Blue Knights Soccer Annual Awards Dinner

Published on: December 17, 2010

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DCTC soccer players recognized at postseason event

2010 Blue Knights Soccer Annual Awards Dinner

Each year players, coaches, family and friends of the DCTC Blue Knights soccer programs get together to celebrate the season and recognize individual and team accomplishments at the team, regional and national levels. The event dinner this year was held at Buca di Beppo, a restaurant business in Burnsville, Minn., that proudly supports the Blue Knights men and women’s soccer teams.

The DCTC Blue Knights women’ soccer team made it to the championship game of the 2010 NJCAA Region XI Women’s Soccer Tournament only to lose 0–4 to Iowa Western Community College Sunday, Oct. 31, 2010, at the Cownie Soccer Complex in Des Moines, Iowa. The Knights, who were seeded third in the tourney, were shutout by a first-seed Reivers team that went 10–0 in the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference this year with a 14–3–2 record overall. DCTC finished the season 14–7–1 overall with a 7–3–1 record in the conference.

To learn more, read “DCTC Women’s Soccer Defeated in Region XI Championship.”

The DCTC Blue Knights men’s soccer team lost in the first round of the 2010 NJCAA Region XI Men’s Soccer Tournament, falling 0–1 to the Iowa Central Community College Tritons Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2010, in Fort Dodge, Iowa. DCTC was the sixth seed in the tourney; ICCC is the third seed. Play was hindered by sleet and strong winds. The winning goal came with eight minutes left in the second half. The Knights had an up-and-down season highlighted by an upset win over the Illinois Central College Cougars, which at the time were ranked #6 in the NJCAA Men’s Soccer Division I Top 15 National Poll. DCTC finished the year at 9–10 overall and 5–9 in the ICCAC, competing with nine sophomores and 19 freshmen.

To learn more, read “DCTC Men’s Soccer Falls Short in NJCAA Region XI Tourney.”

“Both our men and women’s teams had memorable seasons,” said Head Coach Cam Stoltz. “Amanda Olsen and Katia Galvan showed why they are two of the best NJCAA DI soccer players in the nation. Ryan Schlittler, Dylan Urban and Korbin Anglin were all standouts on our men’s team. Looking ahead to next year, we expect only great things. Blue Knights soccer is geared up to give our Iowa rivals a run for their money.”

Stoltz also praised Ana Brewster and Kate Fox as ideal team players and great athletes. He noted that Rain Ozturk impressed everyone with her hard work. He spotlighted Cassie Cournoyer for her splendid freshman season and singled out Hannah Decklever, commending her for her natural leadership skills. He congratulated Hanna Schulzetenberg, Faisal Bah and Chester Saba for making NJCAA Region XI All-Region Honorable Mention.

(left to right) Rain Ozturk (background in white jacket), Hanna Schulzetenberg, Kate Fox, Dylan Urban, Hannah Decklever, Amanda Olsen, Ryan Schlittler, Cassie Cournoyer, Korbin Anglin, Ana Brewster, Faisal Bah

Blue Knights Soccer Annual Awards Dinner Individual Winners

Blue Knight Award

Considered the most prestigious award in DCTC Soccer, the Blue Knight Award recognizes extraordinary athleticism, leadership both on and off the field, and citizenship.

Ana Brewster #7

Ana Brewster | Blue Knight Award

  • Sophomore
  • Major: Individualized Studies
  • Position: Midfielder
  • Hometown: Inver Grove Heights, Minn.
  • NJCAA Region XI All-Region Second Team

Every second Ana Brewster is on the field, she makes an impact with her tremendous quickness and heavy-duty competitive instincts.


Kate Fox #14

Kate Fox | Blue Knight Award

  • Sophomore
  • Major: Graphic Design Technology
  • Position: Midfielder
  • Hometown: Inver Grove Heights, Minn.
  • 2010 NJCAA Region XI All-Region Honorable Mention

Kate Fox is the perfect teammate, always in the mix and always ready to give her all for her fellow Knights.


