UWS Division Champions Win Multiple Awards with the League, Coach of the Year and Iron Woman of the Year are Among the Nine Awards
Calgary, AB - After a very successful UWS season, the Calgary Foothills WFC add to their list of accomplishments as eight players and head coach Troye Flannery receive acknowledgment for their outstanding efforts throughout the season.
For the second season in a row, CFWFC Head Coach Troye Flannery has earned the West Conference Coach of the Year accolade. After guiding Calgary Foothills WFC to a second-place finish in the West last season, he recruited a very tough side to beat for this campaign and the results showed. Calgary raced out to an early lead in the standings and never looked back, while displaying a very neat and eye-pleasing brand of possession-based attack along the way. He and his staff guided the program to new heights in winning the West in 2018 and there is no doubt that he will look to get Calgary back to the UWS National Championship weekend in 2019.
Out of eleven players selected to the 2018 UWS All-West Conference First Team, five Foothills players cracked the line-up: Stephanie Labbé, Grace Stordy, Jessica Jones, Rehana Murani, and Yvonne Northover who also earned the Iron Woman of the Year Award – an award given to the player who played every minute of every match. Three more players were named to the UWS All-West Conference Second Team: Tori Martyn, Mya Jones and Lauren Raimondo. It is an exciting time for this team, to see some of the youngest players (Stordy and M. Jones) being recognized, as they certainly represent the future of women’s soccer in Calgary as well as in Canada.
Coach Flannery emphasizes that he is very proud of the team stating: “We have accomplished a lot this season. To see both the more experienced players on the team as well as many of the youth players getting recognized for their efforts is very encouraging and validating for all of us. Every player on the squad played an important role in our success as a team this season and we will be looking to progress to a new level next season.”
About Foothills WFC: The Calgary Foothills WFC is a member of the United Women’s Soccer League – UWS is a national women’s soccer league sanctioned by U.S. Soccer through the United States Adult Soccer Association (USASA). UWS is a professionally operated league created for teams that meet high minimum standards. Calgary Foothills is the first Canadian team to be represented in this league which makes them the highest level of Women’s Soccer in Canada. After a successful first season in the league in 2017, the team hopes to make a mark on their community in their second season. This team is blazing a trail for Canadian women in soccer by creating opportunity for players and making strides toward more equity in the sport.