Weaver HS Girls Soccer Earns Sportsmanship Award

SPOTLIGHT on EXCELLENCE     Issue 21     December 7, 2012

Weaver High School Girls Soccer Earns Sportsmanship Award.

The Weaver's Girls' Varsity Soccer team was presented with the "Keith Johnson Sportsmanship Award" at a ceremony on Nov. 29 in Glastonbury.  The team was recognized for their sportsmanlike conduct, maturity and positive support for one another by the Central Connecticut Soccer Officials' Association.  This award has been presented for the past 32 years to various high school soccer teams in the state and the Weaver team is only the 2nd Hartford team to be honored during that span. Hartford Public High School was a previous recipient in 1995.
Culinary Arts Academy teacher and CCSOA member Nanci Fortin presented the award stating that despite a losing season, the Weaver girls showed great support of one another and their fellow teammates. Fortin was also honored with an award by her organization for all of her hard work as an official and member.  WHS Coach Kellie Wagner said she was excited for the team.
"The girls were walking around with the trophy and showing it off," Wagner said.  "They deserve every bit of praise."
Assit. Coach Melissa Turowski said the girls' worked hard at keeping positive attitudes on the field and toward their opponents. as well as the referees.
  Caption:  From left, Culinary Arts Academy Principal Matthew Conway, Weaver Head Coach Kellie Wagner, Assit. Coach Melissa Turowski, and CCSOA member Nanci Fortin.

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