Sunday, February 27, 2011

USU Soccer Banquet

On Friday night, the Aggies celebrated their 2010 WAC Championship season in our annual soccer banquet. Players were recognized for the accomplishments this season, including Lauren Hansen, who broke two school records this year. Lauren was presented with the actual two game balls she broke the two records with. Those players who lettered received their letter awards, and members of the Utah State Athletics staff and other supporters were thanked and recognized. Other awards given were the team awards, which were presented to award winners by their teammates--

Most Inspirational/Lisa Willardson Award: Kami Montgomery, presented by Aggie Soccer Alumni Lisa Willardson
Newcomer Award: Mari Miyashiro, presented by Ashlyn Mulford
Defensive MVP: Natalie Norris, presented by Lauren Hansen
Offensive MVP: Lauren Hansen, presented by Lindsay Obray
MVP: Chandra Salmon, presented by Molli Merrill

The highlight to the evening was surprising the girls with their WAC Championship rings. Coach Cairns had each player's ring put in a gift bag with her name on it, stapled shut. The bags were passed out and the girls opened their bags at the same time (see the video below!) The girls enjoyed taking pictures with their rings after the banquet! There were lots of laughs, some happy was a fun evening for all!

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