January31st, Waltham, MA, 2019; GPS are proud to announce Kate Wall as the 2005 GPS National Team Female Player of the Year.
The 2005 Girls travelled abroad to Sweden last summer to compete in the highly prestigious Gothia Cup.
A talented player going both ways, Wall impacted the game on both the offensive and defensive end as the team went on to outscore opponents 18-3.
Wall and her fellow defenders put together a run of 5 straight clean sheets against sides from Germany, Sweden, Norway, Singapore and the USA to end the tournament and capture their age group’s title.
Kate, who is from Douglas, MA, currently plays for the GPS MA Elite Red 05 Girls team under Gavin MacPhee.
Quote From National Team Coach: Chris Coleman - “Kate’s attributes defines what the GPS National Team Program is all about - Hard working, dedicated, technically gifted and a vision of long term success. Kate has been a pleasure to coach throughout the program and has played key roles in the success of the team throughout 2018. I look forward to seeing what the future holds for Kate”
Quote From Kate: “I am extremely humbled, honored, and shocked that I was awarded the National Team Player of the Year. It was such an amazing experience playing with girls from all over the country. We truly bonded when we first met. We took our first trip in July to Gothenburg, Sweden. It was crazy how we got to meet other athletes and people from all around the world. It was utterly surreal when we won the Gothia Cup! This experience was the best soccer trip I have ever been on. Our team reunited for a second trip to Palm Desert, California to play in the Oasis Cup.I will never forget the feeling of getting to see all of my teammates again. I missed them so much, we really became more like a family. We won this tournament too!
My main goal for next year is to make the GPS National Team again. I also want to develop more as a player, working on my weaker foot and technical skills. I can’t wait for tryouts in February! I want to thank my coaches Gavin and Chris. Words can’t describe how thankful I am for what they have taught me. They helped me learn a lot about the game and helped me develop not only as a player, but as a person. I would also like to thank my family for supporting me. Lastly, I just want to say thanks to all of the girls on the 2005 National Team. I miss you all and love you guys!”