– Once again Girls team look strong
The Guyana Squash Association (GSA) has short-listed 38 junior players to form its two training squads in preparation for the Caribbean Championships in the Cayman Islands scheduled for July this year.
Twenty eight of the players will form the national training squad, while ten youngsters will shape the developmental squad of potential future national prospects.
Accomplished national coach Carl Ince is expected to continue his work with the national squad as they seek to maintain their current unprecedented success at the Caribbean level, while Lydia Fraser has been chosen to carry on her invaluable work with the developmental squad.
Guyana holds the record of winning 16 overall Caribbean team championships, which is more than the rest of the Caribbean combined.
They have won the overall team title for the past five years, with the girls taking home the team title for the past four consecutive years and boys doing the honours for the past two years.
Guyana created history yet again last year when they won all three team titles for the second consecutive year, a feat never before achieved.
This year’s squad is well balanced with the majority of players named having tasted Caribbean competition before.
The girls’ team is especially strong with the Jeffrey twins, Keisha and Kayla and the likes of Ashley Khalil, Mary Fung-A-Fat and Victoria Arjoon forming the core of the team that has been so successful over the past five years.
These players have won a stunning 10 individual Caribbean titles between them and they are joined by newcomers Taylor Fernandes and Larissa Wiltshire who, although never making the national squad before, were able to compete in the individual category at the Caribbean Championships last year.
On the boys’ side, the vastly experienced quartet of Alexander Arjoon, Oliver Downes, Deje Dias and Jason-Ray Khalil along with the up and coming Nyron Joseph have been regulars on the national team for the past five years.
They are joined by several newcomers such as Ben Mekdeci, Patrick Fraser and Alec Melville in the under 13 category, while Joven Benn has also been rewarded for his outstanding showing at the recently concluded KRAFT Junior Tournament.
Overseas-based players Jean-Claude Jeffrey and the Marcus brothers, Shem, Steven and Shandon have also been included.
All the players named below are asked to attend a meeting at the Georgetown Club on Friday (today) February 26th at 18:00 hrs. Complete Squads; National Squad
Girls- U/13 – Larissa Wiltshire & Taylor Fernandes
U/15 – Victoria Arjoon, Akeila Wiltshire & Gabrielle Fraser
U/17 – Mary Fung-A-Fat, Ashley DeGroot & Kristina Cheeks
U19 – Keisha Jeffrey, Ashley Khalil, Kayla Jeffrey & Alysa Xavier
U/13 – Ben Mekdeci, Patrick Fraser, Alec Melville & Shandon Marcus
U/15 – Nyron Joseph, Jean-Claude Jeffrey, Shem Marcus & Steven Marcus
U/17 – Jason Ray Khalil, Steven Xavier, Abhishek Singh & Ryan DaSilva
U/19 – Alexander Arjoon, Oliver Downes, Deje Dias & Joven Benn
Girls – Alexandra Phang, Savannah Mendes, Rebecca Low & Lydia Alphonso.
Boys – Mathew Phang, Alexander Cheeks, Travis Whitehead, John Phang, Andre Griffith & Benjamin Griffith.
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