Seventeen individuals were honored with national awards Friday, January 17 at the 2014 US Youth Soccer Awards Gala, held at Philadelphia Marriott Downtown Hotel.
Hilary Kennedy, host of The US Youth Soccer Show, set the stage for the night as the master of ceremonies for the more than 1,000 in attendance. 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, Goal and Save of the Year, TOPSoccer Buddy of the Year and the Dr. Thomas Fleck Award were presented during the Gala, and the 2013 US Youth Soccer Hall of Fame Class was inducted.
Full releases for each of the winners and honorees can be accessed by clicking on the names below.
|Female Young Referee of the Year||Lauren Stalcup|
|Male Young Referee of the Year||Donovan Eubank|
|Volunteer of the Year||Steve Wierzchowski|
|Administrator of the Year||Sandi Hendricks|
|TOPSoccer Buddy of the Year||Brock Turner|
|Girls Recreation Coach of the Year||Chris Twombley|
|Boys Recreation Coach of the Year||Michael Ericksen|
|Girls Competitive Coach of the Year||Zahra Lechak|
|Boys Competitive Coach of the Year||Minos Vlamakis|
|Goal of the Year||Emmanuel Dapaa|
|Save of the Year||Taraneh Khayam|
|Dr. Thomas Fleck Award||Bob Gansler|
|Hall of Fame||Dr. Thomas Fleck|
|Hall of Fame||Virgil Lewis|
|Hall of Fame||Charlotte Moran|
|Hall of Fame||Jon and Connie Bivens|
For more information about the US Youth Soccer Awards Gala and award winners, go toUSYouthSoccer.org/workshop/galaawards.