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Jul, 2017

Spring 2017 Ken Humphrey Sportsmanship Winners

In 1975, Mr. Ken Humphrey had a dream to combine soccer with his love of teaching elementary children.  While principal of Maplewood Elementary School, he and a group of volunteers organized a soccer league. The first season began with 108 players and grew to 675 within two years.  Overwhelmed, Mr. Humphrey could no longer manage the league.  He approached the City of Greeley to adopt his program . . . Young America Soccer program is born.  In 1980, a small group of players wanted an advanced option.  Mr. Humphrey was a key-contributor in forming Bootleggers Soccer Club.  Over the course of the next two years, Bootleggers was instrumental in bringing varsity soccer to Weld County School District #6.  Today you will find Ken roaming Boomerang golf course where he volunteers his time, contributing as always.

In recognition of Ken Humphrey’s contributions, Bootleggers established an award in his honor.  Northern Colorado Soccer Club would like to congratulate these young people on being selected as the spring 2017 winner of the Kenneth H. Humphrey Sportsmanship Award.  They have demonstrated the ideals of sportsmanship including fairness, civility, honesty, unselfishness, respect, and responsibility.  The outstanding manner in which they conduct themselves prior to, during, and following practices and matches positively impacts the behavior of everyone.

Congratulations to the following for being a positive role model for the club:

02 Girls:  Katelynn Meritt
03 Girls:  Hailey Ter Meer
04 Girls:  Emma Jenkins
05 Girls:  Emerald Rael, MyKena Duncan
06 Girls:  Kaitlyn Newth
07 Girls:  Hazel Byerly, Emily Gesick

99 Boys:  Cameron Alexander, Tanner McBee
02 Boys:  Ahmed Alsrraj
04 Boys:  Zane Cockroft
05 Boys:  Owen Henderson
06 Boys:  Mason Martinez, Madden Smiley, Eamon Shaw
07 Boys:  Josiah Neavez, Fisher Kintz

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