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The ESSC Team of the Week program is all about recognizing teams that are dedicated to positive sportsmanship and playing with a fun-first mentality.

How it works: Each week throughout the season the ESSC will recognize one team for their positive attitude and great sporting behavior. To be eligible, teams must first be nominated for the Lady Bing Award in a given season. All nominated teams will then have a chance to submit a photo and a short biography in order to be eligible for a Team of the Week Prize.

Prize: Each Team of the Week winner will receive a $100 gift card to The Canadian Brewhouse and will be recognized on social media.

You can help us recognize great sportsmanship by nominating a team for the Lady Bing Award. Click here to nominate a team!

Team Bio
See You Next Thursday
Captain: Bruce Lyon

Night/Div/Sport: Thursday Recreational Ball Hockey
Seasons in the ESSC: 15+
Nominated by: Kyle Graham - Games Coordinator

History: Many people ask: Where did your team come up with such a peculiar name? Well, believe it or not, our team name was originally derived from Ancient Norse mythology. Thor, as a fledgling god, would have his chariot pulled by two giant goats (Tanngniost and Tanngrisnir), who could regenerate overnight after being killed and eaten by Thor. Hence, See You Next Thursday, as it symbolizes the regeneration of our team spirit upon each subsequent game, regardless of whether or not we were killed in the last game. Actually, come to think of it, maybe that was not the origin...maybe it is because we play on Thursdays...

Team Bio
You Gotta Nice Set
Captain: Brianne Baxandall

Night/Div/Sport: Sunday Intermediate Beach Volleyball
Seasons in the ESSC: 2
Nominated by: Tory Honsberger - Rough Sets

History: Thanks for the nomination! Our team (From left to right: Leah, Tom, Bri, Dan, Justin, Erik) was made last summer so this is our second season together. We have minimal experience but love getting out in the sun and having a good time. We are just enjoying getting better as a team and slowly improving our game.

Team Bio
Bat Attitudes
Captain: Mackenzie Brown

Night/Div/Sport: Monday Recreational Slo-Pitch
Seasons in the ESSC: 2
Nominated by: Shannon Murray - The Rebel Alliance

History: We are Team Bat Attitudes! We are composed of a rag tag group of friends from work, school, childhood and everything in between! We put this team together because we had a lot of singular friends wanting to come together to play a fun sport and be able to socialize on our nights off. Bat Attitudes came from our Team Captain Mack who loves puns. Its an ironic name because none of us have any kind of foul attitude! We have been playing for two seasons now with ESSC and Mondays have become one of our favorite nights (Who knew someone could actually look forward to Mondays!?). We love playing together as a team, whether we are winning or not, being out in the sunshine and meeting others is our jam!

Team Bio
You Just Got Served
Captain: Meagan Seeley

Night/Div/Sport: Monday Recreational Badminton
Seasons in the ESSC: 3
Nominated by: Jennifer Yip - Inaccurate Stereotypes

History: My name is Meagan and my Badminton partner is Emily. For this Spring we decided to go with the name "You Just Got served", as it related to Badminton and furthermore it is quite ironic as we won't be going professional anytime soon and definitely did not serve anyone! This is our 3rd season with ESSC and we look forward to playing Pickleball this Summer. Neither of us had played Badminton before and we're both willing to try anything so why not give Badminton a whirl! I'm so glad that we did, it has been a blast. It's such a fun way to get out of the house, go meet new people and stay active!

 

Team Bio
Inglorious Batters
Captain: Craig Nyboer

Night/Div/Sport: Thursday Recreational Slo-Pitch
Seasons in the ESSC: 2
Nominated by: Darleen Murphy - Throwing Shade

History: The Inglorious Batters weren’t born, they were forged from the depths of Slo-Pitch mediocrity! We are a gaggle of little-to-no experience Slo-Pitch players who like to swing at everything and run in no particular direction. Our favorite part of Slo-Pitch is looking good while we play it, but also making other teams look good while they play it too. Having now finished our second season of ESSC Slo-Pitch, we’ve moved from worst to slightly less worse, and we couldn’t be more proud of ourselves! Mostly because no one else is proud of us...

 

Team Bio
Kicking & Screaming
Captain: Katelyn Gannon

Night/Div/Sport: Tuesday Recreational Outdoor Soccer
Seasons in the ESSC: 3
Nominated by: Keltie Yearwood - Dunder Mifflin FC

History: Meet Kicking & Screaming, the team of players brand new to the game. In this photo you will see Mike, Carly, Jenny, Kalena, Amber, Kate, Mitch, Alanna, Julie, and our best cheerleader, Dokes the Dog! Our team name is taken from the hilarious movie with Will Ferrell about coaching the worst kids soccer team in town. That is our team. We have never won a game, we just okay for the fun and exercise! This is the third season I have run this team, and each season we have new first time players. Thank you for the nomination!

