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Since 2018, CRYSC and UCHealth + CU Orthopedics and Sports Medicine have worked together in an effort to grow the safety and health resources that are available for Rapids Youth players and members. 

As our partnership strengthens with UCHealth, we want to work together to highlight the amazing players within the Colorado Rapids Youth Soccer Club with a monthly ‘Player of the Month’. Check out the criteria below and nominate any players that deserve to be highlighted by UCHealth and CRYSC!

Criteria for the UCHealth Player of the Month:

 

  • Athletic Excellence – Standout performance made at any level of competition.
  • Academic Achievement – Review of GPA and academic honors distinctions.
  • Exemplary Character – Commitment to sportsmanship, character and community through membership and participation in positive activities.

Rapids Youth Soccer and UCHealth + CU Orthopedics and Sports Medicine are committed to the safety and protection of players in the Club. Drawing from the combined strengths of the regions best academic and community hospitals, along with access to clinics throughout the Front Range, this partnership allows for more access to medical professionals / athletic trainers, better resources, and unique opportunities for the Sport Medicine department at CRYSC. For fast access to UCHealth medical specialists, please contact Head Athletic Trainer Julie Graves at [email protected]ccer.org before visiting your clinic!

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This Month's UCHealth Player of the Month
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Congrats to Alex Gallimore on winning our September 2022 UCHealth Player of the Month award!

Alex plays for our Rapids South 08B Select I and Champions League, Premier I teams as a center-midfielder. He’s known by his teammates as an exemplary Rapids player who always showcases a positive attitude on the pitch. Alex consistently works to improve all areas of his game and is often selected by coaches to lead the team in practices and on matchday. Overall, Alex has shown dedication to improving on and off the field, the ability to build trust with teammates, and the desire to grow in his role by always asking for feedback from his coaches.

We spoke with Alex to learn a bit more about him and see what drives his game. Check out the full interview on the CRYSC blog page!

PAST RECIPIENTS

Player of the Month August 2022 - Malachi Kabeya

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Congrats to Malachi Kabeya on winning the UCHealth Player of the Month award for August 2022!

Malachi plays for our Rapids 8U Advanced team as a winger. He is an exceptional student-athlete recognized for his outstanding leadership and for making younger players feel welcome through his on-the-field intuition, creativity, maturity, and understanding of his environment. Off the field, Malachi receives excellent grades and is consistently recognized by his educators for his attentiveness, willingness to learn, and academic excellence.

This September, Malachi will be presented with a plaque and a gift card to acknowledge his achievements. We spoke with Malachi to learn a bit more about him. Check out the full interview! 

Player of the Month July 2022 - Reece Bosgraaf

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Congrats to Reece Bosgraaf on winning the UCHealth Player of the Month award for July 2022!

Reece plays for our Rapids 07B Central Select, E64, and for Summit High School in Breckenridge, CO as a center back. Reece is the embodiment of dedication to the sport, commuting over four hours a day for practice and games. In just two years, Reece moved from the platinum level in the Centennial League to the top of the P1 Champions League and was invited to join the new E64 National Team. In early 2022, Reece suffered a broken ankle but worked hard to recover and get back on the field for the final two games of the season. Along with his accomplishments on the field, Reece also maintains a 3.92 out of 4.00 GPA and is a member of the Thespian Honors Society.

We spoke with Reece to learn a bit more about him and see what drives his game. Check out the full interview on the CRYSC blog page!

Player of the Month June 2022 - Courtney Hall

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Congrats to Courtney Hall on winning the UCHealth Player of the Month award for June 2022!

Courtney plays for our Rapids 04B Central Select team as a midfielder and captains the Grandview High School boy’s soccer team! This year has been a special one for Courtney as he and his high school teammates helped lead the Grandview Wolves to their first-ever State Championship. he has been described by CRYSC coaches as, “A player that lives by his values. Respectful, loyal, hard-working, and humble. Courtney is one of the best leaders at the Club and is recognized as such by his teammates and opponents.”

We spoke with Courtney to learn a bit more about him and see what drives his game. Check out the full interview on the CRYSC blog page!

Player of the Month May 2022 - Andrew Chalmers

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Congrats to Andrew Chalmers on winning the UCHealth Player of the Month award for May 2022!

Andrew plays for our Rapids 04B South Select I team as a forward, where he has scored 4 goals and assisted 1 in his first 5 games of the season! This year, he was selected to play with the Rapids 03/04 EDS team as one of only 3 juniors on a team populated by senior players. With a passion for the game and dedication to improving every day, Andrew has found success at every level of play and earned a reputation as a “world-class teammate, who consistently offers support and encouragement”.

We spoke with Andrew to learn a bit more about him and see what drives his game. Check out the full interview on the CRYSC blog page!

Player of the Month April 2022 - Kenna Delgado

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Congrats to Kenna Delgado on winning the UCHealth Player of the Month award for April 2022!

