BORP’s Inaugural Kathryn Black Invitational Power Soccer Tournament was a Huge Success

Group photo of all the teams, referees, volunteers at the Kathryn Black Invitational

The Kathryn Black Invitational, held on May 5 & 6, was an truly awesome event!! The competition was fierce and friendly with teams battling to win and at the same time showing respect and appreciation for their opponents’ efforts. The first day initiated and sealed many friendships as all the athletes became invested in each other’s success. 

Action shot of two players

The generosity of our sponsors ensured that we had first class meals, awards, souvenirs and amenities. Thanks to USPSA, Power Soccer, Dominic and Karen Russo, BORP and all our donors for supporting the event and the vision of the KBI and perpetuating Kathryn Black’s legacy! 

Thanks to volunteers, families, friends, attendants, and staff for their donations of time, resources, talents, patience and good humor. A few of the many exemplars: Josh Burger and his family, Dindzans family, Shemaria family, the announcing crew, St. Theresa students, Delta Gammas, Scot Goodman, Dawn Nakashima, Mike Wolford, Betsy Dorsett and BORPees back to the beginning of time (1975). 

Thanks to the coaches for their leadership and commitment to the athletes: Julie Fuller, Alberta Cunningham, Pam Richerson, Tony Paradis, Margo Roeckl, Paul Navazio, Julian Perez.

Thanks to our awesome officials: Head Referee Dan Chafey, Bill Cain, Lauren Candia, Mark Jones, Paul Navazio, Phil Weaver.

Power Soccer Referees

Veteran Warriors took the Championship over the Sac Valley Flames, with a Golden Goal in the 2nd overtime period to win 1-0. BORP Bombers led by Tournament MVP, Edana Contreras, were in synch from start to finish of the 3rd Place game and overcame the SLO Dragons 5-1.

Power Soccer players shaking hands

Golden Guard winner: Lady Villegas, Sac Valley Flames

Top Defender: Julian Perez, Veteran Warriors

MVP: Edana Contreras, BORP Bombers

Spirit of the KBI: Mohan “Mr. V.” Vallbhapurapu (actual award was lost in the shuffle, it’s on it’s way).

All Tournament selections

SLO Dragons: Matt “Mad Dog” Green, Megan Costenze

Sac Valley Flames: Lady Villegas, Hunter Horkheimer

Veteran Warriors: Julian “Big Daddy”  Perez, “Wheelchair Willie” Hendrickson, Al “Sharpshooter” Marconi (quote in the subject line is from Al)

BORP Bombers: Edana Contreras, Brooklynn Watson, Chanelle Stallmeyer, Charlie Cleberg

Power Soccer Rocks!