While BAYS expects all of its members to practice good sportsmanship as a general rule, we believe examples of outstanding sportsmanship should be recognized and rewarded.
Accordingly, BAYS has established a Team Sportsmanship Award which is presented to a boys and a girls team that have been nominated and subsequently selected by the sportsmanship award committee to receive the award. Teams that earn the award receive special T shirts and team pictures are posted on the BAYS website in recognition of this honor.
Nominations were received from referees and opposing coaches this season, and there were a number of teams that exhibited examples of outstanding sportsmanship.
After considering all of the submissions, and having investigated the comments received, the committee selected the Westborough boys grade 9/12 team, The Rangers, coached by Anthony Strong and assisted by Conor Kincaid, and the Natick girls grade 4 team, the Hawks, coached by Paul Ambrose and assisted by Christine Ackerman and Andrew Vendig to receive the Spring 2021 BAYS Sportsmanship Award.
It should be noted that these teams were recognized for demonstrating outstanding sportsmanship throughout the season and that the coaches were recognized for emphasizing sportsmanship during their previous coaching seasons as well.
Since the tone is set at the top, Anthony, Conor, Paul, Christine, and Andrew are all to be congratulated for setting the proper example for their parents and players every season. They are a credit to their town organizations as well as to BAYS in general.
Chair, BAYS Sportsmanship Award Committee