 

Team Bio
Captain Smashy Pants
Captain: Sharon Mellot

Night/Div/Sport: Wednesday Recreational Badminton
Seasons in the ESSC: 2
Nominated by: Janet Wong - Chex

History: We're Captain Smashy Pants, a group of two guys and two girls: Sharon Mellott, Morgan McCollum, Monique Hetu and Sayyad Bacchus. A couple of us played on a Badminton team a year ago through ESSC and absolutely loved it so we decided to put together another team for the Spring season. Our team name from the previous year was already taken so Morgan came up with a new one that was just as playful and fun as our team! We have one player that's new to the sport and its been fun watching her grow! We look forward to playing together every week and meeting the other players. It's been a fun way for us to stay connected while still being active!

 

Team Bio
Quit Your Pitching
Captain: Bailey Horte

Night/Div/Sport: Friday Recreational Slo-Pitch
Seasons in the ESSC: 1
Nominated by: Chase Pierson - The Benchwarmers

History: Our team, Quit Your Pitching is a rag-tag team of mostly Engineers. We all met through school or work and this is our first season together! So far we have had a great season filled with laughs. We love Slo-Pitch because it gets us out in the sun throwing balls around with our friends. With some people working out of town and not able to make every game we have quite a large team! With a total of 19 people on the team we were able to scrounge a whopping 9 people for a photo! From our team to yours, have a great Summer!

 

Team Bio
NetSix and Chill
Captain: Caroline Schlosser

Night/Div/Sport: Thursday Recreational Turf Soccer
Seasons in the ESSC: 4+
Nominated by: Marisa Maiorana - Games Coordinator 

History: NetSix and Chill is a priMED Medical Products Soccer team. We've played in ESSC leagues for a few years, in a variety of sports but have been playing soccer for the last few seasons. We're loving the Indoor Soccer league because the field in small enough that it involves a lot of skill, strategy and teamwork, and we don't have to worry about the mosquitos! 

 

Team Bio
Larry and Gary 
Captain: Larissa Wilhelm

Night/Div/Sport: Wednesday Recreational Badminton
Seasons in the ESSC: 2
Nominated by: Janet Wong - Chex

History: We are Larry & Gary, this is not only our team name but also our nick names (Larry for Larissa and Gary is just a middle name). This is our second season playing Badminton with the ESSC. We play on Wednesday nights because of Wing Wednesday, we think that might speak for itself. Our favorite part of playing in the league has been the atmosphere and fantastic people! 

 

Team Bio
Nerd Herd FC
Captain: Max Wagg

Night/Div/Sport: Tuesday Recreational Outdoor Soccer
Seasons in the ESSC: 12+
Nominated by: Unknown 

History: Nerd Herd FC started off as a bunch of...well, nerds...who were working at a Summer Science camp and looking for a fun after-work outlet to blow off some steam after working with crazy kids all day. Most of our team started off in engineering, with a few teachers, business grads, and other professions rounding out the team. There's no doubting our nerd cred as most of our time on the bench is spent teasing spoilers for the members of our team who have not fully caught up on Game of Thrones. 12+ seasons of soccer (and even a couple of champion t-shirts) later, we're still not sick of free Brewhouse nachos, and we love our once-a-week romps on the field. GO NERDS!!!

 

Team Bio
Hoodie Melos
Captain: Kelly Ann Lester

Night/Div/Sport: Tuesday Recreational Basketball
Seasons in the ESSC: 4+
Nominated by: Jonathan McNulty - Games Coordinator

History: Our team is Hoodie Melos, named after Carmelo Anthony. Some of us have been playing together for 4+ years, while others are newfound friends. We have also acquired a few tiny cheerleaders along the way. We have a variety of skill sets and professional backgrounds, but a common love for basketball (and beer!). We sincerely appreciate this nomination and look forward to many more seasons with ESSC!

 

Team Bio
TBA
Captain: Sara Burge

Night/Div/Sport: Tuesday Recreational Floor Hockey
Seasons in the ESSC: 15+
Nominated by: Andrew Wormsbecker - Kool Aid

History: TBA!

 

Team Bio
Balls Intact
Captain: Stephanie Weisgerber

Night/Div/Sport: Wednesday Recreational Dodgeball
Seasons in the ESSC: 20+
Nominated by: Sarah Gallotti - Games Coordinator

History: Balls Intact has been playing Dodgeball with the ESSC since 2012, playing almost every season each year. They have had quite a few roster changes over the years, with 3 of them being the OG’s. Balls Intact have played both rubber and foam, and have really found their stride in foam. Through the years and roster changes, what they all pride themselves on as a team is their accountability, positive spirit and just getting out there and having fun!

 

Team Bio
TAU FC
Captain: Benjamin Packianayagam

Night/Div/Sport: Monday Recreational Gym Soccer
Seasons in the ESSC: 39
Nominated by: Ryan Townsend - Games Coordinator

History: TAU FC stands for Team Awesome United Football Club but they actually started out as a Volleyball team (Team Awesome without the United or FC). The founder of the team decided he wanted to play some Soccer with his childhood friends and they have been a Soccer team ever since! They have been playing with the ESSC since the Fall of 2007, so if we carry the one and then divide by 2, we get to 39 seasons! While they have had many players throughout the years, they all have a love for the game and enjoy the competitiveness and fun nature of the sport. Some of the nick names they have on the team are The Turkish Delight, Juggernaut, Triple B, Apollo Rocket of Love and of course, Sexy Time. Congrats TAU FC!

