October 1 -- With a host of makeup games already on the schedule and the end of the season not all that far away, another blustery Saturday didn’t prevent most BRYC teams from playing their Week 4 games...or for keeping their date with Olson Photography at the Canterbury Woods Elementary School gym for their individual and team photos. With as many as four teams scheduled for photos every fifteen minutes, the photographers were jumping and the gymnasium was alive with almost as much activity as on the pitch (below left). Coach Shane Hartzler got his U10 Girls to pose for an informal team photo before stepping before the professionals (below right).
Meanwhile, a brisk business in T Shirt sales in the hallway kept BRYC volunteers busy, raising money in order to keep the club’s registration rates as the lowest possible levels. The Webmaster/All Star Coordinator was excited when he spotted Katelyn H., U14 Girls goalie on the squad coached by Joan Smith and James Sullivan, sporting a warm-up jacket emblazoned with all the tournament, BRYC, and opposing team patches she’s collected in six previous six All Star appearances. (In both of the annual tournaments in which BRYC participates, the players trade patches with their opponents at the end of each game). Katelyn’s was the finest display of patches the All Star Coordinator has seen. Katelyn is pictured below, modeling her collection of patches and as she posed for her "official" photograph.