November 25, 2012--2012 CSL Awards Dinner (from CSL website)


Toronto Croatia captured the major honours at the CSL Annual Awards night at the Mississauga Convention Centre Sunday.

A repeat of the 2011 championship victory -  this time a 1-0 defeat of  Montreal Impact Academy on October 27 -  followed 
a regular season title win in the 16-team CSL First Division, while the Individual awards presented at the season-end dinner 
included Toronto Croatia midfielder Marin Vucemilovic-Grgic, who took the CSL Most Valuable Player Award, and Antonio Ilic, 
voted the Goalkeeper of the Year.

Vucemilovic-Grgic was prominent throughout for his outstanding two-way play and scoring 16 goals in the regular season, 
and Ilic was a big reason for the champions’ outstanding defensive record, conceding just 13 goals in the 22-game 
regular season schedule.

Drazen Vukovic of SC Waterloo won the leading goalscorer trophy with 20 goals in the CSL First Division. Vukovic, 30, 
who arrived in Canada in 2010 on a transfer from NK Solin of Croatia to play for Brantford Galaxy, was transferred 
to Waterloo for the 2012 season.

Maxim Tissot of Montreal Impact Academy was voted the best defender in the CSL’s top division by the member clubs and 
Jonathan Osorio, a midfielder with SC Toronto, took the  Rookie of the Year Award.

Quebec-born Tissot, 20, played in the CSL for Trois-Rivieres Attak before joining the Impact academy team, while Rookie 
winner Osorio, 20, is a standout midfielder who found the net 11 times for SC Toronto.

Coach of the Year in the First Division went to Stefano Vagnini of Windsor Stars, a team which ended the regular season 
with a late flourish to finish fourth in the standing, making the playoffs in their second year in the CSL.

Windsor’s Gino Berardi was voted the CSL Second Division MVP and was the top goalscorer in that division with 17 goals.

The complete awards list:

      CSL Champions: Toronto Croatia
      Runners-up: Montreal Impact Academy

                                CSL First Division Awards
      First Division Champions      Toronto Croatia
      Most Valuable Player (MVP)    Marin Vucemilovic-Grgic       Toronto Croatia
      Top Goalscorer                Drazen Vukovic                SC Waterloo
      Goalkeeper of the Year        Antonio Ilic                  Toronto Croatia
      Defender of the Year          Maxim Tissot                  Montreal Impact Academy
      Rookie of the Year            Jonathan Osorio               SC Toronto
      Coach of the Year             Stefano Vagnini               Windsor Stars

                                CSL Second Division Awards
      Second Division Champions     TFC Academy II
      Most Valuable Player (MVP)    Gino Berardi                  Windsor Stars B
      Top Goalscorer                Gino Berardi                  Windsor Stars B
      Goalkeeper of the Year        Mark Rogal                    TFC Academy II
      Defender of the Year          Malcolm Mings                 Niagara United B
      Rookie of the Year            Mark Wadid                    TFC Academy II
      Coach of the Year             James McGillivray             Niagara United
Other awards
Harry Paul Gauss Award          Ryan Gauss
Presented to the individual who has best demonstrated during the year exemplary allegiance, 
commitment and support to the league and its member clubs.

Referee of the Year             David Barrie

Fair Play and Respect Award     TFC Academy
The Fair Play and Respect Award is awarded to the club which, in the opinion of the CSL Discipline 
Committee, has demonstrated good discipline on the field of play and has exhibited a high level 
of respect for the game officials in the regular playing season

Media Award                      Robin Glover     
For his continuing interest and loyalty in reporting CSL news and game reports for the CNSL, CPSL 
and the CSL since 1995.

Broadcaster Award                Enio Perruzza
For game announcement number 3,000 on October 5, 2012, following a period of 26 years behind 
the microphone with the CNSL, CPSL and the CSL and other major soccer games played in the 
Canadian soccer community.

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