 

Team Bio
Clan Gunn
Captain: Shannon Emery

Night/Div/Sport: Tuesday Recreational B Floor Hockey
Seasons in the ESSC: 13
Nominated by: Ryan McManners - Games Coordinator

History: Congratulations to Clan Gunn! This group from our Tuesday Rec Floor Hockey division is composed mainly of lawyers and is built on enthusiasm, camaraderie and fun. The clan appreciates a good old fashion hockey game, even if they aren't on the winning side! We love to have teams like Clan Gunn that welcome all types of players, despite their skill level. Thanks for being great sports and good luck in your future games!

Team Bio
Adams Family
Captain: Weslee Qualie

Night/Div/Sport: Wednesday Recreational A Basketball 
Seasons in the ESSC: 6
Nominated by: Dalin Woolley - Games Coordinator

History: The Story of Adams Family: "It all started when Adam "The Family" Moore moved to a small town where he was surprised to hear dancing and rock music had been banned. He decided to challenge this law and recruited his friends Dazzlin Dave & Sizzlin Syed to help teach these stuffed shirts that dancing is the greatest thing there is. He stood up in front council citing scripture in support while Dazzlin and Sizzlin danced in demonstration, successfully winning over one council women, Mother Ness, but not the rest. A deal was stuck however. 'Go back to where you came from boy' said the head shirt, 'and win me an ESSC champ shirt. And I'll reverse the law.' So Adam went, picking up recruits along the way. 6 seasons chasing that champ shirt. Will he ever dance again? No one knows." Thanks for the fantastic bio Adams Family, enjoy your Gift Card, you earned it!

Team Bio
The No ReGretzkys
Captain: Anthony Middel

Night/Div/Sport: Thursday Recreational Floor Hockey
Seasons in the ESSC: 4+
Nominated by: Kyle Graham - Games Coordinator

History: The 2019 No Regretzkys are the 4th installment of the No Regretzkys, founded by the Pepin family. After 4 years of bumping around the ESSC, including a stint in the 3 on 3 trenches, this year's version sees significant turnover, with multiple new additions to a small veteran core. With the Great One as inspiration, this team has no regretz about getting their cardio in each game. Congrats you guys, keep up the great sportsmanship!

Team Bio
Hoodie Melos
Captain: Kelly Ann Lester

Night/Div/Sport: Tuesday Recreational Basketball
Seasons in the ESSC: 4+
Nominated by: Dalin Woolley - Games Coordinator

History: These are the Hoodie Melos, named after Carmelo Anthony of course. Some of them have been playing together for 4+ years, while others are newfound friends! They have a variety of skill sets and professional backgrounds, but a common love for basketball and beer! We appreciate the sportsmanship of teams like the Hoodie Melos, and look forward to having them play many more seasons with the ESSC!

Team Bio
Nobody Special
Captain: Yann Legrand

Night/Div/Sport: Thursday Recreational Turf Soccer
Seasons in the ESSC: 2
Nominated by: Kyle Smith - ESSC Staff

History: Nobody Special has been playing ESSC Turf Soccer since the Summer of 2011. They have gone through some changes and breaks but have been back consistently since Winter 2018 through three different team names. Nobody Special has been their team name for 2 seasons now, and was chosen since they enjoy a little laugh while teams either win or lose against Nobody Special. They really enjoy playing Turf Soccer with ESSC and we hope to see them play for many more seasons! Congratulations to Nobody Special!

Team Bio
Happy Trees
Captain: Jeremy Keay

Night/Div/Sport: Thursday Recreational Plus Indoor Volleyball
Seasons in the ESSC: 4
Nominated by: Kimmee Fischer - Send Noods

History: Our first Lady Bing Team of the Week Winners for the Winter 2019 season are the Happy Trees! This Bob Ross inspired crew has been playing Volleyball in our Recreational Plus league for 4 years. Every Thursday they look forward to being together and playing some Volleyball. Nice work Happy Trees, and remember, there are no mistakes in Volleyball, just happy accidents!

Fall 2018 Winners

Team Bio
I'd Smash That
Captain: Dawn Lemire

Night/Div/Sport: Monday Recreational Badminton
Seasons in the ESSC: 1
Nominated by: Candis Scott - Red & Ed 

History: Congratulations to I'd Smash That, the ESSC's final Team of the Week winners for Fall 2018! This is their first season of ESSC Rec Badminton and they are loving it! They have come to enjoy the comradery of the club, the friendships they have built along the way, as well as the rivalries that Badminton has to offer. We hope this season is the first of many for I'd Smash That, as we love having teams like theirs in our leagues. Congrats you two!

