Congratulations to VYS U10 Spartans Black for winning the NCSL Sportsmanship Award!
NCSL offered the award at the U9-U14 age groups. Any team that received a perfect sportsmanship score during the season was declared a winner, as were the teams with the highest point totals in each age group. (most of the time, there is ONE winner per age group) For the Fall 2012, there was ONE award for the entire U10 age group - over 60 teams!
Sportsmanship points were awarded to coaches, players, managers and spectators at each match by the referees. Points assigned throughout the season were compiled following its conclusion to determine the Fall 2012 winners.
The winning teams received tickets to a DC United game on March 9th, where they were able to take a team picture with the MLS Cup Trophy, meet a DC United player, and one member was able to participate in a field-level halftime ceremony.
Benjamin Yam was chosen by his teammates to be the U10 VYS Spartan Black representative at this ceremony - he is seen on the left side of the picture wearing his red Vienna travel jersey.
photo credit: Amy Yam