3rd Annual JR WPH NYC 1-Wall Championships

Posted on Aug 26 2018 - 7:00am by DV


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

Keep an eye out on juniorhandball.org, as new clinic opportunities and recaps pop up weekly. Want to coach a clinic or a junior handball program? Need more information regarding junior handball? The Junior WPH group spans multiple countries, continents and oceans with clinics happening daily. We can help! Contact WPH Development Director David Fink at david.fink@wphlive.tv

To enable Junior WPH to continue to host junior handball clinics and tournaments across North America with Certified WPH Coaches, the World Players of Handball invites you to make a tax-deductible donation today in supporting the growth of the game. 100% of the donations received by the WPH go towards junior handball development.  Donate on-line here, or send your generous gifts through PayPal (extremehandball@cs.com) or by mailing checks to:  WPH, 3561 E. Sunrise Dr. Suite 125, Tucson, AZ, 85718. 

David Fink 

WPH Senior Writer

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