UCHealth-PotM

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] before visiting your clinic!

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This Month's UCHealth Player of the Month
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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!

PAST RECIPIENTS

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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