Korbin Anglin #20

Korbin Anglin | Blue Knight Award

  • Sophomore
  • Major: Exercise and Sport Science
  • Position: Fullback
  • Hometown: St. Paul, Minn.

Korbin Anglin blends maturity, the will to win, an unerring ethical compass and athletic skill to shine as a total-package team leader.


MVP

This award recognizes the players that make the most valuable contribution to their respective teams.

Katia Galvan #13

Katia Galvan | MVP

  • Freshman
  • Major: Undeclared
  • Position: Midfielder
  • Hometown: Brooklyn Park, Minn.
  • 2010 NJCAA Region XI All-Region First Team

An offensive firestorm, Katia Galvan was 23rd nationally on the NJCAA DI list of top scorers, torching the opposition with 18 goals and 15 assists.


Dylan Urban #6

Dylan Urban | MVP

  • Sophomore
  • Major: Individualized Studies
  • Position: Fullback
  • Hometown: Burnsville, Minn.

Dylan Urban never stops getting better, using his superb situational awareness and natural ability to take his play to the next level.


Golden Boot Award

This award is bestowed on the most prolific scorers on the men and women’s teams.

Amanda Olsen #12

Amanda Olsen | Golden Boot Award

  • Sophomore
  • Major: Exercise and Sport Science
  • Position: Forward
  • High School: Park
  • Hometown: Cottage Grove, Minn.
  • 2010 NJCAA Region XI All-Region First Team
  • 2009 NJCAA Div. I All-American Honorable Mention

An unstoppable comet on the field, Amanda Olsen tallied a stunning 28 goals and 16 assists for 72 points, ranking her seventh in the nation on the NJCAA DI list of scoring leaders.


Ryan Schlittler #16

Ryan Schlittler | Golden Boot Award

  • Freshman
  • Major: Individualized Studies
  • Position: Midfielder
  • Hometown: Eagan, Minn.

Compiling a team-leading 7 goals with 5 assists for 19 points, Ryan Schlittler put together a topflight rookie year.


Most Improved Player Award

Both squads featured players who made the most dramatic improvements in play from preseason to the playoffs—and this award recognizes this very important achievement.

Rain Ozturk #8

Rain Ozturk | Most Improved Player

  • Freshman
  • Major: Graphic Design Technology
  • Position:Midfielder
  • Hometown: Bloomington, Minn.

With an unswerving dedication to excellence, Rain Ozturk advanced her playing skills throughout every practice and every game.


Dylan Urban #6

(see above)

Rookie of the Year Award

This award goes to the player on each team who stepped up and blew away all expectations.

Cassie Cournoyer #6

Cassie Cournoyer | Rookie of the Year

  • Freshman
  • Major: Graphic Design Technology
  • Position: Fullback
  • Hometown: South St. Paul, Minn.

Cassie Cournoyer proved she could not only play at the DI level, but also excel.


Ryan Schlittler #16

(see above)

Leadership Award

Leadership is the name of the game when the chips are down.

Hannah Decklever #4

Hannah Decklever | Leadership Award

  • Sophomore
  • Major: Child Development
  • Position: Midfielder
  • Hometown: Lakeville, Minn.
  • 2009 Blue Knight Award winner

A natural-born scholar, Hannah Decklever is a pure team player who gives 100 percent all the time and is always there for her teammates.


Ana Brewster #7

(see above)

Korbin Anglin #20

(see above)

NJCAA Region XI All-Region Recognition | Women’s Soccer

First Team
  • Amanda Olsen
  • Katia Galvan
Second Team
  • Ana Brewster
  • Hannah Decklever
Honorable Mention
  • Hanna Schulzetenberg

    Hanna Schulzetenberg | NJCAA Region XI All-Region

  • Kate Fox

NJCAA Region XI All-Region Recognition | Men’s Soccer

First Team
  • Ryan Schlittler
Second Team
  • Dylan Urban
Honorable Mention
  • Faisal Bah

    Faisal Bah | NJCAA Region XI All-Region

  • Chester Saba

    Chester Saba | NJCAA Region XI All-Region

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