Wilson didn't know about the nomination until the OYSA had received the packet.
Through letters to the OYSA coach of the year committee, the Spirit players shared stories of their bond with their coach, words that added a personal touch in Wilson's nomination packet.
U16 boys soccer: The Eugene Cosmos will hold tryouts for OYSA
winter league U16 soccer at 3 p.
Club soccer: The Blue Crush U13 select girls soccer team has openings for a goalkeeper and one field player for the fall OYSA
That ruling was reversed last week by the OYSA appeals committee, setting up the game today between OUSA Black and the Westside Metro Soccer Club of Portland at 3 p.
The game was scheduled for May 1, but was put on hold while OUSA Black appealed its disqualification, which was handed down on Wednesday, April 28, three days after the team's semifinal win against FC Portland when the OYSA discovered OUSA Black midfielder Marc Ball-llosera had filed improper paperwork prior to the start of the season.
Ball-llosera, an exchange student from Spain attending Willamette High School, mistakenly signed up using forms intended for U-16 players after doing some research on the OYSA Web site, which directed foreign players who were 16 years old or younger when they arrived in the country to use one set of forms, and those who were 17 to use a different set, as well as receive documented clearance from their home country's soccer federation.
The team will play summer tournaments, including OYSA
's premier qualifying event, in preparation for OYSA
league play in the fall.
State champs: Eight Eugene-Springfield girls are part of the FC Willamette Primo U11 team that won Oregon Youth Soccer Association's President's Cup tournament last week.
The festival has a four-game guarantee and encourages teams affiliated with AYSO, Kidsports and OYSA
OREGON UNITED SOCCER ACADEMY TRYOUTS - Competitive soccer tryouts for U-15 to U-18 boys and girls to play in the winter OYSA
statewide leagues will be conducted by Oregon United Soccer Academy, a newly formed combination of the former McKenzie United Soccer Academy, Corvallis United Soccer Club and Oregon West programs.