Team Bio
Electric Eels
Captain: Sean Mallany

Night/Div/Sport: Monday Recreational Gym Soccer
Seasons in the ESSC: 1
Nominated by: Andreas Duenas - Games Coordinator 

History: Check out the Electric Eels! They are the latest Team of the Week, representing the ESSC's Gym Soccer league. This is their first season together after combining pieces of two individual teams, which we LOVE to see! They joined up to enjoy some recreational Gym Soccer and post-game beverages together. They say they might not be the most successful team on the pitch, but they certainly seem to have the most fun and that earned them the Team of the Week prize! Nice work Electric Eels, keep it up!

Team Bio
Sporty People
Captain: Calynn Stumpf

Night/Div/Sport: Wednesday Recreational Multi-Sport
Seasons in the ESSC: 7
Nominated by: Kyle Graham - Games Coordinator

History: Shout out to this group as they take home the Team of the Week award for excellent sportsmanship! These Sporty People, surprisingly, love to play sports, and have been with the ESSC for 7 incredible seasons. They specifically love the Multi-Sport leagues and the variety of awesome sports to play. There is never a dull moment in our Multi-Sport leagues, and we sure do enjoy having the Sporty People playing in them. Congrats Sporty People, you earned it!

Team Bio
Iceholes
Captain: Chris Kulchisky

Night/Div/Sport: Thursday Recreational 35+ Floor Hockey
Seasons in the ESSC: 20+
Nominated by: Marco Bombino - Games Coordinator

History: What a bunch of Iceholes! This group of Recreational Floor Hockey players are taking home the Team of the Week award! They have been involved with the ESSC for many seasons, and have always been proud to win the respect of their opponents through their great sportsmanship. Baby Zoe sure has some great role models, get that kid a stick!

Team Bio
Elements F.C.
Captain: Heather Jim

Night/Div/Sport: Saturday Recreational Turf Soccer
Seasons in the ESSC: 25
Nominated by: Richard de Bruyn - Games Coordinator

History: Round of applause for the Elements F.C. squad! This crew of Turf Soccer fanatics are taking home a Team of The Week award! The F.C. have been with the ESSC for over 25 seasons and we love seeing their Science themed jerseys around our Turf Soccer facilities. They have been nominated for their strong fun-first attitude, outstanding teamwork and textbook Soccer skills. Keep it up Elements F.C.!

Team Bio
Crown Royals
Captain: Thomas Milan

Night/Div/Sport: Monday Recreational Basketball
Seasons in the ESSC: 1
Nominated by: Megan Belcourt - Games Coordinator

History: These are the Crown Royals! Their fun, honest and easy-going style of play during their Monday Recreational Basketball league has earned them the Team of the Week title! This is the first season of Recreational Basketball for this band of ballers, and we all hope to see many more seasons from them. Keep up the excellent play, Crown Royals!

 

Team Bio
Pitt Rhinos
Captain: Ben Wanke

Night/Div/Sport: Wednesday Recreational Floor Hockey
Seasons in the ESSC: 6
Nominated by: Aman Bharj - Games Coordinator

History: Congratulations to the Pitt Rhinos! They have been nominated for their great attitudes and clean style of play in our Floor Hockey league. The Pitt Rhinos have been described as very polite players, and always fun to play against. The team has been playing in the ESSC for an amazing 6 years and are looking forward to many more. Thank you Pitt Rhinos, and keep up the great sportsmanship!

 

Team Bio
Scott's Tots
Captain: Kesley Beaudette

Night/Div/Sport: Wednesday Recreational Multi-Sport 2's
Seasons in the ESSC: 1
Nominated by: Courtney Boyd - Courick

History: Scott's Tots were nominated for being great communicators and having an excellent sense of sportsmanship. They decided to join the Multi-Sport 2's league so they could spend more time together, learn some new sports and meet new friends. The inspiration for their team name came from their love of "The Office" and in particular, of course Michael Scott. Thanks for being amazing sports Scott's Tots!

 

Team Bio
The Fabulous Super Stars
Captain: Alycia Stiebritz

Night/Div/Sport: Tuesday Intermediate C Indoor Volleyball
Seasons in the ESSC: 1
Nominated by: Linda Chong - Steam Buns

History: What is a fabulous team without fabulous people? This is The Fabulous Super Stars first season as a team but they are ready to take on anything! They all love Volleyball and playing with the ESSC is a great way to socialize, be with their friends and get to know new people. They hope everyone gets the opportunity to make great friendships and doing things they love by playing with the ESSC!

 

Summer 2018 Winners

Team Bio
Aca Pitches
Captain: Jeremy Weerasooriya

Night/Div/Sport: Sunday Recreational South Slo-Pitch
Seasons in the ESSC: 5
Nominated by: Mikaela Donnelly - Chickson Dix

History: The original Aca Pitches started 5 years ago, consisting largely of employees from the south side Costco. The choice of their team name was a result of a team vote, as they are all big fans of the movie Pitch Perfect. Their favorite aspect of ESSC Slo-Pitch is the lack of pressure to win. They find it's a lot easier to recruit players who have never played before when the main goal is to go out and have fun on a summer evening!

