Great times on the beach every summer! And today we recognize those that contributed their version of summer fun. Players voted on the following awards (note: Sandman Award is nominated by coaches). The Sandman Award is given to the player with the most hustle -- often times this person will dive so much that they bring home loads of sand in all sorts of cracks & crevices! The Most Improved Player Award is not an easy award to get - given that EVERYONE improves on the beach (b/c of all the extra touches in beach doubles). There's the Favorite Coach Award which is easy to vote for but hard to win -- there's lots of positive youth coaches that are deserving. The Favorite Partner award is a true compliment - we switch partners constantly so there's so many to choose from, but ultimately players enjoy playing with partners that are positive with mistakes and hustle a lot.
AVA's SANDMAN Award: Phoebe Fickbohm
Phoebe is the coaches vote for the Sandman Award -- her hustle is second to none. She's always willing to run down her partner's shanks and give her best defensive effort.