June 14, 2007 PDL Jamie Fairweather Toronto Lynx named PDL Player of the Week (from Lynx media release)


THURSDAY JUNE 14, 2007 (TORONTO, ON) Toronto Lynx defender Jamie Fairweather has been named Premier Development League Player of the Week on the heels of his dominant performance over the weekend in a Lynx win and tie. The club earned their first win with a 2-0 victory at Indiana on Thursday and earned a 0-0 draw against division leading Chicago two days later. Fairweather is the second Lynx/Lady Player in a row to earn the distinction, coming on the heels of Brittany Moore being named W-League player of the week last week.

Fairweather, a Morriston, Ontario native, set the tone for the weekend on Thursday in South Bend when he scored his first career goal just before half to put the Lynx up 1-0 against going into the locker room against the host Invaders. He was a dominant figure in the second half defensively as the club shutdown Indiana and earned a shutout. On Saturday evening in Chicago, Fairweather led the defense once again as the Lynx whitewashed a Fire Premier squad that had scored seven goals combined in their previous two games and had played the Lynx to a 2-2 draw in Toronto on May 25th. Fairweather, a three-time University of Guelph MVP and three-year Gryphon captain was named last week to Canada’s national University Team which will compete at the 2007 Summer Universiade tournament in Bangkok, Thailand from August 8-18.

The Lynx take to the road for a massive three-game road trip this weekend starting tomorrow evening against the 2006 PDL Champion Michigan Bucks in Saline, Michigan. The Bucks narrowly edged the Lynx on June 3 in Toronto 2-1 on a late goal just before the final whistle. Sunday sees the Lynx tackle the West Michigan Edge, who earned a win and a tie against Toronto on the opening weekend of the PDL season in Toronto back in May. The club wraps up their road trip on Wednesday evening, June 20, with a match against the Fort Wayne Fever, before returning home on Sunday June 24 for a 6:00 PM Mascot Day encounter against the Indiana Invaders at Centennial Park Stadium.

Super Y-League Corner

The Toronto Lynx Jrs. U17 Boys opened their season last weekend with a 1-0 win on the road against Penns Forest, putting them atop their Midwest Division.

Jim Watson was also announced recently as the newest member of the Lynx Academy coaching staff. Jim, a current CSA National 'B' Licence coach, joins Pat Brodie, the Technical Director of the Junior Lady Lynx program, to administer the junior ladies side of the Academy. Brodie, also a National 'B' Licence coach, returns to the Academy after a busy 2006 season as an assistant coach with the W-League Lady Lynx team and winning the Ontario Cup and National Championships with the Brampton Blast U14 Boys.

The Toronto Lynx coaching line up for 2007 consists of:

Club Head Coach (PDL) and Academy Director:               Duncan Wilde
Lynx Assistant Coach and Boys Technical Director:         Billy Steele

Lynx Assistant Coach:                                                   Rick Titus
Lady Lynx Head Coach (W-League ):                              Danny Stewart
Lady Lynx Assistant Coach:                                           Paul DeAbreu
Goalkeeper Coaches:                                                    Glenn McNamara (Boys) 
																Joe Nucifora (Girls)

Girls Technical Director:                                                 Pat Brodie
Junior Lady Lynx Girls U16:                                            Jim Watson / Pat Brodie
Junior Lady Lynx Girls U15:                                            Pat Brodie / Jim Watson
Junior Lynx U20 Boys:                                                   Paul Deabreu
Junior Lynx U17 Boys:                                                   Duncan Wilde and Billy Steele
Junior Lynx U16 Boys:                                                   Kamran Derayeh, John Costa
Junior Lynx U15 Boys:                                                   John Costa, Kamran Derayeh

The Toronto Junior Lynx Academy provides an exciting new opportunity for young and talented soccer players in Ontario to receive high quality specialized coaching in the key development years. Young players need to have access to the highest standards of coaching within a structured and professional developmental environment, to ensure that they have the opportunity to fulfill their talent and potential.


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