-submitted by Vince Greco, VISL President
An entertaining night in Club Distrikt within the Strathcona Hotel on Friday April 7/2017.
A night to celebrate the local successes by teams and individuals.
Attached is our full listing of 42 awards this year.
Many thanks to Cliff Lequesne who MC’d the night; there is a chance we may ask him back for next year. J
Our higher profile awards – was definitely the closest I have witnessed since being involved administratively for the past 17 years.
Our Division 1 MVP – I had to wait till the final game was played as the voting submissions were that close.
The Lou DaCosta Division 1 Keeper of the Year was Iain Walker of Gorge FC.
The Ivy Lucas Rookie of the Year was Will Adams of VI Wave.
The Division High Scorer as well as the League Golden Boot recipient was Patrick Nelson of Cowichan LMG.
The Dr JD Hunter Award for the MVP of the Division was Jon Shah of Gorge FC.
Our Referee of the Year (for the 2nd year in a row) was Nathan Bird.
The Team of the Year was Mid Isle Mariners Div 3.
Our final award of the evening – the President’s Trophy – recipient is the most dedicated individual, player, team official, team or Club within the VISL. Recipient was Glen Martin; the current Coach of Cowichan LMG.
A great evening to raise a glass and break bread with members of yesteryear and VISL’ers from all the different divisions.
Appreciate the media support over the course of the year.
Huge thanks to all the sponsors that made the night such a hit for all the award recipients.
Hopefully we will have some good BC Soccer Provincial Cup updates for you.
Pictures available on request or via our Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook pages.
|FRED CROSSETT U-21 A CHAMPIONS||yes||Mid Isle Mariners||Mid Isle Mariners|
|U-21 B CHAMPIONS||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|MASTER C CHAMPIONS||yes||Bays Utd FC||Bays Utd FC|
|MASTER B CHAMPIONS||yes||Prospect Lake Lakers||Prospect Lake Lakers|
|MASTER A CHAMPIONS||yes||Saanich Fusion Old School||Saanich Fusion Old School|
|DIVISION 4C CHAMPIONS||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|DIVISION 4B CHAMPIONS||yes||Zgoda Juniors||Zgoda Juniors|
|DIVISION 4A CHAMPIONS||yes||Vic West Beavers||Vic West Beavers|
|Division 4 PLAYOFF CHAMPIONS||yes||Bays Utd FC||Bays Utd FC||JV Barnes|
|DIVISION 3B CHAMPIONS||yes||Mid Isle Mariners||Mid Isle Mariners|
|JIM SPENCER DIV 3A CHAMPIONS||yes||Juan De Fuca||Juan De Fuca|
|DIVISION 2 CHAMPIONS||yes||Cowichan Utd||Cowichan Utd||Times Colonist Cup|
|DIVISION 1 CHAMPIONS||yes||Cowichan FC||Cowichan FC||Garrison Cup|
|ANDREW MCGAVIN CUP||yes||Gorge FC||Gorge FC|
|MOGENS BRODSGAARD MCGAVIN MVP||no||Drew Brittain||Gorge FC||McGavin Cup Shield|
|GEORGE SMITH U21 CUP WINNER||yes||Mid Isle Mariners||Mid Isle Mariners|
|WALTER CRAVEIRO U21 CUP MVP||no||Juan Rubiano||Mid Isle Mariners|
|TONY GROVER MEMORIAL CUP||yes||Cowichan 49ers||Cowichan 49ers||Masters Cup|
|ALEX HYLAN TROPHY – MVP Masters||no||Stu Barker||Cowichan 49ers||Masters Cup MVP|
|GEORGE PEARKES CHALLENGE CUP||yes||Mid Isle Mariners||Mid Isle Mariners|
|PEARKES CHALLENGE CUP MVP||no||Mateusz Deron||Gorge United FC|
|SIR JOHN JACKSON CUP||yes||Nanaimo United||Nanaimo United|
|DENNY GIRVAN MEMORIAL MVP Jackson||no||Andrew Adams||Nanaimo United||Jackson Cup MVP|
|WILF SADLER MEMORIAL||no||Neall Rowlings||Cowichan FC||Distinguished person/leader|
|VISL REFEREE AWARD||no||Nathan Bird||N/A|
|EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR||yes||Vince Greco||N/A|
|JAMES FORSYTH TROPHY||no||Juan de Fuca FC 4A||Juan de Fuca FC 4A||Most sportsmanlike team|
|TEAM OF THE YEAR AWARD||no||Mid Isle Mariners Div 3B||Mid Isle Mariners Div 3B|
|U21 A DIVISION MVP AWARD||donated – M||Billy Bagiopoulos||Mid Isle Mariners|
|MASTERS C DIV MVP AWARD||donated – L||Jack Weeks||Bays Utd FC|
|MASTERS B DIV MVP AWARD||donated||Leigh Campbell||Prospect Lake Lakers|
|MASTERS A DIV MVP AWARD||donated – M||Rob Veenhoff||Gorge FC Backfit|
|DIVISION 4C MVP AWARD||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|DIVISION 4B MVP AWARD||donated – L||Tyler Leach||Bays Utd FC|
|DIVISION 4A MVP AWARD||donated – M||Chris Nogueira||FC Sagres|
|DIVISION 3B MVP AWARD||donated – S||Shun Takano||Mid Isle Mariners|
|DIVISION 3A MVP AWARD||donated – M||Brent Cameron||Juan De Fuca|
|DIVISION 2 MVP AWARD||donated – XL||Darian Achurch||Cowichan United|
|DIVISION 1 ROOKIE AWARD||donated – M||Will Adams||VI Wave||Ivy Lucas|
|DIVISION 1 GOALKEEPER AWARD||donated – XL||Iain D Walker||Gorge FC|
|DIVISION 1 TOP SCORER||donated||Patrick Nelson||Cowichan FC – 26|
|DIVISION 1 MVP AWARD||donated – M||Jon Shah||Gorge FC||Dr JD Hunter|
|LEAGUE TOP SCORER AWARD||donated||Patrick Nelson||Cowichan FC – 26||Vinnie’s golden boot|
|LOU GARRAWAY Memorial Ttrophy||donated||Wesley Nelson||Peninsula FC – 14||Masters Top goal scorer|
|PRESIDENTS AWARD||special||Glen Martin||Cowichan FC||Confidential|