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Award Winners

 
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    Alfie Bensinger
    President
    Harbor Youth Soccer Club
    October 2013
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    Marc Church
    Volunteer Coach & Board Commissioner
    West Seattle Soccer Club
    November 2013
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    Novella Fraser
    Registrar
    Federal Way Soccer Association
    December 2013
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    Amy Bartlow
    Board Member & Team Manager
    FC Alliance Premier SC
    January 2014

  • Eden Riddell
    Team Manager
    NW Nationals
    February 2014

  • Dawn Bolin
    Uniform Coordinator & Team Manager
    Eastside FC
    March 2014


Alfie Bensinger
President, Harbor Youth Soccer Club
October 2013 Volunteer of the Month

"Alfie Bensinger is the sort of volunteer that every club wishes they had. He is the Club President, assigns the referees, works as a referee at the club and high school level, has personally run the spring U6-U8 Academy program, has become a referee instructor this year to ensure we had local trainers available for our entry-level clinics, somehow found time to coach a BU11 team, too, and most recently was one of our Rec Cup site tournament directors. His easy, kind manner allows him to work with all types of people and leaves the impression that he was glad to talk with you and he can't wait to see you again soon. He is a vital component of HYSC's current successful operations and a local icon of soccer here in Grays Harbor." – Travis Hoppe

 


Marc Church
Volunteer Coach & Board Commissioner,
West Seattle Soccer Club
November 2013 Volunteer of the Month

"Marc Church epitomizes the WA Youth Soccer volunteer spirit, freely and generously giving his time and talents to foster the best possible soccer experience for our members and making a positive difference in the lives of others. In addition to his exemplary service as volunteer coach, Marc serves our soccer families with absolute excellence as a member of the West Seattle Soccer Club’s Administrative Board. Simply cataloging the countless hours Marc has invested in the performance of these roles should be sufficient to merit recognition, but there are 100 other ways he serves and promotes the game that distinguish Marc from other worthy candidates. Chief among these is the relentless and infectious enthusiasm Marc exudes at ALL times.

Marc is always looking for ways to help (before you need to ask) and strives to leave things better than he found them. Marc is the volunteer that arrives early to set up the team canopy or the chairs before the meeting, then stays late to collect left behind items and pick up litter. Marc is the volunteer that carries your gear to and from the field. He welcomes every player with a smile and introduces himself to the families of the opposing team. Marc is the volunteer that thanks and supports our referees, and who quiets a critical sideline. Mark notices and praises the selfless assist and the smallest acts of kindness or good sportsmanship. He always encourages, edifies and inspires others. Marc is a role model, an ambassador, and a cherished friend." - Bill Fry

 


Novella Fraser
Registrar
Federal Way Soccer Association
December 2013 Volunteer of the Month

"Novella is a phenomenal registrar, communicator, and organizer. She volunteers as the FWSA registrar which has grown into holding all the registrar positions in the Association. She sends out regular emails on everything that affects teams. She reviews the week in review and emails from all things soccer to put key points into a summary email. Novella handles start cup/rec cup/league registration, and meetings of the District/Association/Club. When she is out of town on business or with her family, she explains what she needs, when and how she will be responding to emails and phone calls, and who to contact for questions or help with specific topics. She is aware of tournament rules and has done a fantastic job of protecting coaches from making mistakes in rosters or entering the wrong cup, or use of the club pass for the Regional Club.

Her meeting organization and self driven desire to improve all things soccer for FWSA, Bonzi, and the state is greatly appreciated. She has taken on special purpose meetings for treasurer/manager meetings, set up registration nights and coordinated all the necessary people, technical equipment and support on site. Novella has stepped up and added District 3 Secretary to her long list of titles. Novella has improved the registration processes, tools, awareness, and experience for all that sign up for youth soccer." - Perry Woodford

 


Amy Bartlow
Board Member & Team Manager
FC Alliance Premier SC
January 2014 Volunteer of the Month

"Amy volunteers at FC Alliance as an executive board member and full board member. Twice a month she attends club meetings. Aside from the hours doing this job, she is also the team manager for two teams. She has been the manager of the U14 boys team for five years and her first with the U10 Boys. She has been a tremendous help for the club and individual teams, and demonstrates great leadership to other parents. Furthermore, she has financially supported our club scholarship program through various contributions and also donated gear to other kids in the club with limited resources. Aside from the volunteer hours she puts in, she also has a full time job. It’s amazing at how she is able to manage all this with the small window of time she has." – Hugo Alcaraz

 


Eden Riddell
Team Manager
NW Nationals
February 2014 Volunteer of the Month

"Eden is currently the team manager for 5 different teams at NW Nationals, and also assists another manager with the game scheduling for a 6th team. She has a child on only one of those 5 teams, so it is a huge undertaking. Because these teams all share the same coach, she volunteered to manage all of them as a way to help keep the coach organized and manage his busy schedule. You can imagine how difficult it is to schedule practices and games for 6 teams, and the conflicts that arise on the weekends. It has been a huge challenge, but she has taken on this monstrous task. As the club's scheduler and administrator I have been so thankful to have her in this role, as it allows me to work with one single point person for that coach. She has worked very hard on the fall schedule resulting in very few conflicts for the coach. Her efforts benefit so many players and families, who as a result of her hard work get to have their own coach at almost all of their games and practices. She does a great job of communicating with the families and the opposing team managers. All team managers are amazing and give so much of their time, but Eden has gone above and beyond and her commitment has really made a difference at NW Nationals." – Cathy Jackson

 


Dawn Bolin
Uniform Coordinator & Team Manager
Eastside FC
March 2014

"Dawn Bolin does so much...and has the unique ability to make you feel like your needs are her number one priority. Recently, at our EFC Annual Celebration, Dawn was presented the Legends Award for her outstanding contributions to the club. EFC Tim Bauman states, ‘If you believe that successful soccer clubs are dependent on volunteers, then you have met Dawn Bolin. She has worked tirelessly at Eastside FC in roles from Team Manager to serving as our Club’s uniform coordinator. She also manages our tryout registration and the actual tryouts. We were pleased to present Dawn our Eastside FC Legends Award at our Celebration Day several weeks ago...she is a one of a kind volunteer!’ EFC Coach Jack Butler says, ‘Dawn is an incredible team manager and she goes above and beyond on a regular basis." – – Dan Bubar

 
 

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