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Abbey Thomas wins Keith Trimper award at Digby soccer celebration


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Abbey Thomas was awarded the Keith Trimper Memorial Award at the Digby Area Soccer Association season end celebration.

DASA held their end of season banquet at the Digby arena on Friday, Aug. 22 with awards and cake.

Thomas received the association’s most important award, created in autumn 2008, to commemorate Digby soccer player Keith Trimper, who died that spring.

The association awards the trophy every year to an under 16 or under 14 player who shows the qualities exemplified by Keith:

“Their love for the game and the joy that soccer brings must be obvious to everyone including teammates, coaches, referees and fans. Recipients must be respectful to everyone, portray a positive presence on the field and be a pleasure to coach.”

First year referee Graham Cromwell received the Brenton Merritt Memorial referee award.

The coaches of the individual teams also presented the following awards:

U12 Girls

MVP: Paige Ettinger

Coach’s Award: Janelle Andrews

Most Improved: Mackenzie Vantassell and Bella Johnston

U12 Boys

Best Sportsman Award: Dylan Waldie

Player’s Player of the Year: Nick Goodwin

Player of the Year: Spencer Hazel

U14 Girls

MVP: Addie Hersey

Coach’s Award: Malare Frost

Most Improved: Amber White

U14 Boys

MVP: Colten Raymond

Coach’s Award: Aiden McGowan

Most Improved: Nathaniel Lewis

U16 Boys

MVP: Nathan Janson & Brandon Sullivan

Coach’s Award: Jeremy Comeau & Dawson Acker

Rookie of the Year: Noah Titus

U18 Girls

3D Award: Taylor Robinson

3D Award: Taylor Comeau

Player’s Choice Award: Abbey Thomas

Senior Women

MVP: Megan Hersey

MIP: Jennifer Thibault

Coach’s Award: Aneesa Jackson

Abbey Thomas was awarded the Keith Trimper Memorial Award at the Digby Area Soccer Association season end celebration.

DASA held their end of season banquet at the Digby arena on Friday, Aug. 22 with awards and cake.

Thomas received the association’s most important award, created in autumn 2008, to commemorate Digby soccer player Keith Trimper, who died that spring.

The association awards the trophy every year to an under 16 or under 14 player who shows the qualities exemplified by Keith:

“Their love for the game and the joy that soccer brings must be obvious to everyone including teammates, coaches, referees and fans. Recipients must be respectful to everyone, portray a positive presence on the field and be a pleasure to coach.”

First year referee Graham Cromwell received the Brenton Merritt Memorial referee award.

The coaches of the individual teams also presented the following awards:

U12 Girls

MVP: Paige Ettinger

Coach’s Award: Janelle Andrews

Most Improved: Mackenzie Vantassell and Bella Johnston

U12 Boys

Best Sportsman Award: Dylan Waldie

Player’s Player of the Year: Nick Goodwin

Player of the Year: Spencer Hazel

U14 Girls

MVP: Addie Hersey

Coach’s Award: Malare Frost

Most Improved: Amber White

U14 Boys

MVP: Colten Raymond

Coach’s Award: Aiden McGowan

Most Improved: Nathaniel Lewis

U16 Boys

MVP: Nathan Janson & Brandon Sullivan

Coach’s Award: Jeremy Comeau & Dawson Acker

Rookie of the Year: Noah Titus

U18 Girls

3D Award: Taylor Robinson

3D Award: Taylor Comeau

Player’s Choice Award: Abbey Thomas

Senior Women

MVP: Megan Hersey

MIP: Jennifer Thibault

Coach’s Award: Aneesa Jackson

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