 

Team Bio
Andreo's cousins and uncle
Captain: Andreo Silva

Night/Div/Sport: Wednesday Recreational Outdoor Soccer
Seasons in the ESSC: 6
Nominated by: Yen Tan - UKnighted

History: Andreo's cousins and uncle used to be called "Giuseppe's Nephews" because their uncle started the team with Andreo and his cousins, but as time went by the team name turned to Andreo's cousins and uncle. A few of the team's members are actually cousins and all the new team members have been adopted as new cousins onto the team which makes playing soccer together that much better. They all hang out at and away from soccer and always have a great time playing together. Their team picture below basically sums them up, fun and always having snacks at half (it was popsicles at the game this picture was taken). 

 

Team Bio
Calm Your Tips
Captain: Henry Yu

Night/Div/Sport: Tuesday Intermediate B Indoor Volleyball
Seasons in the ESSC: 1
Nominated by: Kimiko Pocha - Individuals Team - Itsy Bitsy Spikers

History: Calm Your Tips has been playing volleyball together for almost one season. The team name originates from one creative teammate and the possible assistance of an internet search engine. Some of the team’s favorite aspects of ESSC volleyball include the league’s overwhelmingly friendly teams and the recurring opportunity to practice high 5’s after each rally. Congratulations Calm Your Tips!

 

Team Bio
Here For The Beer
Captain: Gabrielle LeBlanc

Night/Div/Sport: Tuesday Recreational Kickball
Seasons in the ESSC: 6
Nominated by: Ashley Finucane - Recess Rejects

History: Here For The Beer has been playing in various ESSC leagues for the last couple of year with most of them being in kickball. For the most part they are all friends from university and high school who started out as a trivia team! They are really good at cheering for pretty much anyone on the field whether it is a foul ball or home run. They were nominated for being a very friendly and enjoyable team to play against.

 

Team Bio
The Fris-Bee's
Captain: Philip Eidick

Night/Div/Sport: Tuesday Recreational A Ultimate
Seasons in the ESSC: 3
Nominated by: Michael Rausch - Blue Steel

History: A team that is willing to share their Oreos are definitely deserving of a Lady Bing nomination! The Fris-Bee's were also nominated for being a fun and energetic team to play against. They chose the name Fris-Bee's because they like to buzz about, eat honey, and talk with their butts. They play Ultimate because they love to run, throw and sometimes catch the disc. Congratulations to The Fris-Bee's on being selected as one of our Teams of the Week!

 

Team Bio
Las Vegas Golden Knights
Captain: Milan Djumic

Night/Div/Sport: Wednesday Recreational A Multi-Sport
Seasons in the ESSC: 5
Nominated by: Larysa Szymanski - Games Coordinator

History: The Las Vegas Golden Nights were nominated by Larysa for being a super nice team that always helps her with setting up of equipment for each game. Their claim to fame is playing their first game before the NHL team which technically should give them the rights to the team name. Their favorite aspect of playing in the Multi-Sport league is every week a different person turns out to be their MVP when his/her sport comes around. This gives everyone a chance to shine.

 

Team Bio
Llamas on the Beach
Captain: Andrea Pon

Night/Div/Sport: Thursday Recreational A Beach Volleyball
Seasons in the ESSC: 5
Nominated by: Kimberly May Gibson - Big Swinging Digs

History: Congratulations to Llamas On The Beach (formerly known as the Volley Llamas) on being selected as one of our Summer Teams of the Week. They have been playing for 5 seasons now and chose the name Llamas On The Beach because they keep being the second team to register with the name Volley Llamas and as such have been coming up with more and more llama related volleyball team names. They love volleyball because it’s fun and really relies on having a great sense of teamwork. 

 

Team Bio
St. Lunatics
Captain: Anna Singkhone Haggerty

Night/Div/Sport: Wednesday Recreational Plus Slo-Pitch
Seasons in the ESSC: 2
Nominated by: James Wright - The Swingers

History: In their second season with the ESSC, St. Lunatics received a well deserved Lady Bing Nomination. They were nominated for having a positive attitude and engaging in lots of fun banter amongst themselves. Their favorite aspects of playing ESSC Slo-Pitch are the fun first attitudes of other teams in the league, strike out beers, and hanging out with lifelong friends!

 

Spring 2018 Winners

Team Bio
FC Jello
Captain: Donald Ademaj

Night/Div/Sport: Monday Recreational B 8 vs. 8 Outdoor Soccer
Seasons in the ESSC: 1
Nominated by: Sean Mallany - Ladybugs

History: This is FC Jello's first season playing in the ESSC as a team and they love it so far. They love to see the sportsmanship and class between teams, along with a good competitive nature. Their team comprises of some players who have played soccer before, and some who have never played. They all enjoy the game and look forward to every Monday!

