Sunday, November 02, 2008

Down the Byline Wizards Team Awards

Yesterday I posted the Wizards team awards for this season. Now it's time for me to give you the Down the Byline awards (I'm looking for a name of the awards, maybe the Downies or something like that). Anyways, onto the awards.

Rookie of the Year
Jonathan Leathers
Roger Espinoza has the stats, but for me, Leathers has been the better player for the Wizards this season. He started the season as the starting right back, lost it, then won it again and has made the position his own.

Defender of the Year
Kevin Hartman
Hartman came into the season ready to battle for the number 1 shirt, but came in lighter and fitter then he did last season and was one of the best goalkeepers in the league. He tied for the league lead in shutouts, a great season for the goalkeeper.

Goal of the Year
Davy Arnaud vs LA 9/13
Like last year's winner, Kerry Zavagnin, just an absolute blast from the midfielder to win the goal of the year. A wonder goal with no chance of being saved.

Jimmy Conrad
As I mentioned with the team awards, Conrad won the title for me with his goal against New England late in the season. Him and Kevin Hartman had battled for the award, but it goes to Jimmy.


Reepicheep said...

Good picks Mike.

I would add:

Bust of the Year: Carlos Marinelli
"Spark" Player of the Year: Herculez Gomez
Not sure why he keeps starting player of the year: Abe Thompson

Anonymous said...

Abe starts because he's a body that's willing to post up to goal and take a beating each game so that Lopez and/or Wolff can play off him.