Team of the Week

Sponsored by The Canadian Brewhouse

The CSSC Team of the Week program is all about recognizing teams that are dedicated to positive sportsmanship and playing with a fun-first mentality.

How it works: Each week throughout the season the CSSC will recognize one team for their positive attitude and great sporting behaviour. To be eligible, teams must first be nominated for the Lady Bing Award in a given season. All nominated teams will then have a chance to submit a photo and a short biography in order to be eligible for a Team of the Week Prize.

Prize: Each Team of the Week winner will receive a $100 gift card to The Canadian Brewhouse and will be recognized on social media.

You can help us recognize great sportsmanship by nominating a team for the Lady Bing Award. Click here to nominate a team!

Team Bio
Average at Best
Captain: Nicole Muldrew

Night/Div/Sport: Wednesday/Rec/Outdoor Soccer
Seasons in the CSSC: 32
Nominated by: Eugene Sit
History: We are Average at Best and our performance is true to our name. In the 32 seasons some iteration of our team has played we've finished bottom of the league more times than we care to admit, won League Champs twice, and have been decidedly average the rest of the time. We've played a lot of soccer with the CSSC - Outdoor 6s, Outdoor 8s, Turf, Futsal, and Gym. We try to hit the field every week ready to have fun and earn that third championship title.

Team Bio
Beckham's Backups
Captain: Jess Moran

Night/Div/Sport: Tuesday/Rec Plus/Outdoor Soccer
Seasons in the CSSC: 2
Nominated by: Josh Idowu
History: Beckham’s Backups first originated in the summer of 2021 at Renfrew park for our first regular-season game of the summer - the majority of us meeting for the first time as strangers on an individuals team. We were originally given the name ‘Beckham’s Backups’ by some creative members on the CSSC staff and we decided that we will keep the original but alter it to ‘Beckham’s Babes’ (not officially on the website because I couldn’t figure out how to do that.)

Despite the unfortunate results of most of our games score-wise we have all still managed to be a great group of friends. We are a bunch of great athletes excited to get together on a Tuesday night and play some football - of course, the pints after the game are a highlight as well.

I personally just moved to Calgary recently this year and it can be hard to meet people in a pandemic so this team has been an amazing experience to socialize. Having individuals from all types of backgrounds and all different neighbourhoods of the city come together because we all share the same love for the game is such an amazing thing. We look forward to continuing playing together and possibly try out some different sports and tournaments in the league as well. Thanks again for the nomination and below is our team picture. (Sorry it took me a bit to respond to this email… Beckham has quite the busy schedule these days..)

Team Bio
BARCA
Captain: Anita Malekian

Night/Div/Sport: Sunday/Rec/Outdoor Soccer
Seasons in the CSSC: 1 (Rookie Season)!
Nominated by: Adelle Delapaz 
History: Team name BARCA: As the captain, Barcelona FC in La Liga is my fave team and the least fave of my teammates so I thought it would be a funny inside joke and also the previous time our team played rec before COVID we were also called BARCA. We all bond over the excitement and rush of soccer as it is the native sport in many of our home countries. Love the opportunity to enjoy the good weather while playing the sport we love. 

 

Summer 2021 Winners

Team Bio
 Justice League 
Captain: Taylor Carr

Night/Div/Sport: Tuesday Multi-Sport
Seasons in the CSSC: 1 (Rookie Season)!
Nominated by: Josh Idowu
History: Our team name is the Justice League! We were an individual team at first but now we are a friend group! This is our first season but we are ready for more. Our favourite aspect of the game is hanging out with the team and cheering each other on.

Team Bio
 Olympic Spares
Captain: Bill Clarke

Night/Div/Sport: Wednesday Rec 8v8 Outdoor Soccer
Seasons in the CSSC: 1 (Rookie Season)!
Nominated by: Courtney Lavin
History: The Olympic Spares is an Individuals Team CSSC 8v8 rec soccer team. Our team members are Jordan Lamoureux, Emily Vey, Abdullah Alizada, Ashley Carvalho, Andy Carmichael, Mikayal Liddle, Steve Atkinson, Heide MacMahon, Brian Bestard, Liam Hertzsprung, Nick Cortese, and Bill Clarke. We love to get out, kick the ball around, and try to score a few goals while having a laugh! It's so good to be out and playing sports again!

Team Bio
 Castaways
Captain: Dan Bui

Night/Div/Sport: Monday Rec Multi-Sport
Seasons in the CSSC: 7+ seasons in CSSC, 1st in Multi-Sport
Nominated by: Sam Francois 
History: Sports are fun and competitive but it's 100% better with friends. So many memories are made through missed layups, outrageous soccer kicks, and dropped balls. We love winning but we love being around each other even more.

