The Weyburn Soccer Association held their annual awards night and AGM Thursday. The evening saw the association honor the top players from the traveling teams, the Red Devils, and the Black Devils.
The night was also marked by a goodbye to a long term member of the WSA board, and a volunteer with the organization of nearly 20 years, as Jacquie Van De Woestyne stepped down from the board. She made the move after taking on a new job in Regina.
Brad Spencer was the outgoing president of the WSA. He had nothing but great things to say about Van De Woestyne.
“The stuff that she’s done and accomplished, and helped to bring this program forward is immeasurable. We just couldn’t thank her enough,” Spencer said after the award ceremony.
Van De Woestyne had coached at nearly every age level and had also coached the girls’ soccer team at Weyburn Comprehensive School.
Overall, the Weyburn Soccer Association was pleased with the results on the field, and off, for their traveling teams. Spencer said the teams are being considered a force to be reckoned with when heading to tournaments.
“Good showing by all of our teams at different tournaments this year, and provincials,” Spencer explained. “It’s been another good year for Weyburn soccer development.”
At the awards evening, the Award for FairPlay from the U14 provincials was also presented to the U14 Red Devils.
The Volunteer of the Year award was presented to Madison Epp. Having been involved with Weyburn soccer most of her life, she too will be leaving the program after coaching the U18 Red Devils program this past season. She is wrapping up classes at the University of Saskatchewan and will be remaining in Saskatoon.
Here is the complete list of the award winners at Thursday’s event.
U10 Red Devils
Coaches Award - Katherine Balog
Most Improved Player - Rudy Bettes
Most Valuable Player - Alexie Daviduk
U10 Black Devils
Coached Award - Hayden Buehler
Most Improved Player - Grayson
Most Valuable Player - Tommy Olson
U12 Red Devils
Coaches Award - Tessa Daviduk
Most Improved Player - Tsuna Sidloski
Most Valuable Player - Nyla Prochinsky
U12 Black Devils
Coaches Award - Alex Severson
Most Improved Player - Dylan Honig
Most Valuable Player - Alex Junk
U14 Red Devils
Coaches Award - Tori Mahnke
Most Improved Player - Macie-Jo Hala
Most Valuable Player - Abbie Hayward
U18 Red Devils
Coaches Award - Lindsay McLeod
Most Improved Player - Jillian LaBatte
Most Valuable Player - Meagan Dutchak