Brooklyn, NY, WPH Press, 8/26/18- JR WPH and the Lincoln Terrace Handball
Association were thrilled to present the third annual JR WPH NYC 1-Wall Championships at St. John’s Recreation Center in Brooklyn, NY, featuring 75 junior handball players between the ages of 12-19.
The youngsters competed in eight singles brackets on a sun-splashed late-August day in Brooklyn, demonstrating not only outstanding handball skills, but also exemplary sportsmanship, self-respect, respect for one another, and a passion for handball.
“The goal of this event is to provide these youngsters with an opportunity to compete, while building friendships, camaraderie, and passion for handball,” stated JR WPH NYC 1-Wall Championship tournament director and 2017 WPH Volunteer of the Year Veronica Figueroa. “We hope these youngsters develop the discipline, integrity, and life skills through handball to become the next generation of community leaders. There is nothing that makes me happier as a tournament director, player, and mother and grandmother than to see these youngsters having a great time playing handball and demonstrating great sportsmanship, win or lose. For the third consecutive summer, we had a wonderful JR WPH NYC 1-Wall Championships and we look forward to many more in the future.”
Girl’s Champions and Finalists
Champion: Shkysi Cummings
Finalist: Aaliya Durant
Champion: Shnae Cummings
Finalist: Gabriella Sullvan
Champion: Jessica Lozada
Finalist: Jocelyn Rubero
Champion: Madison Borrero
Finalist: Veronica Watson Figueroa
Girl’s Sportsmanship Award Winner: Jenna Santiago
Boy’s Champions and Finalists
Champion: Marcio Moran
Finalist: Bruce Cruz
Champion: Chris Vidal
Finalist: Allan Luna
Champion: Fernando Hernandez
Finalist: Ismael Sinani
Champion: Brandon Martinez
Finalist: Jeniel Gonzalez
Boy’s Sportsmanship Award Winner: Jayden Zeigler
Thank you to 2017 WPH Volunteer of the Year Veronica Figueroa, the Lincoln Terrace Handball Association, and JR WPH for hosting and sponsoring the third annual JR WPH NYC 1-Wall Championships. The WPH is so fortunate to have handball leaders like “Ms. V” demonstrating the enthusiasm for growing the game to foster the next generation of handball players and community leaders.
Photos courtesy of Veronica Figueroa and the Lincoln Terrace Handball Association
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WPH Senior Writer