September 2018 Coaches and Ref of the Month

Congratulations to Matt, Ariel and Lauren for earning our monthly honors for September 2018!
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Head Coach of the Month: Matt Vanhouten

Matt is in his first season as a coach with Eclipse and is in charge of the 2004 Solar Girls team. Matt’s commitment and dedication to the team can be seen in his tireless passion and effort to push the team to new heights. The girls capped off an unbeaten month of league games with a tournament title in Sunnyvale.

 

Assistant Coach of the Month: Ariel Ramirez

Ariel was part of our first-ever graduating class of female players and has always maintained a close connection with the club. She began working as an assistant coach during her playing days and returned to help out during college summers. After graduating from UC Davis this year, she moved back to the area and immediately began helping at Eclipse. She works with our Future Eclipse group and the U9 Boys and has demonstrated the ability to balance fun, patience, and discipline with both groups.

Referee of the Month: Lauren Owens

Despite being in her first year as a referee, Lauren has consistently received praise from coaches, players and parents. Her level of professionalism has been noted regularly. Through a combination of strong work ethic and extreme focus, she has quickly become a strong referee with a bright future ahead of her.