NSCAA Honors Those Who Honor the Game Through Writing
With the ever-rising popularity of the beautiful game called soccer, the NSCAA annually recognizes those who chronicle the sport’s personalities, problems, games and development.
On Thursday, Jan. 17, the NSCAA announced the winners of the 2012 NSCAA Annual Writing Contest. The winners featured three repeat and one 2012 All-American.
BigAppleSoccer.com’s Michael Lewis earned his 11th overall NSCAA Writing Award in the Column category. Specifically, his “Offside Remarks: Sundhage meant more than just wins and titles” submission recognized the contributions by former USWNT head coach Pia Sundhage.
West Virginia Sports Information Director Tim Goodenow’s story “The Long Road Back” on WVUSports.com was the winning article for the Feature Story category. He picks up his second overall NSCAA Writing Award to match the one he won in 2008.
Jane Allison Havsy from the Daily Record (N.J.) earned her first NSCAA Writing Award in the Deadline/Game Story category. Her feature was entitled “With heavy hearts, Randolph boys win state soccer match” chronicled the Rams' victory in the state championship despite a tragedy. She also won an NSCAA Writing Award in 1998 for best column story.
All-America honoree Morgan Andrews was the winner in the High School Student Writer category, as she was a guest writer for EqualizerSoccer.com. Her post "Impossibility is Nothing" was one of a series she did during her journey in the U17 World Cup qualifying matches.
2012 NSCAA Writing Contest Winners
Feature stories: Tim Goodenow (WVUsports.com) "The Long Road Back"
Column: Michael Lewis "Offside Remarks: Sundhage meant more than just wins and titles"
Deadline/Game Stories: Jane Allison Havsy "With heavy hearts, Randolph boys win state soccer match"
High School Student: Morgan Andrews "Impossibility is Nothing"