2022 UWS West Conference Awards

10 Aug 2022
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Metuchen, NJ — Calgary Foothills WFC ran the regular-season table in the West Conference on the way to the United Women’s Soccer National Championship Game. As a result, the Canadian side is well represented in the West Conference awards. Sarah Dilling is the West’s Goalkeeper of the Year, while Mya Jones won Offensive Player of the Year honors, and Lee Tucker was recognized as the conference’s top coach. Maddy Perez of Santa Clarita Blue Heat stood out on her way to claiming Defensive Player of the Year recognition. 

West Conference Goalkeeper of the Year – Sarah Dilling (Foothills WFC)

Sarah Dilling of Calgary Foothills WFC was honored as the West Conference Goalkeeper of the Year for her outstanding season for a successful outfit. Thanks to her strong effort between the sticks, Foothills WFC turned in a perfect regular season and advanced to the UWS National Championship Game for the second time in club history. In total, the Canadian youth international allowed only six goals in 624 minutes while making 38 saves. 

West Conference Defensive Player of the Year – Maddy Perez (Santa Clarita Blue Heat)

Maddy Perez claimed the West Conference Defensive Player of the Year award for her stout season at the base of a solid Santa Clarita Blue Heat defensive unit. For a club that conceded nine goals in 10 games, Perez was as safe as they come at the back. She was precise and physical with her tackles, and secure with her passing as the anchor for the entire SC Blue Heat squad. 

West Conference Offensive Player of the Year – Mya Jones (Foothills WFC)

Mya Jones emerged as the preeminent attacking force in the West Conference, earning Offensive Player of the Year honors as a result.  A constant threat. Jones managed seven goals from eight regular-season games, showing up for Calgary Foothills WFC in massive moments, including against SC Blue Heat, which entered the 2022 season as the defending champions. The Canadian youth international was one of the driving forces in her side’s perfect regular season.

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West Conference Coach of the Year – Lee Tucker (Foothills WFC)

Lee Tucker led Calgary Foothills WFC to an outstanding season in 2022, and, as a result, earned West Conference Coach of the Year recognition. Calgary Foothills won all 10 of its regular season matchups, including two against last season’s UWS champions in SC Blue Heat, on the way to a West Conference title. Tucker’s leadership brought Calgary Foothills to within a win of their own national title, and allowed an impressive collection of individual talent to flourish.

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2022 UWS West Conference First Team

GK – Sarah Dilling (Foothills WFC)

D – Charlotte Potts (Foothills WFC)

D – Maddy Perez (Santa Clarita Blue Heat)

D – Gisele Thompson (Santa Clarita Blue Heat)

M – Mya Jones (Foothills WFC)

M – Lara Kazandjian (Foothills WFC)

M – MaKenna Dominguez (Los Angeles SC)

M – Katrina Wetherell (FC Arizona)

F – Alyssa Thompson (Santa Clarita Blue Heat)

F – Ally Lemos (Santa Clarita Blue Heat)

F – Grace Mwasalla (Impact FC)

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2022 UWS West Conference Second Team

GK – Aubrey McKessy (Santa Clarita Blue Heat)

D – Grace Stordy (Foothills WFC)

D – Lauren Lonsberry (Impact FC)

D – Lauren Sesselmann (Santa Clarita Blue Heat)

D – Sydney Vermillion (Santa Clarita Blue Heat)

M – Sarah Kinzner (Foothills WFC)

M – Saorla Miller (Foothills WFC)

M – Angie Escobar (Santa Clarita Blue Heat)

M – Kasandra Massey (Los Angeles SC)

M – Alexis Johnson (FC Arizona)

F – Olivia Chu (Impact FC)

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