 

Team Bio
Disko Fever
Captain: Miranda Koshelek

Night/Div/Sport: Tuesday Recreational A Ultimate
Seasons in the ESSC: 7
Nominated by: Michael Rausch - Blue Steel

History: Disko Fever started out as an individuals team in 2016, but at once recognized that they had more in common than just an interest in Ultimate; they all shared a deep passion for the sweet mesmerizing beats of disco music. Since then, the team has played every season (taking up Dodgeball when Ultimate is not offered). The team is known for their slick tie dyed jerseys and their signature play Disco Inferno, which involves taking the disc and “just sending it” in a blaze of disco glory. The team may not always win, but they definitely excel at Stayin’ Alive.

 

Team Bio
2Legit2Hit
Captain: Emberly Purihin

Night/Div/Sport: Monday Recreational Foam Dodgeball
Seasons in the ESSC: 3
Nominated by: Lesley Thompson - Games Coordinator

History: The story of 2Legit2Hit is one of inspiration, determination, and resolve. It’s a story about never giving up, and rising in the face of insurmountable odds. It’s a story about the underdog. No, we are not referring to the classic film Rocky IV, but the story of 2Legit2Hit, which is equally inspiring. Even while taking the worst beating of his life, receiving crushing blow after crushing blow from Ivan Drago, Rocky refused to stay down. This is almost exactly what it feels like to be on team 2Legit2Hit. Week after week, the suffering is relentless, but the laughter and smiles never end. What they lack in skill, endurance, strategy, communication, strength, and general athletic ability, they more than make up for with plenty of heart! Three Cheers for 2Legit2Hit!

Team Bio
Setting Ducks
Captain: Noelle Lin

Night/Div/Sport: Tuesday Intermediate B Indoor Volleyball
Seasons in the ESSC: 3
Nominated by: Linda Chong - Steam Buns

History: Setting Ducks are inspired by all the hilarious volleyball puns and decided to come up with one of their own! Their favorite parts of playing volleyball are the team bonding and exercise they all get to experience. They have met a lot of wonderful people through the ESSC community and are happy to be a part of the family. They were nominated because they were an overall fun team to play against.

Team Bio
Vicious & Delicious
Captain: Claire Mackenzie

Night/Div/Sport: Wednesday Recreational A Multi-Sport
Seasons in the ESSC: 5
Nominated by: Joe Lucyshyn - Games Coordinator

History: Vicious & Delicious are a pretty random team that has some recruits from Individuals Teams, work, friends, and family! The result is a team that enjoys every sport and excels at none of them. They aren't too worried about the wins though and Multi-Sport gives them an excuse to hang out each week. They were nominated because they cheer for the opposing team anytime they scored and for helping their opposing team gain a solid understanding of sports rules.

 

 

 

Team Bio
Individuals Team - Underhanded Steals
Captain: Jamie Nielsen

Night/Div/Sport: Sunday Recreational North Slo-Pitch
Seasons in the ESSC: 1
Nominated by: Neil Steinhauer - Mother Truckers

History: The Underhanded Steals are a group of wild individuals who joined together to build something magical. While some of them knew each other before, they are just a group of strangers who came together to play ball, and play ball they will. They were nominated because of their ability to share laughs with opposing teams and to resolve any small issues very easily.

 

 

Team Bio
The Lords of the Prance
Captain: Jaana Pipke

Night/Div/Sport: Monday Recreational A Outdoor Soccer
Seasons in the ESSC: 6
Nominated by: Sarah Dick - The Rebels

History: The Lords of the Prance got their name from one of their original player's husbands who branded them as such (he had a thing for unicorns at the time) and he actually ended up playing for our team 3 years later and still does to this day! Players have come and gone through the years; they have three original team members, friends of the originals, and a whole slew of subs from previous years. They can safely say that their team's priority is nachos and the social times they get to share post-game. 

 

 

Team Bio
Amusingly Named Team
Captain: Scott Skjei

Night/Div/Sport: Thursday Recreational Basketball
Seasons in the ESSC: 2
Nominated by: Andrew Beercroft - Games Coordinator

History: Amusingly Named Team has played for two seasons now and they enjoy the fun first nature that ESSC leagues provide. They all laugh and sweat a lot at their games. They were nominated for showing great sportsmanship and being fully accountable for their fouls at all of their games.

 

 

Team Bio
Bright Line
Captain: Justin Brown

Night/Div/Sport: Tuesday Intermediate B Indoor Volleyball
Seasons in the ESSC: 4
Nominated by: Linda Chong - Steam Buns

History: Bright Line is a team of friends and siblings that has grown up together since grade school. One of the most important aspects of playing volleyball for them is being able to meet up, joke around and have fun whether if it’s with each other or with the teams we play against. After a day full of adulting with deadlines, due dates, bills, papers, meetings, or even kids, they look forward to Tuesday nights where we can all come together and play the game we know like old times.

 

 

Winter 2018 Winners

Team Bio
Bad Seeds
Captain: Robyn Jacobsen

Night/Div/Sport: Monday Recreational A Badminton
Seasons in the ESSC: ~15
Nominated by: Jarret Esslinger - Jargan

History: Bad Seeds were nominated for the Lady Bing award because they are always fun to play against. Their team sprouted from basically, desperation. They couldn't think of a really excellent name, so they picked "Bad Seeds" by default. Bad is short for Badminton and Seeds is a play on the word "seed" as in, the ranking for the purposes of playoffs. However, it has stuck with them for years and they have grown to love it! Robyn and Joel love that playing Badminton is an opportunity to see each other once a week and catch up as they have been friends for over 20 years!

