Varsity Girls’ Soccer and Coach Kristin Cannon have been named the recipients of the United Soccer Coaches Team Pinnacle Award for the 2019-20 academic year and second consecutive year.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the fall sports season has been canceled with hopes of it returning in the spring. Although this is disappointing for many athletes, especially the seniors, there is still cause for some celebration this fall.
They are one of only 23 high school teams in the country to receive this extremely prestigious award, which is granted to teams with extremely reputable sportsmanship, educational excellence, and a winning record of .750 or above.
“For our team to earn the United Soccer Coaches Pinnacle Award is a testament to our student-athletes and their commitment to each other and this program,” said Cannon. “To be one of only 23 high school teams in the country to have this distinction is a source of pride for our program and our community. Thank you to everyone involved with our program. To our coaches, parents, and teachers – thank you.”
Members of the team also expressed their excitement about receiving this award.
Senior Claire Prutsalis said, “I am really proud of the whole team. We all work really hard both on and off the field and it’s exciting to see us get recognition for that, especially two years in a row.”
Another senior, Tessa Weiss, explained that “this was truly a team effort with incredible leadership from our coaches and participation from every single player on GVS.”