Team Bio
Healthy Scratches
Captain: Galen Tiffin

Night/Div/Sport: Tuesday Rec Plus Slo-Pitch
Seasons in the CSSC: 9
Nominated by: Kevin Wehlage
History: Healthy Scratches has been our softball home since 2013, previously named no love, no glove in earlier years. We are a very close family-like group where the core has been together since the beginning. Like any family, there is always lots of bugging going on but we are grateful for organizations like the CSSC to give us these opportunities.

Team Bio
 ok boomer 5X
Captain: Alycia Fritze

Night/Div/Sport: Tuesday Recreational Multi-Sport
Seasons in the CSSC: 1 (Rookie Season)!
Nominated by: Sam Francois 
History: Our team is ok boomer 5x - thanks to a pin we found lying around the office one afternoon. (Yes we do all work together and yes we are self-described actual friends and not just work friends). The TL;DR of our jobs is that we are all competitive and spend way too many hours in Excel and PowerPoint so we'll take any excuse to not spend our evenings with Microsoft. This is our first season playing together but we have had such a blast and will definitely be back for another season! The best part of playing together is the quality time we spend on the field and with our mandatory team dinner and drinks post-game. Our claim to shame is popping multiple bottles of champagne after our first game of the season - we promise we were celebrating two recent promotions and not just the W.

Team Bio
 Long Bombs Away
Captain: Jackson Steed

Night/Div/Sport: Wednesday Recreational Slo-Pitch
Seasons in the CSSC: 1 (Rookie Season)!
Nominated by: Alisha
History: We’re just a couple of friends looking for something fun to do this summer. It’s our first season, hopefully, lots to follow. We like hitting bombs although we don’t do it very often, so that’s where we got the name. Mostly people hit bombs on us. Our favourite part so far has been accidentally leading off of first base and getting called out. 

Team Bio
 Balls & Dolls
Captain: Skyla Dugas

Night/Div/Sport: Wednesday Recreational Kickball
Seasons in the CSSC: 5
Nominated by: Kevin Hayes
History: We have been playing Wednesday night kickball for 4 or 5 years now! We love coming out and playing a game we all once loved in our younger years! We love socializing and connecting with other teams as well. We are called the Balls N Dolls and have fun jerseys to go along! We are so happy that we can play again and pumped to play in the seasons ahead!! 

Team Bio
 Over Served
Captain: Bri Chmilar

Night/Div/Sport: Wednesday Recreational Open Doubles Tennis
Seasons in the CSSC: 1 (Rookie Season)!
Nominated by: Bryan Wan
History: We are Bri and Gabby, and we are team “Over Served” we thought it was funny and had the pun factor – as well we like to enjoy a couple beers after our games! This is our FIRST tennis season with CSSC although we both have played slo pitch in previous years. We really love how much fun tennis is, we’re still learning but find the atmosphere is friendly and welcoming. We are now currently obsessed with tennis. Hit us up if you want to practice outside game times with us!!

Fall 2020 Winners

Team Bio
Ball Swinging Good Timers 
Captain: Brad Brock

Night/Div/Sport: Sunday Recreational Slo-Pitch
Seasons in the CSSC: 5+
Nominated by: Alex Bilton
History: The “Ball Swinging Good Timers” came together for the first time in the Spring of 2017 as a team of masters students who have never played slo-pitch before. Inevitably, we lost every game and were mercied most of the time, but still had fun fumbling around with the ball! The original team members include Kyla (Fancy Pants), Cam (Jazzlib), and Scott (Gymnasty). Throughout the years, we lost some players and gained others through friends including Rae (Catchin Raes), Brad (Hit N Run), Brent (Gould 911), Anne (AK47), Jeff (Jay-Z), and Griffin (Twinkle toes). One year, we didn’t have enough players and had to register as a small group; this is where we met our amazing Ricardo (Mazatlán), who has been with us ever since! Our team was named by Kyla, as she thought this was a common baseball saying but found out immediately that no one knew what she was talking about, then we just kept it from there! Our teams’ favourite part of the sport is getting together to hang and meet new people! We also love to joke and razz each other, always in the name of good sportsmanship and friendship!