 

 

Team Bio
Sporty People
Captain: Calynn Stumpf

Night/Div/Sport: Wednesday Recreational C Multi-Sport
Seasons in the ESSC: 4
Nominated by: Stephanie Playdon - Games Coordinator

History: Sporty People were nominated for the Lady Bing award because of their great fun first attitudes they displayed at their games. They like to try different sports which is why they initially chose to play Multi-Sport with ESSC 4 seasons ago. They love the variety of sports they get to play with ESSC Multi-Sport and hope to discover some new sports in coming seasons.

 

 

Team Bio
Individuals Team - Teenage Mutant Ninja Skrtels
Captain: Timotei Albu

Night/Div/Sport: Thursday Recreational Gym Soccer
Seasons in the ESSC: 1
Nominated by: Liam S. - Games Coordinator

History: The Teenage Mutant Ninja Skrtels were nominated for the Lady Bing award for being a super fun team and getting everyone involved. While they still have many questions about their team's name origin, the fun-loving nature of the team is never question. They are always up for a laugh, enjoying the game, and reminiscing with a cold beverage once the final whistle blows. They look forward to wrapping up their Winter 2018 Gym Soccer season!

 

 

Team Bio
Back Dat Pass Up
Captain: Jill Galipeau

Night/Div/Sport: Tuesday Intermediate A Indoor Volleyball
Seasons in the ESSC: ~8
Nominated by: Matt Shelton - Semi Trucks

History: Back Dat Pass Up was nominated for the Lady Bing award because they are lots of fun to play against, very respectful, and demonstrate great sportsmanship throughout their games. They have been registered as a team for roughly 8 seasons but some of them have been playing together since 2005! You can often find them laughing off their mistakes and giggling uncontrollably at themselves on the court.

 

 

Team Bio
Average Joe's
Captain: Jeff Clarke

Night/Div/Sport: Tuesday Recreational A Multi-Sport
Seasons in the ESSC: 7
Nominated by: Robyn O. - Games Coordinator

History: The Average Joes are now playing in their 7th season with ESSC! They switch between Multi-Sport in the winter seasons and Slo-Pitch in the summer. They enjoy the change of sport every week in multi-sport and they can see themselves constantly improving with each opportunity they get to play. They would be the first to say that they are definitely better at some sports than others, but they have a great time playing each one. Fairly average is the perfect way to describe their team, hence the name. 

 

 

Team Bio
Don Cherrypickers
Captain: Jay Henson

Night/Div/Sport: Thursday Recreational B Floor Hockey
Seasons in the ESSC: 3
Nominated by: Jesse - Games Coordinator

History: The Don Cherrypickers have been together forever but are currently in their third season with the ESSC. They originated as a group of friends that share the extreme sport of rollerblading and carried that passion over to Floor Hockey. They were nominated because they play a very clean game with fantastic spirit and sportsmanship.

 

 

Team Bio
Volley Llamas
Captain: Yvonne Houle

Night/Div/Sport: Monday Recreational A Indoor Volleyball
Seasons in the ESSC: 6
Nominated by: Meagan - Let's Talk About Sets, Baby

History: The Volley Llamas team motto is "What we lack in skill, we make up for in enthusiasm!" They are one of the more senior teams in their Volleyball division with an average age around 50! They all love Volleyball and enjoy the camaraderie, fun, and general craziness of their team members. They play to keep active, involved and even exercise a bit of competition!

 

 

Team Bio
Balls of Thunda
Captain: Michael Alexander

Night/Div/Sport: Wednesday Recreational A Dodgeball
Seasons in the ESSC: 3
Nominated by: Michelle - Games Coordinator

History: Balls of Thunda have played together for 3 seasons but have played together as a team for 4 years! Their mission is to have fun and throw balls at each other but unfortunately, that's not a league. So they play other teams for a bit and once that is done, they then get to throw balls at each other and fulfill their mission! They work together during the days and throw balls together at night which brings the team together even more!

 

 

Team Bio
Tall & Small
Captain: Tina Dafoe

Night/Div/Sport: Wednesday Recreational South Badminton
Seasons in the ESSC: 1
Nominated by: Candiss Scott - Red & Ed

History: Tall & Small are a husband-wife duo consisting of Jamieson (Tall) and Tina (Small). With a foot of height and 60 pounds between them, their team name is pretty self-explanatory. Tall & Small enjoy doing many activities together, such as soccer, Ultimate, tennis, and yoga, but this is their first season playing badminton. Their favourite thing about playing badminton is how much of a mental workout it is. Their second-favourite thing is their post-game ritual of eating tons of snacks on the couch. Tall & Small have been pleasantly surprised by how much fun they've been having this season and plan to continue playing badminton with ESSC for years to come!

