Sigma teams were recognized for their strong play during the 2011 Ontario Soccer League play at the recent awards banquet held last November.

The Sigma FC A1 squad won the U21 League Cup title. The team was made up of players heading to university in the fall. The Sigma B1 squad finished as U21 Provincial East runners up, while the B2 squad won the U21 Central Region division.



SIGMA A1 - OSL U21 Cup Champions

SIGMA B2 - OSL U21 R. East Champions

Individually, Christian Samaneigo of the B2 team was named most valuable player of the U21 division. The award represents the fitting end to a strong season for the central midfielder.

"He's the glue that keeps everything together," said Sigma technical director Bobby Smyrniotis. "He's silent in the way he does his work, not flashy, doesn't stand out in the game. But he provides so many intangibles. He wins balls, distributes, does not make mistakes, and he does not lose possession."

"The way we play we like to attack, we like to get forward, he provides a lot of stability to the team, and also to his teammates. His teammates feed off him. They really trust what he is going to do, and they never fear giving him the ball in situations where it may be tight. He's the silent leader. He doesn't say a word. His play has skyrocketed over the past year," he added.



Christian Samaniego - SIGMA FC - B2

Sigma's senior team continued to excel in the OSL's provincial division, despite a rotating roster caused by the late arrival, and early departure, of university players.

Once again, it fell on the younger players to step up and carry the load during roster shortages. Despite often using players much younger than the opposition, Sigma FC finished in third place in the Provincial East division with a 10-4-5 record.

After August 10th, and the mass exodus of 20 players to University for the preseason camps, the responsibility fell to B1 (U17) and B2 (U16) players to play and develop their game at the senior level. The younger roster did a remarkable job in the final 7 games of the season with 2 wins 3 ties and 2 losses.

"Our Senior team at SIGMA FC signifies to top of the development scale and provides our players a place to compete at the highest level of senior amateur football in Ontario," said Smyrniotis. "With a team of players all under the age of 21 and consisting of our current college players and A1 team they did a remarkable job of being the top team in the league through the first 12 games of the 19 game season."



SIGMA FC - OSL Provincial

SIGMA FC - OSL Provincial