More than 100 boys and girls attended the ninth CRYSA camp at the Duer Complex last week, with campers from the nine groups receiving their Most Improved Player (MIP), Most Valuable Player (MVP) and other special awards at the conclusion of the morning session on June 7.
Each group's coach presented the awards. Receiving awards were Group I - Noah Potter (MIP) and Evin Moseley (MVP); Group II - Kayne Bosanko (MIP) and Elijah Smith (MVP); Group III - Sophia Johns (MIP) and Dylan Moedano (MVP); Group IV - Donnie Strong (MIP) and Jackson Barnett (MVP); Group V - Hayden Cox (MIP) and Bryce Gomez (MVP); Group VI - Hannah Sherrer (MIP) and Jordan Herring (MVP); Group VII - Grant Lovett (MIP) and Dylan Kemmer (MVP); Group VIII - Tanner Newton (MIP) and Dillon Mitchell (MVP and Group IX (Elite) - William Novak (MIP) and Katie Fagan (MVP).
Special awards went to Jackson Bryson (Rookie of the Year), Haley Suggs (Toughy Award); Bryan Frederick (Happy Camper Award), Spencer Johns (Best Attitude), Garrett Bullock (Good Sportsmanship), Brock Spigner (Camp MIP) and Sammy Zeino (Camp MVP).
"Camp this year was the 'coolest' ever! We're not talking only about how much fun the campers had, but we had the coolest camp coaches and weather ever! Over 100 local campers attended the ninth Crossville Recreational Youth Soccer (CRYSA) camp," said Angie Spitler, CRYSA board president.
CRYSA Director of Coaching, Geir Bergvin led the camp activities with the support of Spitler. Camp coaches this year were Erik Bergvin, Ethan Spitler, Ron Coleman, Bryan Bozeman, Abby Spitler, Jarrod Lee, Patti Jordan, A.R. Richardson and Kat Nigro.
•Ethan Spitler is a senior at Tennessee Tech majoring in Business and has made the Dean's List. He is a graduate of CCHS where he earned several acheivements in soccer, football and academics. He played football at Tusculum College in 2011. He has been a CRYSA camp coach for the last seven years.
•Abby Spitler is a student/athlete sophomore at Mars Hill College, where she is majoring in biology and playing soccer. She capped two goals and an assist her freshman year and is on the dean's list. She is a graduate of CCHS where she earned several awards including All-District and All-Regional.
•Jarrod Lee is a 2013 CCHS honors graduate where he was a varsity starter on the men's soccer team all four years. He plans to attend Roane State in the fall and will pursue a degree in biology.
•Gene Moss is a sophomore at CCHS, where he plays on the men's varsity team. Moss has volunteered with CRYSA, earning many community service hours.
•Maddi Potter is a sophomore honor student at CCHS and has played soccer since she was five years old and has earned several hours of community service helping CRYSA run a successful program. She is a committed athlete who trains regularly with A.R. Richardson.
•Genny Kemp is a graduate of CCHS and played soccer all four years with great success. She is currently enrolled at Lincoln Memorial University in the MBA program and plans to enroll in the Fall of 2014 to matriculate into the medical school. Kemp has been a CRYSA camp coach for two years.
•Patti Jordan is a 2012 SMHS graduate who recieved several awards for her high level of competitiveness on the soccer field, including all-district and all-regional. She is a sophomore at Tusculum College, where she plays soccer on the women's varsity team. Jordan has coached the CRYSA camp for two consecutive summers.
•Kat Nigro was a member of the national championship team and placed on the U-15 ODP national team. She was the Gatorade/ESPN Tennessee player of the year in 2010-'11 and a member of the Tennessee All-Star High School team. She was also a member of the Brentwood U-18 D-1 state championshiop team and a member of the U.S. regional team, who played in Europe and Central America. Nigro has juggled the soccer ball more than 5,000 times without the ball touching the ground — an incredible feat with the feet.
•Bryan Bozeman is a senior at University of Tennessee-Knoxville in the Honors program. He has been a camp coach for four years and has played for both CCHS and Oak Ridge High School, where he was their team captain.
•Erik Bergvin is camp co-founder with playing experience from both the USA and Norway. He is a 2005 graduate of CCHS has actively led the camp the past nine years. He is a graduate of the University of Tennessee-Knoxville and is currently pursuing his MBA at the University of Edinburgh, Edinburg, Scotland.
•Ron Coleman was the 2009 Salutorian of CCHS and an honors graduate from The University of Tennessee. He is in the process of pursuing a law degree. Ron was a goal keeper at CCHS and has had extensive training through Ralph Lundy Academy in Arden, NC. He has worked with the CRYSA goal keepers for the past two years
•A.R. Richardson is a phenominal coach/trainer from Sparta. He has trained several players over the years who have gone on to earn soccer scholarships at some of the most prestigious colleges in the US. His website is www.soccertraining.cc/.
•Dr. Geir Bergvin has more than 40 years of soccer experience both in the USA and Europe and is the Director of Coaching for CRYSA. He has coached travel soccer in Ohio (U9 through U13), in the Ohio South Olympic Development Program (U15) and U17 for Notteroy FK, Tonsberg, Norway.
CRYSA would like to thank the following sponsors of the camp — The Surgery Center, Century 21 Realty Group, Law Offices of Melanie Shada, City of Crossville, TAP Publishing, Cumberland County School Nutrition Program, Jeannie's Hallmark, Cancun's, Big Boy's BBQ and Glade Realty.