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USYS Dec 13, 2021

US Youth Soccer announces winners of 2021 National Awards

FRISCO, Texas — US Youth Soccer announced the 2021 National winners of its 10 annual awards. The winners will be recognized at the 2022 US Youth Soccer Awards Gala in Kansas City, Mo., where USYS will also honor the Dr. Thomas Fleck Award recipient, as well as the 2021 US Youth Soccer Hall of Fame class.

The Awards Gala will take place Jan. 22 as part of the US Youth Soccer Workshop at the United Soccer Coaches Convention.

The awards include Young Female and Male Referees of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, Administrator of the Year, TOPSoccer Buddy and Coach of the Year, Girls and Boys Recreation Coaches of the Year, and Girls and Boys Competitive Coaches of the Year. Goal and Save of the Year nominees will be announced at a later date, and voting will take place to determine the winner of each honor.

Award Name Recipient Name
Young Female Referee of the Year Yuzim Valencia – Illinois
Young Male Referee of the Year Bradshaw Harris Morel – Wisconsin
Volunteer of the Year Pat Ferre – California-North
Administrator of the Year Jenny Ferguson – Alabama
TOPSoccer Buddy of the Year Keegan Donaca – Washington
TOPSoccer Coach of the Year Steve McCollum – Ohio
Girls Recreation Coach of the Year Deana Moreschi – Massachusetts
Boys Recreation Coach of the Year Meagan Kalchbrenner – Virginia
Girls Competitive Coach of the Year Erin Coppernoll – Wisconsin
Boys Competitive Coach of the Year Dillon Nino – New Mexico
Dr. Thomas Fleck Award Mike Barr – Wallingford, Pennsylvania
2021 Hall of Fame Class DaMarcus Beasley – Houston, Texas
2021 Hall of Fame Class Pat Pullen – Fort Worth, Texas
2021 Hall of Fame Class Kathy Zolad – Fort Myers, Florida
2021 Hall of Fame Class Tom Mendoth – Folsom, California
2021 Hall of Fame Class Jesse Harrell – Houston, Texas

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