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Rock Soccer’s March, Pruzinskis honored

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Gazette Staff
February 17, 2012
— Two Rock Soccer Club players were honored with the Lora Schansberg Sportsmanship award.

Brady March, who played for the U14 boys’ Sting, and Ina Pruzinskis, who played for the U18 girls’ team, earned the honor.


They were recognized for their display of exceptional respect, integrity and responsibility on and off the field and for representing the essence of what the Rock Soccer Club strives to display in its players and athletes.


The award goes to a player who consistently demonstrated the highest values of caring, fairness, civility, honesty, integrity and responsibility in his or her daily participation in Rock Soccer Club activities.


The award is named after Lora Schansberg, currently a nursing student at UW-Eau Claire, who grew up playing soccer in Janesville.


Through her own actions and determination while battling a rare form of blood cancer, Schansberg has become a role model for others in the club.


The club also presented its 2011 Coach of the Year and Volunteer of the Year awards.


Coach of the Year John Nelson was awarded a plaque to honor his commitment to the Rock Soccer Club and for his dedication in coaching two U14 teams in the same season.


He also was recognized for the many other responsibilities he has taken on for the club over the years.


Brian Hanthorn earned the Rock Soccer Club Volunteer of the Year award. Hanthorn demonstrates what the foundation of the Rock Soccer Club is built upon: hard work, long hours before and after games, getting the fields prepared, goals moved and a true dedication and commitment to excellence.



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