The reaction of a new parent to the Club Awards Night and Picnic says it all, "That was a lot of fun, honoring and recognizing the players shows where the club's priorities are at." This was said to Director of Coaching Erik Oman at practice on Tuesday a few days after the event.
Emerald City FC is run and exists with the help of amazing volunteers, and events like the Awards Night can only be successful with great volunteers like Belinda Chin, who was the chief organiser. In addition thanks goes to Steve Tanaka, Club President, and Dan Barsher, Club VP, and to this years designated U15 volunteer team, M97 Green, who helped keep the evening running smoothly. ECFC would also like to thank the Shoreline Conference Center staff for their help in setting up and providing such a wonderful venue for our club.
Many awards were given out during the evening, but when asked what stood out to them, an ECFC manager mentioned the recognition of out going U18 player Jack Peterson. Jack, during his last 2 years at the club, was highly active in recruiting players to his team and ensuring those that wanted to continue playing soccer at U17 and U18 had a team to play on and ultimately they ended up having a very successful final club season. Jack will be attending the University of Redlands, and he will be playing soccer!
Recipients of the Golden Boot Award
- Ryan Davis - U15-U18 Club MVP
- Clare Fuget - U15-U18 Club MVP
Recipients of the Silver Boot Award
- Edgar Gonzales - U11-U14 Club MVP
- Hannah Puetz - U11-U14 Club MVP
The following players were honored as 2012-2013 Pivotal Players for their teams
Emerald City FC F01 Green - Colleen Leahy
Emerald City FC F01 White - Clara Bertany
Emerald City FC F00 Green - Alyssa Hershey
Emerald City FC F99 Green - Genevieve Cargile
Emerald City FC F99 White - Payton Millar
Emerald City FC F98 Green - Alexa Pappas
Emerald City FC F96 Green - Libby Niehoff
Emerald City FC F96 White - Julia List
Emerald City FC F95 Green - Kyra Stiggelbout
Emerald City FC M01 Green - Abiyu Ghezahegn
Emerald City FC M01 White - Julian Renschler
Emerald City FC M99 Green - Avery Jacobson
Emerald City FC M98 Green - Liam Amador-Emmons
Emerald City FC M97 Green - Jasper Malamud
Emerald City FC M97 White - Reed Bishop
Emerald City FC M95 Green - Blaine Thompson
Emerald City FC M95 White - Timur Mamedov
Emerald City FC M94 Green - Galen Brennan
Photos by Susan H.