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2022-23 SIMA Honors Night

By SIMA, 05/10/23, 10:45AM EDT


On Tuesday, May 9, SIMA hosted its sixth annual awards ceremony to recognize all student-athletes and all their efforts in the 2022-2023 academic year. Coaches from each of the SIMA teams presented their awards to those participants that earned the Eagle, MVP and Coaches Awards. SIMA Director Kevin Varnado also introduced the Varsity season, Student-Athlete of the year and Legacy awards. Hundreds of parents, student-athletes and coaches that support the program assisted at the NEST EdgeCenter for Sportsmanship and Wellness.

Kevin Varnado stated how one of the main SIMA values, resilience, was at the core of our day-to-day success in the 2022-23 year while maintaining focus and efforts in controlling the aspects that are in our control. 

A special note was the farewell to GK Director and Coach Christian Neira that will be moving to another state with his family. After 5 years of permanent growth in the program that included development of FIFA Youth World Cup participants and top college prospects in the position, coach Neira stated the importance of the SIMA Process in the development of excellence in the person, the student and the athlete, and in the SIMA staff as professionals in soccer education.

Congratulations to all SIMA family for another year of pushing another notch up yourselves and the program!



Varsity Season Awards

JV MIP: Noah Lacroix
JV Eagle Award: Lijen Snyder
JV MVP: Daniel Considera Cortes

Varsity Team Spirit: Mason Shale
Varsity Unsung Hero: Mikel Iniesta
Varsity MIP: Matthew Pardieck
Varsity Scholar: Zackary Spangler
Varsity Director’s: Osmond Chan
Varsity MVP: Wesley Siegel

2022-23 Team Awards

SIMA Youth
Coach’s award:
 DJ Mathews
Eagles award: Gianni Louys-Moroney
MVP award: Charlie Anderson

SIMA Junior
Coach’s award:
 Giovanni Maraccini
Eagles award: Jude Bakeer
MVP award: Landon Buelteman

SIMA Jr. Academy
Coach’s award:
 Lijen Snyder
Eagles award: Felipe Siqueira Tomazzi
MVP award: Daniel Considera

SIMA Jr. Elite
Coach’s award: Marco Franco
Eagles award: Parker Simkins
MVP award: Ryan Sterling

SIMA Goalkeepers
Coach’s award:
 Ethan Nazario
Eagles award: Brayden Long
MVP award: Mateus de Souza

SIMA Academy
Coach’s award: Antonio Vignoli Case
Eagles award: Matt Lim
MVP award: Mikel Iniesta

SIMA Elite
Coach’s award:
 Osmond Chan
Eagles award: Constantino Constantini
MVP award: Wesley Siegel

Coach’s award:
 Mohamed Cisset
Eagles award: Pape Mar Boye
MVP award: Abdul Wahabu Musah

SIMA Student-Athlete of the Year
Mateus de Souza

SIMA Legacy
Bris Sanchez