Each month, Liverpool FC congratulates players at all LFC International Academies around the world who exemplify The Liverpool Way.
We are excited to announce that August's Player of the Month is Adzair Cruz from the 2009 team. Coach Bill Johnson, writes:
Adzair has played for the club for three years and has shown his commitment and passion through his desire to compete in any and all club activities he can attend. Adzair began with the club as a 6 year old and has attended all of the age group skill sessions as well as played on U7 through U10 competitive teams. He currently plays for the 2009 team and also plays up on the 2008 team on occasion.
He is a gentleman who is extremely competitive and his desire to win is infectious to his teammates. Adzair has played against older players for his three years in the club and has proven to be one of the most coachable players in the age group. He has chosen Liverpool as his professional club to root for, has a goal to play professionally, and even had a Liverpool FC cake made for his birthday party this spring.
His family has made sacrifices so that Adzair can attend trainings in different club locations on as many days as we offer those trainings. We all congratulate Adzair on his selection as our player of the Month, we all know this will only be the beginning of success in the sport he loves.
We at LFCIA Massachusetts are thrilled he has chosen to play with our club.
We are excited to announce that April's Player of the Month is Jenna Hurlburt from the 2001 Elite team. Jenna's coach, Erik Ringuette, writes:
"I am nominating Jenna Hurlburt from the U16G Elite 01 team. Jenna is an exceptional field player and her commitment literally has no bounds. Her drive and determination to be a difference maker on the field is apparent each and every time she takes the field. She is always thinking about how she can best support the team and will do whatever it takes to support her teammates. She attends every club event and has clear ambition to continue playing at the next level. Jenna has recently been called up to the U16G NPL 01 team which she fully deserves. Jenna is an absolute pleasure to coach!"
We are excited to announce that March's Player of the Month is Aila Chase! Aila's coach, Eric Foley, writes, "Aila has made major strides in her development this winter. She has made a commitment to training both as a goalkeeper and field player. She has put in the time this winter training and it has paid dividends on the field. As a goalkeeper she has been technically sound and fearless in games. It has been awesome to see the gains Aila has made this winter."
We are excited to announce that February's Player of the Month is Sarah Howes of the Girls' 2003 NPL team. Sarah's coach, Greg Visinho, writes, "My nomination of Howsey as player of the month has everything to do with how she represents the clubs core values on and off the field. What makes her such a special kid is she will do ANYTHING to become a better soccer player, teammate and person. Her love for the game is so infectious and her willingness to work not only for herself, but her team makes her special. I haven't coached many kids like her. She is an absolute pleasure to coach
Howsey epitomizes the values of LFC. She is committed to her teammates and is an important piece in keeping the team a unified group. She carries herself with dignity and plays the game how it should be played. When I think of our 4 core values and who represents them the best, Howsey always comes to mind. I look forward to watching her continued growth as a soccer player and more importantly as a person."
We are excited to announce that January's Player of the Month is Erin Richards of the Girls' 2004 Elite team. Erin's coach, Tim Dunn, writes, "Erin has attended all training sessions from the beginning of the fall season. She is a great teammate and one of the hardest working players on the team. Erin is very coachable and always does everything with a smile. Teammates love her commitment, drive as well as knowing she is always there in the heat of the battle with them.
We are excited to announce that November's Player of the Month is Hunter Schultz. Coach Yonha Adrabi writes: "Hunter embodies what it means to be a leader, a team player and a role model. During games he is wholeheartedly committed to helping his team be successful. Hunter will play any position asked without any resentment. In both training and games, Hunter's ambition is to always improve both as an individual and collectively as a team. He is always at practice and never wants to leave when it's over. During our recent GPS tournament, Hunter wasn't just scoring goals but also providing for others. He is the perfect example of this quote, "It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog." His hard work and competitiveness sets the tone for the rest of the team."
We are excited to announce that October's Player of the Month is Lucas Silva of the 2007 Boys' Red squad. Lucas' coach writes: "Not only is he one of the most dynamic players on the field, but he embodies all four LFC values. He plays with ambition: he looks to dominate his 1v1 situations on both sides of the ball, playing with pace and creativity. He is committed: he works hard to help and his teammates get better every single training. He plays with dignity: he respects the game and his teammates. He cares about unity: along with being one of the most dynamic players on the field, he tries to play the game the right way and is a true team player."
September's Player of the Month is Sarah McCormack!
Sarah's coach writes: "Sarah is one of the younger '03s on the team with a December birthday, however, she has stepped up to be a leader on the team. She gives everything in practice and in games and shows real commitment to her own development as a player, as well as, to the development of those around her. Sarah displays great dignity in everything she does, taking both the rough and smooth with the same even and thoughtful demeanor."