Jamie Tinnin is a trail blazer at Bayfield High School.
Just ask anyone.
The coaches of the Intermountain Soccer League certainly saw the BHS senior as a trendsetter on the soccer pitch. They
selected Tinnin as the player of the year in the conference.
It's the first time a Bayfield (soccer) player was named player of the year," BHS head coach Terry Spriggs said.
He made it happen. He became a good, complete player. We worked hard to become a complete player," Spriggs said,adding that Tinnin was dedicated to the sport on all levels.
I felt like when you saw him play, he was a stronger presence on the field than anyone else," Spriggs said.
He was that much more talented, more determined. He was that much better in skills."
Tinnin was voted the player of the year after the Wolverines finished the season 2-10-0 overall, 2-8-0 in the
He finished with a team-leading five goals.
Tinnin's dedication to the sport, Spriggs said, was evident after the team's two-hour practice sessions.
Tinnin would head out on a 3-mile run after practice to take his fitness to an even higher level, the Bayfield coach
He was constantly taking care of his body, preparing to play," Spriggs said. And he was constantly talking about the
game. He's very much a student of the game."
Spriggs said Tinnin was an outstanding leader as well as a talented player.
He was very gracious with the other players," Spriggs said. He was always picking up the other players."
Spriggs said Tinnin is an outstanding college soccer prospect.
Three Bayfield players won honorable mention designation - Thomas Klofton, Samuel Kung and Tommaso Pilocane.
Other first-team all-conference selections included Greg Hope, Raul Toledo, Victory Major and Lobo James of Telluride;
Ryan Searle and Dustin Anderson of Pagosa Springs; Fidel Francisco of Center; Michael Gardner, Josh Crozier, Kolton
Kyne and Devin Overton of Ridgway; and Jenner Currier and Henry Linehan of Crested Butte.
Honorable mentions included Allen McIver of Pagosa Springs, Andre Bani of Center and Jake Coulter of Ridgway.
Allan Allsup of Center was voted the conference coach of the year for 2009.
Bayfield's Tinnin also spent the fall as the primary force in front of the BHS student cheering section for the
state-ranked Wolverines girls volleyball team.
Tinnin and his colleagues, who created individualized cheers for each of the BHS volleyball players, were on hand to
cheer for the Wolverines through league play, through the District Tournament, the Regional Tournament and the State
Volleyball Tournament at the Denver Coliseum.