The Wilbraham & Monson Academy Boys Soccer team had a good season on the field in more ways than one in 2022.
The Titans earned the coveted David Coughlin Award, the top team sportsmanship honor presented in the Western New England Prep School Soccer Association.
“We are very proud of the boys for performing in such a good manner, playing the game the right way and receiving this award,” Coach Roy Fink said. “Even at adversity, the boys were able to keep their composure and behaved like true professionals.”
“The team winning the league's sportsmanship award really shows our humility, and although we did not have the season we all hoped to have, winning this award gives us something to be proud of,” added Kaelan Pinnock ’23, who served as co-captain for the Academy.
WMA went 6-7-3, competing for a berth in the postseason for the first time in years.
“We had a great season as a team,” co-captain Evan Spillane ’23 said. “I think winning the sportsmanship award shows a lot about the soccer program here at WMA. Not only does Coach Fink want to develop the skills of his players, but he wants to develop his players as individuals.”
Coach Fink concluded: “In regard to performance, the coaching staff was happy with the team’s efforts and work rate. We competed in every one of our games, which is the goal for every season.”