Kirby United Repeat as Breen’s Jubilee Trophy Champs
CBS Kirby United successfull
defended their senior women’s title Saturday afternoon in front of an
estimated 1000 fans at Topsail Field in Conception Bay South. The
defending champs downed rivals Holy Cross 4-1. Kristina Weatherbee of
CBS Kirby United received the Sherry Morrissey Award as Playoff MVP,
while Alyssa Armstrong of Holy Cross took the Ann Woodford Award as Most
Spirited Player of the playoffs. CBS Kirby United will represent the
province at club nationals in Calgary over the Thanksgiving Day weekend.
Prior to the game, the NLSA named the senior women’s All-Star team and individual award winners.
Jean Thompson Award – First Place Regular Season -----CBS Kirby United
Sandy Faulkner Award – Top Scorer ----Malorie Harris, CBS Kirby United
Raeleen Baggs Award – MVP Regular Season ----Malorie Harris, CBS Kirby United
Joy Burt Award – Most Spirited Player ----- Emily Wiscombe, Feildians
Rookie of the
Year ---Keisha Young, Holy Cross
Keisha Young, Holy Cross
Coach of the
Year -----Jake Stanford, Holy Cross
Malorie Harris, CBS Kirby United
Jane Pope, Holy Cross
Terri Murphy, Holy Cross
Nicole Torraville, CBS Kirby United
Keisha Young, Holy Cross
Stacey Hanlon, Feildians
Jamie Croker, Holy Cross
Liz McPhail, Feildians
Lauren Windsor, Feildians
Jenny Tiller, CBS Kirby United
Kaelyn Burke, Holy Cross
Betty Pickett was born and raised in St. Lawrence but when she moved to Marystown and married Kevin Pickett she became the heart and soul of Marystown soccer. She was at the field in good times and she was there in bad times. I remember her collecting on the gate no matter the weather. She patrolled around the field and covered more ground than most officials.
I remember being extremely hurt when we lost to Marystown in 2004 on the Laurentians 100th Anniversary and at that time I was President of the St. Lawrence Soccer Association. But when the hurting stopped I felt good for the Marystown die hard fans and it's players who had won their 1st Challenge Cup Championship. Betty Pickett was one of those people I felt happy for. She along with others deserved the taste of victory : Good for them !
Betty loved her family and enjoyed watching her boys play the game. Above all she stood her grounds but inside she was a "Gentle Woman" who loved life and the beautiful game of soccer.
We will all miss her and we all loved her.
I was elated to hear that Constable RCMP Officer Trudy Pike who is formally of St. Lawrence, She is now residing in the Yukon and has taken a keen interest in the sport of soccer in her new residence.
Trudy was and still is a good friend of my daughter Melissa. Both of them started kindergarden and completed grade 12 the same year. Trudy is now a coach with Team Yukon Under -14 Girls who will be traveling to Newfoundland to participate in the National U-14 Club Tournament in October on Thanksgiving Day Weekend. Good luck Trudy to you and your team and above all enjoy the experience.