Yorkton United FC celebrates year

Yorkton United FC, the city’s soccer program, gathered on Mar. 9 for their sixth annual banquet, to celebrate their accomplishments and the continued growth of the sport in the city.
Club President Mike Chapman said that their measure of success is by participation.

“We want to make affordable, quality soccer programming available for everyone.”

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In doing that, however, the program does make competitive teams, with their most recent accomplishment being a collection of gold and silver medals from the recent provincial tournament in Saskatoon.

“For a program that doesn’t have the luxury to pick and choose from hundreds of players and place them where it’s best for them, we do really, really well and we’re really excited about that.”

Jeanne Fetsch was the speaker at the event, talking about the impact soccer has made on her life and how being in her peak physical fitness saved her life.

The club also gave out player awards. The award winners were as follows:

Grafter Award:
U9 Boys: Praise Otasanya
U9 Girls: Hamidah Kasim and Katelyn Merrick
U10 Boys: Gradey Halyk
U11 Boys: Keaton Halyk
U11 Girls: Anya-Rae Chernoff & Callie Gardiner
U13 Boys D1: Maddon McCombs
U13 Boys D2: Kaden Pihach
U13 Girls: Addisyn Jakubiec and Mila Kicenko
U15 Boys: Lucas Clarkson
U15 Girls: Tatum Borys
U17 Boys: Justin Adam
U19 Boys: Thomas Djagowez
U19 Girls: Sarah Nelson

Sportsmanship:
U9 Boys: Jomi Olaleye
U9 Girls: Layne Buettner
U10 Boys: Austin Code
U11 Boys: Aidan Grela
U11 Girls: Madelin Berge
U13 Boys D1: Parker McDowell
U13 Boys D2: Ian Cursons
U13 Girls: Sara Switzer
U15 Boys: Rye Long
U15 Girls: Jaya Code
U17 Boys: Logan Westveit
U19 Boys: Ajuan Lyew
U19 Girls: Ashley Schrader

Most Improved
U9 Boys: Ethan Biokreli
U9 Girls: Clara Kennedy
U10 Boys: Kieran Redmond
U11 Boys: Graden Leik
U11 Girls: Maxine Czinkota
U13 Boys D1: Ayush Chhetri
U13 Boys D2: Jaxon Checkosis
U13 Girls: Carlene McKay
U15 Boys: Eyob Miller
U15 Girls: Kadence Pilot and Mercedes Thompson
U17 Boys: Brady Van Someran
U19 Boys: Amogh Tripathy
U19 Girls: Brianna Clarkson and Kiara Lutz

U13 Girls League Champion: Lily Johnson

U13/15 Girls Golden Boot Winner: Sophie Smith

U13/15 Boys Golden Boot Winner: Nathan Mushanski

Female Athlete of the Year Award: Sarah Nelson

Male Athlete of the Year Award: Nick Fetsch

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