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Steven Sizemore was a longtime participant at NUSC.  He played with NUSC from U5 up through Travel , into high school at NHS and beyond.  He was popular for always having a great attitude and consistent hard work and dedication.  Those who played beside him were better for it because he would encourage good sportsmanship as well as a drive to improve.  He had a true passion for the game.  

Steven left this world too soon at the age of 20.  In his honor, with the help of his family, we created this award to be given each Spring Season to one male and one female player in U15+ who display the same qualities that Steven possessed.  We want to help the Sizemore family keep his memory alive.  

The 2018 recipients listed below were nominated anonymously by either a coach or a fellow player.

Evan Keith was nominated for his incredible attitude and passion for the game.  He has been a participant at NUSC for most of his youth.  For his love of the game, he has spent many hours practicing not only with his own team, but has also come out the fields to help train and coach younger players.  He is has been an exceptional leader.  This will be Evan's last season at NUSC as he graduated from NHS in 2017.  He has spent this last year working full time with Indiana Restoration and Cleaning Services.  He has aspirations to be an entrepreneur.  

Emily Zepp was nominated for amazing attitude and leadership.  She is always willing to try anything and is fun to be around.  Emily has volunteered to help with our Rowdies program as well as a one of our teams in a younger age division.  She does peer tutoring with special needs students at school and is involved in the NHS Unified Olymics.  Emily spends her personal time working with Special Needs Ministry at White River Christian Church and is a member of Young Life and Capernum. She will be a Senior at NHS this Fall.

Both Evan and Emily have been amazing examples of leadership, building on relationships they have built on our pitch that are irreplaceable.  Please congratulate each of them on receiving this award in honor of a player such as themselves.  

2018 Recipients

Evan Keith was nominated for his exemplary attitude and his work with his younger peers in the U14 and U16 age groups.  He was always willing to attend practices with these groups and assist the coaches to develop the skills of their players.  He was at NUSC on days his team wasn't practicing to be of aide.  He has been a positive example and someone younger players looked up to.  Evan graduated from Noblesville High School in 2017.  While he took a year off of school and has been working full time, he has aspirations as an entrepenuer.  

Emily Zepp was nominated for her positivity and willingness to step up and help her peers.  Emily works with students in the Elementary Schools in the special needs programs.  She has also attended practices with her younger peers to assist the coahes in developing the skills of those players.  Emily is currently a Junior at Noblesville High School.  

Also Nominated were:
While he was not eligible at the time, we wanted to mention Kaleb Draper.  He has an undending smile and a tireless dedication to his team.  He is wiling to play any position his coach asks.  While being very coachable, he sets a great example for his teammates by maintaining positivity at all times.  Kaleb is in the U12 age division.

2017 Recipients  

Keaton Minick was nominated for his willingness not only to play any position in any game, but also for stepping in to help coach his younger sister's teams for several seasons.  He displays a phenomenal attitude and a great passion for the game. This was noted not only by his coaches and fellow teammates but also by those not part of NUSC who had the pleasure of watching him play.  Keaton is graduating from Noblesville High School and will be attending Indana State University in the  Fall to study Education.  It is his ultimate goal to work with children with special needs.

 Natalie Watson was nominated for her passion and dedication to the game of soccer.  She has played at NUSC since first or second grade.  She chose as well to give back to the club by helping to coach younger age groups for several seasons.  She has always been an aggressive competitor, but maintained a smile and positive attitude towards her teammates as well as her opponents.  She became a ref and has been giving back to NUSC in that manner as well.  Natalie is graduating from Noblesville High School.  She will be attending Anderson University in the fall to double major in Psychology and Youth Leadership Development, and minor in Social Work.  Natalie loves volunteering and working with children!

Both Keaton and Natalie have created and fostered friendships on our pitch that will last a lifetime because of the passion and attitude they possess.  They both are honored to received this award and want to thank all those who helped them along the way.  

Also nominated were:

Tyler McLaughlin for his dedication and stellar attitude.

Will Bennett for his encouraging words and sense of humor to help pull the team together.

Cheyenne Chase for her passion for the game, fair play and inspiration to other players because of her attitude.

Devin Kastenschmidt for his integrity and sportsmanship as well as his dedication to NUSC.


We would like to congratulate all the nominees for possessing qualities that their teammates and coaches as well as parents and other participants at NUSC look up to.  

Please reach out and congratulate each one of these players!  

Keaton and Natalie will receive a certificate as well as an engraved plaque to display for many years to come.