Board announces 2019 Butch Shaw awardees
AROOSTOOK COUNTY, Maine — The Northern Maine Board of Approved Soccer Officials recently announced their 2019 Butch Shaw Award recipients.
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.
Shaw 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 each of classes B, C, and D, who is an outstanding soccer player and exemplifies the characteristics of respect and sportsmanship.
This year’s recipients are as follows.
Class B Girls: Paige McHatten, Presque Isle High School.
Class B Boys: Parker Deprey, Caribou High School.
Class C Girls: Amanda Thibeault, Fort Kent Community School.
Class C Boys: Jaron Gentle, Houlton High School.
Class D Girls: Sydney Brewer and Makaelyn Porter, Southern Aroostook Community School.
Class D Boys: Brayden Bradbury and Bryan Anthony, Central Aroostook High School.