Armada FC 2018 Player of the Year

Jul 31, 2018

Alexis Curry,


The Armada FC asked, and the fans answered!

The winner of the 2018 Player of the Year title has been chosen. Javier “Yuma” Monsálvez is the Armada FC 2018 Player of the Year.

“Yuma is someone who carries a lot of pride and passion within his game,” said Armada FC President and General Manager Nathan Walter. “When we signed Yuma, we knew exactly the type of player he was going to be for this club. We are very happy the fans have seen his quality and attributes on the field week in, and week out.”

Yuma joined the Jacksonville Armada FC in 2018 after previously playing for Puerto Rico FC. Playing 1,056 minutes this season, Yuma was a staple in the midfield. He played all 12 matches of the year and was only subbed out once this season. 

In addition to his role in the midfield, Yuma scored a goal in early June against Palm Beach United in an attempt to equalize the match in the second half.

His skill was recognized by the NPSL, as he was nominated for the 2018 NPSL Golden Ball award and the 2018 NPSL National XI. He also was named to the 2018 NPSL South Region XI, along with Brian Holt, Mechack Jérôme, and Derek Gebhard.

“Well-deserved award,” said Armada FC Captain Ciarán Kilduff. “Yuma always gave his all everyday and played a huge part in our season.”