Nova Scotia Soccer League announces award winners

Halifax Dunbrack’s Derek Gaudet and Leanne Huck have been named their respective league’s most valuable players. The duo were recognized at the conclusion of the 2009 Nova Scotia Soccer League, which wrapped up its playoff schedule on 25 August. Gaudet was recognized as a league All-Star and men’s division Most Valuable Player while Huck was recognized as a league All-Star, Golden Boot winner, and Most Valuable Player.



Gaudet’s Halifax Dunbrack fell to Halifax City in the men’s provincial final and will not advance to the BMO National Championships Challenge Trophy competition. Huck’s Halifax Dunbrack, meanwhile, won the women’s provincial title and has qualified for the BMO National Championships Jubilee Trophy competition.

Halifax Dunbrack’s Derek Gaudet and Leanne Huck have been named their respective league’s most valuable players. The duo were recognized at the conclusion of the 2009 Nova Scotia Soccer League, which wrapped up its playoff schedule on 25 August. Gaudet was recognized as a league All-Star and men’s division Most Valuable Player while Huck was recognized as a league All-Star, Golden Boot winner, and Most Valuable Player.



Gaudet’s Halifax Dunbrack fell to Halifax City in the men’s provincial final and will not advance to the BMO National Championships Challenge Trophy competition. Huck’s Halifax Dunbrack, meanwhile, won the women’s provincial title and has qualified for the BMO National Championships Jubilee Trophy competition.



On the men’s side, Gaudet was named Most Valuable Player while teammates Ali Devereaux won the Golden Boot and Sean Kodjes won the Best Young Player award. Valley United Kings Arms’ Billy Sheehan won Coach of the Year honours. The men’s All-Star Team featured goalkeeper Ben Ur, defenders Kodjes, Cale Hennigar, Danny Bachar and Paul Martin, midfielders Gaudet, Mesut Mert, Carl Ensminger and Joel Grandy, and forwards Devereaux and Ian Greedy.



On the women’s side, Huck was Most Valuable Player and Golden Boot honours, Victoria Parkinson won the Best Young Player award, and Halifax City’s Carl Hayre won the Coach of the Year award. The All-Star Team featured goalkeeper Robyn Homans, defenders Ally Read, Katherine Mills, Annie Langley and Melanie Clarke, midfielders Cindy Tye, Hannah Abenheimer, Kelly Burgess and Melissa Gaudet, and forwards Huck and Nkem Ezurike.

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