US Youth Soccer announces national winners of annual awards

US Youth Soccer announces national winners of annual awards

FRISCO, Texas (Nov. 12, 2018) — US Youth Soccer is excited to announce the regional and national winners of its annual awards, with the national winners being recognized at the 2019 US Youth Soccer Awards Gala, held in Chicago.

The Awards Gala will take place Jan. 12 as part of the US Youth Soccer Workshop at the United Soccer Coaches Convention.

The awards include: Boys and Girls Competitive Coaches of the Year, Boys and Girls Recreation Coaches of the Year, Young Referees of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, Administrator of the Year, TOPSoccer Buddy and Coach of the Year and the Dr. Thomas Fleck Award. In addition, the 2019 US Youth Soccer Hall of Fame Class will be inducted at the Gala.

Goal and Save of the Year awards are still to be determined.

Female Young Referee of the Year

Dara Qualter – East*
Amber Festian – Midwest
Kaitlynn Josephs – South
Arcelie Rodrigues – West

Male Young Referee of the Year

Adam Brzozowiec – East*
Almir Celovic – Midwest
William Labrit – South
Forest Rach – West

Volunteer of the Year

David Glass – East*
Jane Little – Midwest
Isabella Fraire – South
Mark Bethel – West

Administrator of the Year

Megan O’Donnell – East
Lisa Hausser – Midwest
Melinda Earnheart – South*
Louis Bond – West

TOPSoccer Buddy of the Year

Julia Bulgarelli – East*
Elizabeth Sensel – Midwest
Morgan Shypsky – South
Sydney Shafer – West

TOPSoccer Coach of the Year

Andrew Moroney – East
Lori Charbonneau – Midwest
Ron Reid – South
Rocky Fresh – West*

Girls Recreation Coach of the Year

Kim Cook – East
Lisa Olson – Midwest
Daniel Penny III – South
Jay Bieber – West*

Boys Recreation Coach of the Year

Mohamed Ouchikh – East*
Jasen Smolk – Midwest
Matthew Petzold – South
Roger Anaya – West

Girls Competitive Coach of the Year

Mo Tayari – East
Jacob Zammit – Midwest*
Dennis Johnson – South
Janet Trujillo – West

Boys Competitive Coach of the Year

Kevin Smith – East
Luis Padilla – Midwest*
Jeremy Hurdle – South
Peter Voiles – West

Dr. Thomas Fleck Award
Sam Snow*

Hall of Fame

John Sutter*
Brian McBride*
Jim Cosgrove*

* Denotes National Winner

For more information about the US Youth Soccer Awards Gala and award winners, go to http://www.idevmail.net/link.aspx?l=13&d=26&mid=3689921&m=10542 ###

About the United States Youth Soccer Association (US Youth Soccer) – US Youth Soccer – “The Game for ALL Kids!®” is the largest youth sports organization in the country and largest member of the United States Soccer Federation, the governing body of soccer in the United States. US Youth Soccer registers more than 3 million players annually, ages 5 to 19, and over 900,000 administrators, coaches and volunteers in 55 member State Associations. US Youth Soccer programs provide a fun, safe and healthy environment for players at every level of the game. For more information, visit http://www.USYouthSoccer.org.

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