Team Bio
Heavy Hitters 
Captain: Heather Currie 

Night/Div/Sport: Sunday Recreational Plus Slo-Pitch
Seasons in the CSSC: 1
Nominated by: Ashten Monk 
History: The Heavy Hitters are so honoured to be nominated for the Lady Bing!  We have a really neat story: our slo-pitch team is made up of two different individual teams from this Summer who had so much fun, we merged those from each team who could play Fall Ball into one amazing team!  It goes to show how CSSC draws in such great people, that even a randomly selected group of people can forge awesome sport chemistry and friendships.  While we don’t have nicknames or jerseys (yet!), it seems we’re so in sync with each other that for our Finals, we inadvertently and without any planning showed up in matching outfits.  After our Final game, we fired up the grill and enjoyed an end of season BBQ.  We’re already planning our next social get together and playing in the Spring season.  Thank you, CSSC, for bringing us together!

Team Bio
Caught Looking 
Captain: Jason Lemke 

Night/Div/Sport: Friday Recreational Slo-Pitch
Seasons in the CSSC: 3
Nominated by: Annita Wilton
History: This marked the second year that most of the team has played together. We started off as the individual’s team in last year’s fall league and what a great group it was. Everybody was super friendly and we always had a great time playing so we got enough of us back together this year to make a team. Between the returning teammates and some great additions from people met in summer league, we once again had an awesome group of people put together this year. We may not have won any games this season, but we all still enjoy ourselves, it goes to show the “fun-first” mentality of the CSSC leagues. I think the team agrees, our favourite part isn’t the gameplay at all, but rather getting to meet some really great people and form friendships that go past the ball diamond. Covid may have put a stop to our post-game pub tradition, but we’ve fortunately made the most of it with a post-game fire pit most weeks. With the season complete, we can hardly wait for spring to come around to get back to it!

Team Bio
Blue Crabs 
Captain: Evan Longdo 

Night/Div/Sport: Tuesday Recreational Plus Outdoor Soccer 
Seasons in the CSSC: 5+
Nominated by: Adrienne Bursa 
History: Our team is the Blue Crabs, named after the U10 soccer team of the younger brother of one of our first players (We like to think that he dreams of being called up from the “Farm Team” Blue Crabs to the “Premier League” Blue Crabs one day). This is our fourth year in the CSSC, and we won our first championship this past summer! Our favourite part of the game is the bonds of friendship formed by playing a team sport and having fun together. And of course going out for beers after the game!

Team Bio
S.N.A.P. 
Captain: Jacqui Lim

Night/Div/Sport: Wednesday Recreational Ultimate
Seasons in the CSSC: 10+
Nominated by: Adam Schnarnau
History: S.N.A.P has been playing ultimate together since 2007, but our roster is constantly evolving. This fall we had Jumping Jacqui, Keen Karen, Rambunctious Ryan, Mighty Matt, Sassy Sarah, Running Robin, Crazy Chris and Rhetorical Rob. We all love the game, but are not-so-secretly most excited about the post-game pizza and beers. We're frequently asked what "S.N.A.P." stands for, and honestly we can't quite remember ourselves, but best guess is the "Super Nice Association of Peers".

Team Bio
Goal Diggers
Captain: Freuda Kang 

Night/Div/Sport: Tuesday Recreational Turf Soccer 
Seasons in the CSSC: 3
Nominated by: Bouba Badio (GC) 
History: We started playing outdoor soccer last summer (2019) after playing indoor archery tag. Majority of us never played soccer before and now we love it! When there's a chance we would meet up and practice. We're like a little family now. #pinksockgang

Summer 2020 Winners

Team Bio
Nighthawks 
Captain: Holly Adam

Night/Div/Sport: Thursday Recreational Slo-Pitch 
Seasons in the CSSC: 5+
Nominated by: Matt Armstrong
History: We started off as random people thrown together as a team and four years later we are still playing together. First year we were given the name outfielders, but someone brought a bat called nighthawk. Everyone did amazing with it and we changed our name to the nighthawks. We all enjoy getting out and playing but probably the thing we like the most is going out for nachos and hanging out.

 

Team Bio
Paul's Jeep  
Captain: Curtis Korchynski 

Night/Div/Sport: Thursday Recreational Slo-Pitch
Seasons in the CSSC: 10+
Nominated by: Tesni Thomas
History: Originally known as Balls Deep, Paul's Jeep have been playing slo-pitch and dodgeball with the CSSC since 2011. A few of the faces on the team have changed over the years but their attitude for fun first and good sportsmanship has always remained the same. They are proud to receive this nomination and hope to continue with the CSSC for many years to come!

