Cougar of the Day
Every game our program gives out the "Cougar of the Day" for players who exhibit qualities we want to see in our players - competitiveness, character, effort, skill, courage, selflessness, teamwork, spirit, determination to name a few. And we literally hand out Cory the Cougar, for players to take home and take pictures with.
In our first game, 3/9, against TCA, we gave Cory to Sophie Seybold for playing the full 80 minutes, for her perseverance in the program, and for doing all of the little things on the field. So proud of this kid for her hard work to get better!
On Saturday, 3/11, we gave Cory to Gianna Weiner - for excellence, in defensive positioning and shape, for her passing and speed of play, and for being rock solid against a very determined opponent. What a start she has had as a freshman! She is 3 games in and has played every minute!
And yesterday, we gave Cory to Sam Johnson for her wonderful two goals and for applying coaching instruction immediately upon re-entering the game. This was a first for Same - two goals in a game - we expect its not the last.
Thanks for your generosity!
Thank you GIRLS SOCCER PROGRAM! Your generosity is Amazing! My call for donations to charities to honor the efforts of your programs' coaches over the course of the off-season was met with a great response! So far there has been a total amount of $5,869 raised for the three groups - $1,125 for the EHS Education Foundation, $1,820 For Resilience1220, and $2924 for the EHS Home Field Bleachers Campaign. We are also expecting some matching corporate gifts as well. While running the Kick arounds is just about my favorite thing to do, this makes it doubly worthwhile!
After 30 or so kickarounds and off-season workouts, we assembled this past Monday for Tryouts. And now we have selected two teams for the season. The coaches and I are so excited to get going, and are thrilled with the effort, the attitude, and the leadership we see on display, and know that this is promising for the season.
Every day after practice we have tried to hand out Cory, the Cougar, to a player, in recognition of that player being the Cougar of the Day. The honor will go to those players who embody characteristics we want to see in players - selflessness, leadership, effort and hard work, excellence, teamwork, encouragement, positivity. A player gets to take Cory home, or carry around school, and take pictures to post to social media.
We have had many players in the program honored over the Winter. And this past Saturday, we honored Sylvia Howell for stepping up BIG TIME in her first scrimmage, playing fearlessly, and to the best of her abilities, and playing a full 80 minutes, against excellent competition.
I look forward to honoring more players on these pages over the course of the season!
Playing at 7200 feet means challenging weather at times, but the girls always make the best of it. Could this be Evergreen High School's new mascot?!