🚨PRESS RELEASE 📰 SportMind Pro Caroline Fouts Claims 2nd US Junior Open Title 2023!

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By Jesse Engelbrecht


In a remarkable display of skill and mental fortitude, Caroline Fouts, a SportMind Pro athlete, secured her second US Junior Open title in the girls U19 category. As the number 1 seed, Fouts entered the event amidst high expectations and pressure but emerged victorious without losing a single game.

Reflecting on her achievement, Caroline Fouts expressed,

“This is my second US Junior Open title. My last USJO title was in U13 in 2017. Entering this tournament, I understood the pressure that I would be under as the #1 seed. I felt I played super professionally by playing simple squash and moving the ball around the court with confidence. I focused on being courageous and trusting all the hard work I have done. I look forward to continuing to train hard and getting better so I can perform at the best of my abilities in the upcoming BJO, Worlds, and season at Harvard in 2024!”

She also acknowledged the role of SportMind in her preparation, stating, “I just felt so composed out there during the whole event. Thanks to the training and the tools within SportMind that helped me do this.”

Caroline’s coach, Luke Butterworth, praised her performance, saying,

“Caroline played some excellent squash throughout this event. We decided that the quality of shot was the theme of the event and it paid absolute dividends. The focus on the accuracy and weight was key to success, and her mindset was so locked in, she didn’t drop a game throughout the event. I couldn’t be prouder of her strength to execute her strengths against some top competitors. Onwards we go to the BJO. Thank you to SportMind, Alexis Castorri, Jay Clement, and all my team at LBSQUASH for channeling their support to this success.”

Jesse Engelbrecht, the creator of SportMind and mental coach for Caroline, also commented,

“In the short time we have been working together, I can see right away that Caroline has that special fire within herself. Not just to be the best player out there, but to be the best all-around human being she can. She has a desire and hunger for knowledge and is grounded and humble at the same time, considering all she has achieved so far. This title, and the way she did, it is testament to her work ethic, habits, and overall mindset. A huge congrats to Caroline and Luke and a perfect platform to build off for the upcoming British Junior Open.”

Caroline’s squash journey is a testament to her dedication and passion for the sport. She began playing squash at eight years old and has since been an integral part of the USA Women’s Junior National team. This summer, she contributed to the team’s success at the World Junior Championships in Australia, where they secured a commendable 3rd place. Currently boasting a highest world ranking of 73, Caroline aspires to climb up the rankings in the coming years. This fall marks a new chapter for her as she joins Harvard as a student-athlete, eager to contribute to an already impressive team. Caroline expresses deep gratitude towards her coaches, friends, and family for their unwavering support throughout her career, acknowledging that their guidance and inspiration have been pivotal to her success. Looking forward, she is excited about the many years of squash ahead, fueled by a world-class team that continues to teach, guide, and inspire her every day.

Here is the journey Caroline took to achieving her goals and winning the title:

R64Awande Malinga11/5, 11/8, 11/2
R32Kahjin Yap11/0, 11/3, 11/3
R16Iman Shaheen11/2, 11/3, 11/2
QuartersEmilia Falconi11/3, 11/5, 11/5
SemisSamantha Jaffe11/4, 11/4, 11/3
FinalsRiya Navani11/5, 11/7, 11/3

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