (9)
Some updates from our guys out in Boston at the WWJ Squash Championships...
Olivia Blatchford (Number 3/4 seed): Bye
Haley Mendez: Bye
Maria Elena Ubina beat Stephan (France), 8,2, 12-10
Julianne Chu lost to Ragavendran (India) (6), 5, (10), 9, (6)
Blatchford beat Ragavendran (India) 1, 4, 3
Mendez beat Proana (Ecuador) 5, 1, 3
Ubina beat Landman (South Africa) 8, 4, 6
Fiechter lost to Alankamony (India) (8), (10-12), (4)
Main Draw Plate
Chu beat Davies (Wales) 6, 1, 5
Main Draw Plate
Fiechter beat Temple-Murray (England) 8, 12-10, 4
For so long American field hockey has been missing one thing…a club championship. All over the world club field hockey has had a competitive league resulting in a play off and the crowning of a club champion. The honor of winning a national tournament brings pride and status to the respective club.
Playing for a club team during the off -season or during field hockey season can only be beneficial to any player, more playing time as well as exposure to playing with stronger players at a higher level. In turn club teams strengthen the grass root levels of field hockey in the United States.
So the first annual National Club Championship will be held in Richmond, Virginia from 21, July 2011- 24, July 2011. Guess who the official sponsors of the event is? HARROW obviously. There will be a Harrow booth where you can get all your field hockey necessities. Harrow will be selling official event merchandise as well as showcasing the brand new stick line favored by Rachel Dawson in the recent Champions Challenge.
“Harrow has stood for performance since our inception," said Alli Tanner, Harrow Director of Field Hockey. "The National Club Championship provides an opportunity to showcase the best in amateur athletic performance and our goal is for field hockey players across America to aspire to be participants."
Tweet @harrowfh and let us know that you’ll be there.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
By William Howard, SFU Lacrosse Media Relations
Simon Fraser University Men’s Lacrosse
BURNABY, BC (July 12, 2011) – The Simon Fraser University men’s lacrosse team placed two players – freshman standout Calvin Craig (Coquitlam, BC / Gleneagle Secondary) and senior captain Luke Genereux (Port Coquitlam, BC / Terry Fox Secondary) - on the 2011 list of MCLA Scholar Athletes. Craig and Genereux are two of 45 players from MCLA Division I to receive this prestigious award given to players who were selected to their conference's First or Second All-Conference team, while maintaining a minimum overall cumulative GPA for the last completed semester/quarter of 3.20 or better. Twenty-seven institutions from the ninety-seven teams that compete in the MCLA Division I boasted Scholar Athletes in 2011, while Simon Fraser was one of only 10 schools with multiple recipients.
Craig, an attackman, recently concluded one of the greatest seasons in school history, leading the way for the Clan amassing 100 goals and 32 assists for 132 points in 17 games, topping the MCLA in goals-per-game (5.882) and finishing second in points-per-game (7.765). In only his freshman season, Craig became the first SFU player to score 100 goals in a season, also setting the single game records for both goals (15) and points (19). Craig was the only freshman on the MCLA All-America first or second team, in addition to being named PNCLL Freshman of the Year, PNCLL Offensive Player of the Year and to the PNCLL All-Conference First Team.
Genereux, a defenseman, was named an MCLA All-American for the second straight year after receiving honorable mention status last season. Genereux was also named a PNCLL First Team All-Conference selection for the third and final time in his collegiate career, after earning the same honor in both his freshman and junior year. In addition to his first MCLA Scholar Athlete Award, Genereux was also recently awarded standing on the Simon Fraser University President's Honour Roll. This award is for students who have completed at least 30 units at SFU, and have achieved a term GPA of 4.0 or above while taking at least 12 units of classes.
In seven seasons under current SFU Co-Head Coaches Jeff Cathrea and Brent Hoskins, their teams have now produced eleven (11) MCLA Scholar Athletes, with 2011 marking the seventh straight season that a lacrosse student-athlete from Simon Fraser has received an MCLA Scholar Athlete Award.
ABOUT SIMON FRASER MEN’S LACROSSE
Simon Fraser University men's lacrosse will compete in its seventeenth season in 2012 and competes in the Men's Collegiate Lacrosse Association (MCLA). The Clan have captured a record eight PNCLL Conference Titles (1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2008 and 2009) and rank sixth all-time with ten MCLA National Championship tournament appearances, placing 2nd in 1999 and playing in the 2010 MCLA Semi-Finals after reaching the Quarterfinals in 2008 and 2009. The Clan proudly wear equipment and apparel by Harrow Sports and Cascade helmets.
CONTACT: Co-Head Coach, Brent Hoskins +1 (604) 836-7748, email@example.com
HARROW INKS RACHEL DAWSON AS THEIR FACE OF FIELD HOCKEY
USA field hockey player has signed with Harrow to become their first official
Harrow field hockey is proud to announce the signing of their first official sponsored
player. Rachel Dawson, a University of North Carolina graduate and seven year
American national team player, has teamed up with the American field hockey brand to
promote, energize and grow the sport in this country.
Dawson, who already is a prominent face in American field hockey, epitomizes the
Harrow brand with passion, energy, determination and a love for the game.
"I am beyond ecstatic to become Harrow's first officially sponsored field hockey athlete.
The Harrow Brand is dynamic and innovative, and most importantly, dedicated to the
growth of field hockey at every age and level in America. As marketer, manufacturer,
and distributor of its own line of quality field hockey sticks and equipment, Harrow is, in
a word, All-American. I am excited to join forces with Harrow, and to represent a brand
that I believe will have an important role in driving the USA to international podium
status" said Dawson.
Harrow Sports, Inc. is a leading marketer, manufacturer, and distributor of sporting goods
and uniforms to the institutional and team sports market. Harrow’s lacrosse, field hockey,
ice hockey, and squash equipment lines, along with a comprehensive apparel, bag, and
footwear are sold internationally and throughout America.
Mark Hayden, CEO of Harrow said, "Signing Rachel Dawson demonstrates Harrow's
continued commitment to field hockey and women’s athletics. Rachel is one of the elite
athletes in the history of field hockey and continues to serve as an outstanding symbol
for the character, dedication, and performance that both Harrow and Rachel bring to the
game. She is an excellent ambassador for female athletes all over the world."
If you’d like more information about this topic, or to schedule an interview with Rachel Dawson, please call or email Allison Tanner.
Contact: Allison Tanner