Nicole Frevold of the Marblehead Youth Badminton Club has returned home from the Manhattan Beach Club in California, where she came through with five wins in U-17 girls singles, U-17 girls doubles with Shirleen Chen, U-17 mixed doubles with Samuel Keoni Schwartz, U-22 girls doubles with Flavia Stiglion and U-22 mixed doubles with Alan Plavin. Shown above, Frevold takes her place front and center as a gold medal winner with U-17 mixed doubles partner Joseph Pitman at last month’s XXIII Pan American Games in Guatemala. She also brought home a silver medal after teaming up with Krista Hsu in U-17 girls doubles. It was undoubtedly a summer that she will never forget.
As printed in the August 14, 2014 edition of Marblehead Reporter.
MYB’s Vered shows he still has game at the Connecticut Open
The Connecticut Open, one of only a few high-level adult badminton competitions on the East Coast, draws the best players in the area. The head coach of Marblehead Youth Badminton, Nick Vered, sent some of his top players to the event, and to make things rather interesting paired them with adult players: Clayton Cayen with MYB assistant coach Richmond Trinidad in men’s doubles; Sophie Deutsch with Gut ‘n’ Feather member Meaghan Burke in women’s doubles; and Nicole Frevold and Vered himself in mixed doubles.
The 2013 Friendship Cup took place on March 23 at the Marblehead Community Center. This friendly tournament included mixed teams of 70 players from three Boston area clubs: Marblehead Youth Badminton(MYB), Boston Badminton(BosBad) of Westborough, and The Maugus Club of Wellesley. This years winners from Team 2 were Max Gormley – BosBad, Eliza Hancock – MYB, Andrew Lee – BosBad, Forest Ma – BosBad, Isha Mayor – BosBad, Eric O’Connor – MYB, Annika Sparrell – MYB, and Reid Tully – MYB.
Marblehead Youth Badminton celebrated some of its long-standing volunteers, who have given their time and expertise to help run the sports organization behind the scenes this spring. The honorees included Jennie Aspinall, David Deutsch, Marion Higgins and Leanne Torrie.
The Dee Colcord Spirit Award was created to recognize MYB’s former president (2005-10) for generating a spirit of fun, dedication and fairness in the highly competitive sport of badminton. Each year, recipients are chosen from the entire organization that includes the players to volunteers. Last month, Joan Cayen the president of MYB, presented the Award to Aspinall, Higgins, and Torrie.