 

 

Fall 2017 Winners

Team Bio
Puck Buddies
Captain: David Nguyen

Night/Div/Sport: Monday Recreational Plus Floor Hockey
Seasons in the ESSC: ~5
Nominated by: Jesse Creighton - Games Coordinator

History: Puck Buddies were nominated because of their clean play while also showing great spirit and sportsmanship. They have been playing with the ESSC for a few seasons off and on now. They enjoy the fun aspect of playing in ESSC leagues, as well as the drinks and nachos that come after their games.

 

 

Team Bio
Flying Squirrels and Salty Walruses
Captain: Ann Currie

Night/Div/Sport: Tuesday Intermediate B Indoor Volleyball
Seasons in the ESSC: ~14
Nominated by: Ron Suen - Balzilla

History: The Flying Squirrels and Salty Walruses started off as a Individuals team 6 years ago! They have added and lost a few players over the years but the core group has remained full of friendship and fun. They were nominated because they were all around good hearted people. They look forward to many more enjoyable seasons and love putting the fun first mentality into their games.

 

 

Team Bio
The Fighting Mongooses
Captain: Teri Price

Night/Div/Sport: Thursday Recreational A Dodgeball
Seasons in the ESSC: 4
Nominated by: Lesley Thompson - Games Coordinator

History: The Fighting Mongooses were nominated because they are always accountable and play with great team spirit! They call themselves "The Fighting Mongooses" because well.. it's a good team name! Their name also happens to be great inspiration for coming up with hilarious and ridiculous in-game cheers, which they would say the are pretty much experts at.

 

 

Team Bio
Big Puck Hunters
Captain: Erin Tordoff

Night/Div/Sport: Monday Recreational Floor Hockey
Seasons in the ESSC: ~15
Nominated by: Andres Duenas - Games Coordinator

History: The Big Puck Hunters team name is a riff on "Big Buck Hunters", which is their GM's favorite arcade game. They were nominated because they assist the Games Coordinator in setting up the gym and are super respectful and cooperative with the Games Coordinator during their games. Their favorite part about playing Floor Hockey in the ESSC is the time they spend being active and catching up with each other.

 

 

Team Bio
Block Party
Captain: Andrea Chiarello

Night/Div/Sport: Thursday Recreational A Indoor Volleyball
Seasons in the ESSC: 4
Nominated by: Joanna Bruce - Keep It Up

History: Block Party is a team of average height individuals (minus 2) and love to have fun and bring the party every time they play. Their favorite aspect of Volleyball is the concept of "HELP IT" and the camaraderie shared amongst all the teams they play. They were nominated because of the energy, antics, and laughs they bring to their games. They are honored to be nominated for Lady Bing and will continue to display sportsmanship and "fun first" attitude throughout their volleyball careers!

 

 

Team Bio
The Basketball Players
Captain: Chris Murray

Night/Div/Sport: Thursday Recreational B Basketball
Seasons in the ESSC: 1
Nominated by: Dalin Woolley - Games Coordinator

History: Origin of the team name: All of the good sports puns were taken.The Basketball Players were nominated because they religiously called their own fouls and infractions, even one's that could easily have been ignored. They play with superior sportsmanship whether ahead or behind in the score. They also wanted to mention that "Basketball is our favourite sport, we like the way they dribble up and down the court".

 

 

Team Bio
Terminetters
Captain: Trevor Persi

Night/Div/Sport: Thursday Recreational Tennis
Seasons in the ESSC: 1
Nominated by: BranYu, Simply Smashing, and Dare Doubles

History: Tom and Trevor, formerly known as T&T, joined forces in 2017 to play their first ESSC tennis doubles season. Both formidable singles players in their own right, they enjoy tennis for its focus on skill, composure, and sportsmanship. Plus, they grew up playing competitive contact sports so tennis is a different challenge and nice change of pace. The Terminetters play with a fun-first attitude, being true ambassadors for the sport of tennis and ensuring that everyone has an enjoyable match.

 

 

Team Bio
Lady Bugs
Captain: Helaina Zyp

Night/Div/Sport: Monday Recreational Gym Soccer
Seasons in the ESSC: 20
Nominated by: Oluseun Adekunle - Games Coordinator

History: Origin of the team name: Some say the ladybugs were named the ladybugs because no one could think of anything better and everyone had a red shirt. Others think someone must have named them after Ladybugs from the the movie of the same name which is a 1992 sports comedy about a girls soccer team that makes it to the championships by having the coach's son Matthew dress up as "Martha" to play on the team. The Lady Bugs are a good looking, intelligent group of public servants, scientists and non-profit workers who love the game and one day aspire to win a season. 

 

 

Team Bio
Cruella Dodge Vil
Captain: Leornard Choi

Night/Div/Sport: Tuesday Recreational Plus Dodgeball
Seasons in the ESSC: 2
Nominated by: Garrett Dawes - Games Coordinator

History: Origin of the team name: It was "Dodgeville" came from a text message autocorrect and the rest of the name stemmed from that. Cruela Dodge Vil's favorite aspects of the sport they play is the feeling of teamwork when they play well together and having fun.