Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Powers leads Grizzly men's soccer team awards

ALAMOSA, Colo.- After tying for the team lead in goals and scoring the game-winning goal in the Grizzlies' historic Oct.15  win over Colorado Christian, Adams State College senior David Powers (Fairbanks, Alaska) has been named as the MVP of the Grizzly men's soccer team while highlighting the list of post-season team awards that were recently awarded at the team's post-season banquet.

Powers, who played in all but one game of the Grizzlies' first two years, also led the 2010 edition of the Grizzlies with 22 shots and scored two goals while assisting on another this season.

Meanwhile, junior Joseph Jallow (Oldjeshwang, Gambia), who led the team in points with seven while matching Powers with two goals this season, was named as the Offensive MVP while Tyler Corbin (Mancos, Colo.), also with the Grizzlies from the program's start in 2009, was tabbed as the team's Defensive MVP.

Freshman Hawken Hanna (Haslett, Mich.) received the Most Improved Player Award while Raul Sanchez (Alliance, Neb.) received the Hustle Award.

Freshman goalkeeper Dillon Lee (Arvada, Colo.) also received an award for setting both the single-season and career saves record (98) while fellow freshman net-minder Paul Pizza (Alamosa, Colo.) was honored for recording the first goalkeeper win in ASC history as he helped the Grizzlies pick up their 3-1 triumph in October.

A complete list of the awards, that were all selected by head coach Tim Busen and assistant coach Robert Thompson, can be found below.

MVP: David Powers
Offensive MVP: Joseph Jallow
Most Improved Offensive Player Award: Ubaldo Trujillo
Most Improved Defender Award:  Xzavier Phare
Most Improved Player Award: Hawken Hanna
Defensive Improvement Award: Solomon Cowles
Most Improved Forward Award: Eric Rickard
Defensive MVP: Tyler Corbin
Best Dribbling Award: Norberto Lopez
Best Teamwork Award: Kevin Lee
Best Practicer Award: Nick Graybeal
Most Creative: Diego Santos
First Goal Keeper Win in Adams State History: Paul Pizza
Most Saves in Adams State College History: Dillon Lee (98)
Hustle Award: Raul Sanchez
Good Sport Award: Roger Castellano/Bryce White /Michael Geiger
Most Fun Player Award: Bruno Falcao
Best Teammate Award: Solomon Cowles
Communicator Award: Beverly Hottor
Love of the Game Award: Peter Freeman

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