By Darryl G. Smart
After a very successful season in the Peninsula Soccer League, Dunnville United Soccer Club handed out its individual awards during its annual banquet over the weekend.
Chad Springer was named the team’s Most Valuable Player, as he has been the rock and voice in the back end for DUSC for the last eight years.
The Bob Springer Most Outstanding Teammate Award went to Zak Robertson, who’s commitment for the last seven years has been huge for the club.
Defensive Player Of The Year honours went to newcomer Matt Somerville. Somerville’s hard-nosed play was a factor for United all season.
Goal of the Year went to Mark Topp, for his overtime winner against Niagara United in this year’s quarter-final match.
The Unsung Hero Award went to Mike Werner, who is now a back-to-back recipient.
Our Most Dedicated Player Award was again well-deserved and went to long-time player/coach Pete Dykstra, who’s dedication and effort does not go unnoticed.
And for the sixth year in a row, the Golden Boot Award went to Topp, who scored 13 goals in the 2019 campaign.
Dunnville United plays in the PSl’s Second Division, and made the playoffs for the first time since 2016. Their overtime quarter-final victory was the team’s first playoff win since 2011.