NLSA Names Athletes of the Month for June 2018
Strikers and Keepers dominate the headlines as the NLSA announces its Athletes of the Month for June. On the senior side, goaltenders Scott Budden of CBS That Pro Look Strikers and Sydney Walsh of CBS Kirby Group were recognized for their near perfect records, while in the junior ranks Mycah Winsor of Feildians and Abigail Evans of St. John’s were nominated for their stellar performances and leadership on the field.
Senior Male: Scott Budden, That Pro Look CBS Strikers
CBS That Pro Look Strikers got off to a strong start in the Johnson Insurance Challenge Trophy in 2018, and Scott Budden’s netminding was a big part of their early success. The CBS goalkeeper was instrumental in his team’s six-game unbeaten streak including 400 minutes without allowing a goal in their five wins and one tie during the month of June.
Senior Female: Sydney Walsh, CBS Kirby United
Sydney Walsh recorded five clean sheets in five games in during the month of June, as she continued to backstop her CBS Kirby United team. To the end of June, she had not allowed a goal in Breen’s Jubilee Trophy this season, helping her team to a perfect start to the 2018 season.
Junior Female: Abigail Evans, St. John’s GU15
Abigail is a striker with the St. John’s GU15 team and is Captain of Team NL at the U15 Atlantic Championships. Coming off a strong May where she scored seven goals in three matches Abigail continued her hot streak scoring three more goals in two games during the month of June. Her continued improvement and hard work comes after returning from an almost career ending injury. Abigail continues to lead her team on and off the field. Her skill provides for tough match ups with team’s best defenders marking her.
Junior Male: Mycah Winsor, Feildians Sky Blue
Mycah is a dynamic player who has made significant contributions at the club and provincial team level. He controls soccer games and is arguably the best player on the pitch when he’s playing. Mycah had ten points in the two games Feildians played in the BU15 Tier One Premier League in June. This included four goals and had two assists in a 9-1 win over CBS and four assists in the team’s 8-0 victory over St. John’s.