 

Team Bio
The Leftovers
Captain: Ruskin Gallardo

Night/Div/Sport: Monday Recreational Slo-Pitch
Seasons in the CSSC: 1 (Rookie Season!) 
Nominated by: Maria Chieffo 
History: For the majority of my roster, this is our first time playing together. The team consists of friends from work, church, friends of friends, and a fantasy football league. The team name was just a last minute name and felt fitting being that we had to piece together a team with a constant rotating roster this year. It is crucial everyone feels encouraged when we play. So everyone on my team is constantly cheering each other on when a great play is made by us or our opponents. This year especially, feels like everyone on the team makes the goal of having fun our priority when we play. With all different skill levels too, it's really encouraging to watch everyone continuously get better. This will be my 4th season i've been captain of a team, and I can say with confidence that they are the most fun to be playing with this year. They all have great personalities and are just a blast to go through this season with. I look forward to each game and hopefully more seasons after this year with everyone.

 

Team Bio
Honey Badgers
Captain: Amanda McLauchlan

Night/Div/Sport: Tuesday Recreational Plus Slo-Pitch
Seasons in the CSSC: 5+
Nominated by: Troy Hughes 
History: The Honey Badgers started well over 8 years ago and play multiple sports across CSSC.  Players have come and gone, but there are still a few originals that play. We all love getting together once a week to play ball, we constantly make fun of each other, and make sure that we have fun every game. Players names are: Katelyn, Ryan, Marko, Jordan, Dave, Jarrett, Evan, Amanda, Javi, Jamie and Amanda. Missing from the Pic are Brian, Carter and Jake.

Team Bio
Sluggernauts
Captain: Tesni Thomas 

Night/Div/Sport: Thursday Recreational Slo-Pitch
Seasons in the CSSC: 4
Nominated by: Curtis Korchynski 
History: Our team has been playing in the league for 4 seasons including spring, summer, and fall of last year. Some of our roster has remained the same but we are always looking for more people to enjoy slo-pitch with! We’re 100% just in it for the fun and beer and enjoy watching everyone improve their skills throughout the season!

Team Bio
Habibi FC 
Captain: Louise Boldt

Night/Div/Sport: Thursday Recreational Plus Outdoor Soccer
Seasons in the CSSC: 5+
Nominated by: Josh Idowu (GC)
History: Habibi FC - Habibi is Arabic for "my love". We have a few players on the team on the team who are Arab and speak the Arabic language. The term Habibi is a common word that is thrown around a lot and then everyone started saying it so we thought it would be a fun team name!

Most of the players on our team have played together for years now. We have a lot of chemistry for sure because of this and really enjoy playing together. This is our 1st season in CSSC and we are enjoying it so far. We hope to be in a better division next outdoor season though!

Team Bio
Gators 
Captain: Payton Thompson

Night/Div/Sport: Tuesday Recreational Plus Slo-Pitch
Seasons in the CSSC: 4
Nominated by: Antonio Corbo
History: We are a fun first team, most of us went to high school together and this is our third year playing, second year with Calgary sport and social. This is the first year we have ever won a game. Slowly our team has evolved, we have people from other sports, a couple ringette team mates and my co-captains parents play along with a couple family friends. The Gators originally starting in high school we built a fort and called our selves the Gators and it stuck. As young adults, it’s nice to have an excuse to see your friends once and week, get active and meet new people! That’s why we love the sport. We are already looking forward to our next season together!

Team Bio
Ruthless Babes 
Captain: Ben Frenken

Night/Div/Sport: Monday Recreational Plus Slo-Pitch 
Seasons in the CSSC: 5+
Nominated by: Crazy Pitches 
History: The Ruthless Babes are a fun-loving bunch of Calgary Softball players that are using their collective love of softball and sport to help provide new and used sports equipment for young kids in need.

The Ruthless Babes formed as a softball team in 2016. The Babes may have peaked athletically winning the CSSC City-Wide Recreational Monday Night Spring 2017 league.

The Ruthless Babes of Calgary Sport Foundation Ltd. was formed in 2018 with the object "to obtain by donation, purchase or otherwise, sporting goods and equipment exclusively for donation to public schools and community organizations in the City of Calgary and surrounding areas through fundraising events of a sporting character."

Spring 2019 Winners

Team Bio
Doses & Mimosas
Captain: Courtney Jay

Night/Div/Sport: Wednesday Recreational Multi-Sport
Seasons in the CSSC: 2
Nominated by: Andrea Ciaramella
History: We are Doses & Mimosas and this is only our second season as a multi-sport team with the CSSC! To be honest we couldn’t think of another team name we could all agree on and one lovely night some drinks were had and somehow we vetoed everything else and stumbled on this. We are still trying to smooth out the kinks and find out which sports we excel at and which ones we absolutely tank but every week we have lots of fun! It’s so awesome having a different sport to look forward to every week but man, we wish we had a second chance at a few... minus dodgeball! But hey, at least it gets us out of the house and meeting new people! Stoked for getting out in the sun soon! DOSES

 

Team Bio
Abominaballs
Captain: Kurtis Broda

Night/Div/Sport: Wednesday Recreational Multi-Sport
Seasons in the CSSC: 2
Nominated by: Andrea Ciaramella
History: We are the Abominaballs. Don't let the name fool you, we're no monsters. We're just a group of friends that enjoy chasing a ball around then going for deep fried pickles and beer (or bellinis). We don't always win, but we always try to bounce back and never let the competition roll over us. Last season was our first time playing in the CSSC and we had a ball. We played in the 3 on 3 floor hockey league and decided to try out mulitsport this season. It's a whole new ball game every week. Keep the fun rolling.

