The Northern Maine Board of Approved Soccer Officials selected the 2018 Clyde "Butch" Shaw award winners for this year.
Clyde “Butch” Shaw, a Mars Hill native, became a member of the Northern Maine Board of Approved Soccer Officials in 1972 making him one of the first officials when soccer was just in its early stages of becoming a sport played by both boys and girls in Middle and High Schools in Aroostook County.
He was a well-known and respected varsity basketball and baseball coach at Presque Isle High School.
He loved sports and was known for his motto “Hustle, Pride, Defense.”
A requirement for all athletes, coaches, or officials was respect and good sportsmanship.
“Butch” was diagnosed with leukemia in July, 1985 and passed away in October of that year leaving behind his family, friends, and team members.
In the fall of 1986, the Northern Maine Board of Approved Soccer Officials established the “Butch” Shaw Soccer Award which is awarded yearly to an Aroostook County boy and girl in Classes B, C, and D who is an outstanding soccer player who exemplifies the characteristics of respect and sportsmanship.
Here is the list of winners:
Class B Girls: Madison Michaud – Presque Isle
Class B Boys: Alex Ezzy – Caribou
Class C Girls: Jamie Brown – Houlton
Class C Boys: Reese Pelletier – Fort Kent
Class D Girls: Katie Levesque – Central Aroostook
Jenna Dugal – Madawaska
Class D Boys: Andrew Nadeau – Madawaska
Ben Thomas – Central Aroostook