On Tuesday, May 12, SIMA hosted its third annual banquet awards with the particularity of doing live via YouTube due to the COVID-19 situation. The program assured this way to recognize all student-athletes and all their efforts in the 2019-2020 season. Coaches from each of the SIMA teams, presented in a video their awards to those participants that earned the Eagle MVP, Most Improved, and Coaches Awards. Hundreds of parents, student-athletes and coaches that support the program watched live and many more saw the recording in places around the world at different time zones.
Head Coach and SIMA Director, Mike Potempa, opened the ceremony stating that it was a great opportunity to “Honor the student athletes that worked so hard in the classroom and in the field of competition resulting in one of our more successful years to date”, and to “Thank the parents and families who have been so supporting that have been so supportive of our mission throughout the year”.
Under the guidance of an experienced and trained coaching staff, our Director saw the athletes achieve an improvement that has been tremendous. Now, at the end of the season, coaches made the difficult decision of who best deserved high honors for their efforts and dedication on the pitch. All awards can be found below corresponding to their team and coach.
Coach Potempa wished the best in the future careers for the seniors and invited them back to campus anytime as they are now part of La Familia for the rest of their lives.
Thank you SIMA student-athletes for another great year of soccer and growth!
Coaches Neira and Rodriguez - SIMA Goalkeepers
Most Improved - Nicholas Brown
Coaches Award - Aecio Da Fonte
Eagle Award - Mason Shale
Andrew Douek-Pirotte - SIMA City
Most Improved - Jake Ferris
Coaches Award - Nicholas Bilski
Eagle Award - Gianluca Franco
Coaches Pedraza and Pultrone - SIMA Optimization
Most Improved - Higor Brunetta
Coaches Award - Gabriel Correa Pinheiro
Eagle Award - Eduardo Vieira
Domenic Pultrone - SIMA Barcelona
Most Improved - Nikos Diaz
Coaches Award - Evan Gilmet
Eagle Award - Peyton Maney
Marcus Tjarnberg - SIMA Junior
Most Improved - Mizael Santana
Coaches Award - Christoff Malbouef
Eagle Award - Ali Fadal
Leo Jimenez - SIMA Madrid
Most Improved - Heitor Previatti
Coaches Award - Noah Alves
Eagle Award - Max Hartmann
Kevin Varnado - SIMA Elite
Most Improved - Gustavo Barbosa
Coaches Award - Osmond Chan
Eagle Award - Caue Novaes
Carlos Pedraza - SIMA Bayern
Most Improved - Sebastien Ressler
Coaches Award - Harrison Hew
Eagle Award - Christian Maciel
Mike Potempa – SIMA Gold
Most Improved - Lucca Dourado
Coaches Award - Omar Ciss
Eagle Award - Ates Diouf