Kenna plays for our Rapids 09G Castle Rock Burgundy team as captain and a leader from the midfield! Her passion for soccer and drive to improve can be seen at practice, games, soccer camps, and any additional training sessions available. If there is an opportunity to grow, Kenna is the first in line to participate! Her desire to improve also applies to her schoolwork, where she is an honor roll student with a hard work ethic. “Kenna puts 100% into everything that she does” and is a deserving winner of our April UCHealth Player of the Month award!

We spoke with Kenna to learn a bit more about her and see what drives her game. Check out the full interview on the CRYSC blog page!

Player of the Month March 2022 - Troy Moss

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Congrats to Troy Moss on winning the UCHealth Player of the Month award for March 2022!

Troy plays for our Rapids 11B South Select I team as a versatile midfielder/defender and our Rapids 11B United Futsal team as the starting goalkeeper. Last futsal season, he was an integral member of multiple Rapids gold medal-winning sides in Las Vegas and Orlando, and his outstanding performances saw him selected to the CRYSC Futures Academy program. Troy has been described as “the consummate team player, always leading by example” on the field and “a straight-A student well-liked by his teachers and classmates” in school.

We spoke with Troy to learn a bit more about him and see what drives his game. Check out the full interview on the CRYSC blog page!

Player of the Month February 2022 - Jocelyn Oceguera

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Congratulations to Jocelyn Oceguera on winning the UCHealth Player of the Month award for February 2022!

Jocelyn plays for our Rapids 04G Castle Rock recreational team and volunteers her time coaching 9U athletes! Since starting high school, she has captained her freshman soccer team and received multiple awards for academic excellence, showcasing her talent both on and off the field. Rapids Castle Rock coach Katie Beaudoin describes Jocelyn as, “…an amazing person. Not many Junior’s in high school would volunteer to coach a team for an entire season. This takes up quite a bit of time, as they have two practices a week and games on Saturdays. She is a great role model for these young girls!” Check out her full interview on the CRYSC blog page!

Player of the Month January 2022 - Brooke Roth

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Congrats to Brooke Roth on winning the UCHealth Player of the Month award for January 2022!

Brooke plays for the Rapids South 05G Select team as a defensive midfielder (#6) and is a fantastic representative of what it means to be “the heart behind the crest”. Her coach, Kristina Corona Grimsley, describes her as “[…] a great kid all-around. She puts in the work in training and game environments. Brooke is an awesome example of what we look to create within our Rapids Youth Soccer environment. She leads through action and word while getting along with all of her teammates. Brooke is talented and hard working on the soccer field and in the classroom, but overall, she is dedicated to becoming the best version of herself.” Check out her full interview on the CRYSC blog page!

Player of the Month December 2021 - Kaylynn Miller

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Congratulations to Kaylynn Miller on winning the UCHealth Player of the Month award for December 2021!

Kaylynn plays for the Rapids 08G Central Select 2 team as a goalkeeper and has had an outstanding 2021, culminating in being named MVP for her age group at President’s Cup! She has been described as “super responsible, hardworking, and caring” with a true passion for the game and drive to become the best player that she can. She has also been excelling in academics this year, with a 4.0 going into the holiday break and a place on her school’s Honor Roll. Kaylynn has been a vital member of multiple CRYSC teams since 2020, and wherever she is, she makes an impact on and off of the field.

We spoke with Kaylynn to learn a bit more about her and see what drives her game. Check out the full interview on the CRYSC blog page!

Player of the Month November 2021 - Claire Silverman

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Congratulations to Claire Silverman on winning the UCHealth Player of the Month award for November 2021!

Claire plays for the Rapids 05G ECNL team and Fairview High School as a striker with a keen eye for goal. She was the top scorer this year in the Front Range League and recently made the Western Conference ODP team. Claire has also been making an impact off of the field through community service, helping seniors learn new technology, making blankets and biscuits for the humane society, and tutoring young students in math. She has been described as “an excellent teammate, a great student (4.84 GPA!), and an individual that contributes within her community.”

We spoke with Claire to learn a bit more about her and see what drives her game. Check out the full interview on the CRYSC blog page!

Player of the Month October 2021 - Teagan Lierman

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Congratulations to Teagan Lierman on winning the UCHealth Player of the Month award for October 2021!

Teagan plays on the Rapids 03/04G Select 1 team as a striker and is having a prolific season in front of goal! This year, she helped her team to a President’s Cup final victory, taking home the game’s MVP award for an incredible 4-goal display. When Teagan isn’t leading the line for her team, she enjoys playing softball and volunteering with the Northern Lights Little League in Thornton. Teagan is our latest UCHealth Player of the Month because of her accomplishments on the field, in her community, and as an example that younger CRYSC players can look up to!

We spoke with Teagan to learn a bit more about her and see what drives her game. Check out the full interview on the CRYSC blog page!

Player of the Month September 2021 - Bailey Setright

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Congratulations to Bailey Setright on winning the UCHealth Player of the Month award for September 2021!

