MIFC held its annual coaches meeting and fall season celebration at the VFW Hall. The meeting is an annual tradition that is part club business – electing new board members, state of the club address as well as a celebration of the club volunteers.
This year’s newly elected board members are:
- David Bunker, Treasurer
- Heidi Martin, Secretary
- Carlo Malaguzzi – VP of Communications and Marketing
- Colin Rigby – VP of Player and Coach Development
- Justin Bell – VP of Juniors
Another big part of the event is honoring the graduating seniors from both recreational and select teams.
This year’s graduating seniors came from three teams:
Girls U18 Tarhills coached by Heidi Martin. Graduating from this team this year is Margaret Matheson.
Boys 03/04 Maroon coached by Zack Foxhoven and managed by Jody Lee. The graduating players this year are Aadam Basaria, Emmett Graesser, Colson Lee, Luke Marty-McAuliff, Scott Pirak, Brycen Powell, Sam Shroff, Ethan Yang, Andrew Yeh, Kai Zettel.
Girls U19 Tigers coached by Kevin Orth. The graduating players are Marissa Magnussen, Ella Simpson, Lauren Orth, Morgan Dawson, Ava Chatalas, Spenser Elwell, Audrey Sadlier, Addie Waterman, Leela Jacob, Ava Wygant, Evan Humphrey, Hannah Hobson, Vaiva Raisys, Molly Brodsky, Emily Patacsil, Kayla Friedman, Maeve Sullivan, Jenna Patton.
We wish all of these athletes the best in their senior year and beyond. Thank you for representing the club in your youth soccer career.
The evening’s guest speaker was former Seattle Sounder, Lamar Neagle. Neagle spoke about his journey in soccer which included many setbacks, examples of perseverance and a message of what soccer can teach beyond just the game on the pitch.