 

Team Bio
Right Off The Bat
Captain: Tyson Bankert

Night/Div/Sport: Friday Recreational C Slo-Pitch
Seasons in the CSSC: 2
Nominated by: Robert
History: Right Off The Bat is excited for this nomination. This is our second year! Right Off the Bat means we get right off the bat and have fun at the beginning of the game. Every game, as team Captain. I announce the M.V.P for the game and hand out a mini trophy. We've got skilled and unskilled players! We have lots of fun joking and making our opponents feel like they're a part of our good vibes!

 

Team Bio
Underwhere?
Captain: Shakeem Robinson

Night/Div/Sport: Thursday Recreational Outdoor Soccer
Seasons in the CSSC: 5+
Nominated by: Austin Mireault 
History: Underwhere? has been playing in the CSSC since 2009. I just realized that means it's our 10 year anniversary this year! We still love to come out get some fresh air and spend time with longtime friends. We enjoy having a laugh and to compete. Father Time may have slowed us down a bit in 10 years, but we're still having a blast and we want you to have a good time too! Oh… And please feel free to take it easy on us old guys!

Team Bio
BDE Hitters
Captain: Leigh Bourque

Night/Div/Sport: Tuesday Recreational Plus Slo-Pitch
Seasons in the CSSC: 1 (Rookie Season!) 
Nominated by: Rebecca Holmes 
History: We are the BDE Hitters! We are a brand new Slo Pitch Team in the CSSC league. More than half of our team is completely new at the sport which gives us a different perspective of the game. Our team consists of 9 full time players and a handful of subs who try to come out to a few games! Despite our busy schedules being university students or freshly drop outs, we manage to put as much BDE into every game. Now what’s BDE you ask? It is everything our team embodies. Going into a game knowing you will most likely lose but making sure you have more energy, confidence and positivity than any other team – because that’s what makes you a real winner ;) We are 19-21 years old (with a couple foul balls) who met through post-secondary. We are from BC and Alberta. Our favourite aspect of the sport is the few times a game we do catch a ball or score a run!

Team Bio
The Bearded Kings
Captain: Andrew Roebuck

Night/Div/Sport: Wednesday Recreational Dodgeball
Seasons in the CSSC: 1 (Rookie Season!) 
Nominated by: Nicole MacInnis
History: We are the bearded kings, we are a company team! This is our first season with CSSC. We love this game! It’s so much fun and then best thing about it is when we have teams that are there to have fun. We love to play this game with others who also love the game!

Team Bio
Rat Daddies
Captain: Jordan Swanson

Night/Div/Sport: Sunday Recreational Plus Slo-Pitch 
Seasons in the CSSC: 16
Nominated by: Nicole Leong
History: Most of us met in university, and though we've had a few players come and go over the years, we're currently in our 6th year and 16th season with CSSC. Our team name came about one summer night when a bunch of us were hanging out on a friend's trampoline, slowly getting pulled into the middle, until intertwined limbs made it difficult to get out. It reminded one of our players of a strange Wikipedia article he had read about rats whose tails become entangled, and form a single sentient being known as a rat king (or rat daddy). We're a big group of friends who do a ton of activities together, so it just seemed fitting to name our team the Rat Daddies. We enlisted the help of a friend to design a logo, found a ridiculous Christmas tree outfit as a strikeout punishment, and our team was born. Now we look forward to Sunday afternoons every weekend from April to October.

Team Bio
ZGM 
Captain: Jordan Mair

Night/Div/Sport: Wednesday Recreational Kickball 
Seasons in the CSSC:  (Rookie Season!)
Nominated by: Skyla Dugas
History: ZGM is a first season CSSC team and a first-time even kickball team. Our group works together at ZGM Modern Marketing Partners and we play together – now with kickball! We’ve never played any other sport together, but we try to bring a lot of energy, positivity, and fun. While we may not be the best at knowing all the rules, or stopping on second base, we love being outside, being social and having fun.