Mayhem rule at indoor soccer awards
While the 2014 World Cup played on TV screens all around them, the Borderland Women’s Indoor Soccer League paid tribute to its own players Saturday at Boston Pizza here.
League champion Main Street Mayhem dominated the evening like they dominated the league this season—winning seven of the nine awards given out.
Jaymee Fiset of the Mayhem captured a pair of awards, including being named most valuable player age 29-and-under.
She also received the Golden Boot award for scoring a league-high 24 goals during the regular season.
Abby Sanders received the Hustle Award, and also was given special mention for the Golden Boot after winding up second to Fiset with 10 tallies.
Sydney Radigan of the Cater 2 U Queens, meanwhile, received a special mention in the MVP category.
Alexandra Spuzak of the Mayhem was chosen as the playoff MVP while teammate Krista Kellar was selected as most sportsmanlike player (special mention to Faith Pollard of the Queens).
Mayhem keeper Phyllis Pierson was recognized at the most improved player.
Claire Hyatt capped the Mayhem’s string of achievements by being chosen defensive player of the year.
Alina Eldridge (Queens) was named rookie of the year, with Jess Badiuk (Wright Physiotherapy Rockettes) getting special mention.
The latter also earned a special mention for most improved behind Pierson.
Heather Wright (Rockettes) was chosen as the MVP for ages 30-and-over, with Maria Sanders (Mayhem) given a special mention.
The league started the season with four teams, but dropped down to three after the Boston Pizza Ball Blasters folded due to lack of player interest.
League organizer Amy Wilson-Hands on Saturday urged team reps to embark on a major recruitment pitch over the coming months to try and get the league back to where it was a couple of seasons ago, when it featured six teams.