PLAYERS OF THE MONTH
Our new monthly recognition program celebrates the individuals who best exemplify the three pillars of #WeAreSurf by being enthusiastic, intentional, & together.
GOALKEEPER OF THE MONTH – OCTOBER 2018 – GIRLS
Kaitlyn Baldwin-McCurdy (G05A) exemplifies the core values of Greater Seattle Surf. “Every time she comes to training she is focused, hard working and encourages others. She’s a dedicated team player who works hard at her craft,” says Goalkeeping Academy Director Val Seid. Coach Mel Craig agrees, “She’s one of the top keepers in the State in our league.”
GOALKEEPER OF THE MONTH – OCTOBER 2018 – BOYS
This year, Hudson Becerril-Geiger (B09A) made the decision to play full time as a goalkeeper and it has brought much consistency and success to the team.
Coach An Nuon says, “Hudson trains with an intensity that resonates with his teammates and carries over into the game. His ability to communicate in his roll brings everyone together and on the same page.”
Goalkeeping Academy Director Val Seid agrees, “Hudson always has a great attitude and is even more enthusiastic with each session.
PLAYER OF THE MONTH – OCTOBER 2018 – GIRLS
While Bailey Matthews (G07A) holds her teammates to a certain standard, she still offers words of encouragement and praise.
Coach Ryan Campbell notes, “Bailey has really made a solid effort to implement possession play. Even when an option is not immediately available, she uses her skills to create passing opportunities and has composure, instead of just randomly kicking the ball up the field.”
Bailey always comes to training and games with tons of energy and passion for the game. She never gives anything less than a 100% effort regardless of the score or what we are doing in training. She is always willing to help guest play with other teams to help out even if it means traveling for an away game.
PLAYER OF THE MONTH – OCTOBER 2018 – BOYS
Abdou Fatty (B06B) always greets coaches and his teammates with a smile and a handshake. If there is a collision and someone falls he’ll offer a hand and ask if they are alright. He speaks positively to his teammates and gives them praise.
Coach Walt Antoniuk says, “Abdou is stepping out of his comfort zone in training and games and using his weaker foot when the ball is on that side. He has adopted a growth mindset and moves on from mistakes with focus on doing better the next play.”
PLAYER OF THE MONTH – SEPTEMBER 2018 – BOYS
PLAYER OF THE MONTH – SEPTEMBER 2018 – GIRLS
TEAM OF THE MONTH – SEPTEMBER 2018 – GIRLS
TEAM OF THE MONTH – SEPTEMBER 2018 – BOYS
PLAYERS OF THE MONTH – AUGUST 2018 – GIRLS
PLAYER OF THE MONTH – AUGUST 2018 – BOYS
TEAM OF THE MONTH – AUGUST 2018 – BOYS
TEAM OF THE MONTH – AUGUST 2018 – GIRLS
The G08A girls grew closer throughout the summer. Coach Simon Craig says, “We had moments of success at each tournament. The girls are excited and enthusiastic about training and games. We train with more purpose and intention and the bonds between teammates are stronger.”
PLAYER OF THE MONTH – JULY 2018
July’s Boy Player of the Month is Akal Singh (B08B), whose hard work in the Goalkeeping Academy helped his team dominate during this brutally hot summer, allowing only 1 goal in his last 9 matches, while his team went on to score 41.
PLAYER OF THE MONTH – JULY 2018
TEAM OF THE MONTH – JULY 2018 BOYS
TEAM OF THE MONTH – JULY 2018 GIRLS