Bailey plays on the Rapids 14U Fort Collins Select team as a defender, traveling across state lines from her hometown of Laramie, Wyoming three to four times a week for practice, training, and games. She has played with the Wyoming ODP team for two years, made the West Regional ODP pool in 2019-20, and featured in the defense of a fantastic Fort Collins team that only let in one goal all of last season. Bailey embodies hard work and a love for the game, making her our latest UCHealth Player of the Month winner!

We spoke with Bailey to learn a bit more about her and see what drives her game. Check out the full interview on the CRYSC blog page!

Player of the Month July 2021 - Wes Gowdy

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Congratulations to Wesley Gowdy on winning the UCHealth Player of the Month award for July 2021!

Wes plays on the Rapids 19U ECNL boys team as a goalkeeper and has committed to playing college soccer at Colorado School of Mines this fall. Wes is known as an incredibly talented athlete, playing with the Colorado Rapids MLS Next and Olympic Development Program Region IV teams, and a hard working student, lettering five times academically and graduating with Honors through the SOAR Honors Program. With strong performances on the field and in the classroom, Wes has earned his place as our newest UCHealth Player of the Month winner!

We spoke with Wes to learn a bit more about him and see what drives his game. Check out the full interview on the CRYSC blog page!

Player of the Month June 2021 - Maddy Quantz

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Congratulations to Maddy Quantz on winning the UCHealth Player of the Month award for June 2021!

Maddy plays with the Rapids 07G Burgundy Castle Rock team as a midfielder and works with CRYSC players under the age of 6 as a volunteer Soccer Start coach. She truly loves the game and has been described by CRYSC coaching staff as “an outstanding young lady that represents Rapids Youth Soccer and its values, inside and outside the Club.” Maddy embodies the Club’s “Heart Behind the Crest” purpose and is always looking to help out her teammates and classmates however she can. Win or lose, Maddy will be there as a reliable teammate, friend, and leader.

We spoke with Cate to learn a bit more about her and see what drives her game. Check out the full interview on the CRYSC blog page!

Player of the Month May 2021 - Cate Farnsworth

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Congratulations to Cate Farnsworth on winning the UCHealth Player of the Month award for May 2021!

Cate plays with the Rapids 09G Burgundy team as a defender and is known by her coaches and teammates as a “quiet workhorse” whose actions make her a true leader both on and off the pitch. Whether she’s putting in a tackle to stop a goal scoring opportunity, fundraising for the Mile High Labrador Retriever Mission, or representing her school at the city-wide science fair, Cate makes an impact wherever she goes.

We spoke with Cate to learn a bit more about her and see what drives her game. Check out the full interview on the CRYSC blog page!

Player of the Month April 2021 - Amman Muzaffar

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Congratulations to Amman Muzaffar on winning the UCHealth Player of the Month award for April 2021!

Amman plays with the Rapids 05 ECNL boys as a central midfielder and captain of the team. He’s been with the Club since his earliest playing days at Colorado Storm and has developed into a leader both on and off the field. “While extremely humble, he is very passionate about the game and will sacrifice himself for the better of the team. He cares about all of his teammates and is a great person to be around on and off the pitch.”

We spoke with Amman to learn a bit more about him and see what drives his game. Check out the full interview on the CRYSC blog page!

Player of the Month March 2021 - TJ Gibson

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Congratulations to TJ Gibson on winning the UCHealth Player of the Month award for March 2021!

TJ plays in the Rapids Central region with the Rapids 03 Select boys as a midfielder and captain of the team. College Placement Program Director Anthony Presnell describes TJ as “a true representative what it means to be a CRYSC student-athlete. Along with his commitment to his personal development TJ has been playing with Rapids Youth Soccer for nearly 14 years!” He has recently been accepted into Washington University- St Louis and will play with university’s men’s soccer program in fall 2021.

We spoke with TJ to learn a bit more about him and see what drives his game. Check out the full interview on the CRYSC blog page!

Player of the Month February 2021 - Sara Swenson

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Congratulations to Sara Swenson on winning the UCHealth Player of the Month award for February 2021!

Sara plays in the Rapids Fort Collins region with the Rapids 08 Select girls as the team’s goalkeeper. She has gained a reputation as a player that leads by example, with a strong dedication to self-improvement and helping others grow in the goalkeeper position. Sara loves the game and is always out training on the fields with her teammates, running drills in her back yard, or working with younger players as a mentor. This March, Sara will be presented with a plaque acknowledging her accomplishment, so watch the CRYSC social pages for more updates.

We spoke with Sara to get learn a bit more about her and see what drives her game. Check out the full interview on the CRYSC blog page!

Player of the Month January 2021 - John Burnett

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Congratulations to John Burnett on winning the UCHealth Player of the Month award for January 2021!

John plays with the Rapids 03/02B ECNL team as a defensive midfielder, is captain of his club and high school teams, and has been described as a leader both on and off the pitch. He was nominated by his father Chad and is the first-ever recipient of the new UCHealth Player of the Month award! This February, John will be presented with a plaque acknowledging his accomplishment, so watch the CRYSC social pages for more updates.

We spoke with John to learn a bit more about him and see what drives his game. Check out the full interview on the CRYSC blog page!

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