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Florida's Zoe Unger Named 2012 US Youth Soccer Volunteer of the Year

January 18, 2013 07:45 PM
INDIANAPOLIS (Jan. 18, 2013) — Zoe Unger of Boca Raton, Fla., was honored as the 2012 US Youth Soccer Volunteer of the Year award recipient tonight at the US Youth Soccer Awards Gala, held in conjunction with the 2013 US Youth Soccer Workshop in Indianapolis.
Hilary Kennedy, host of The US Youth Soccer Show on Fox Soccer, set the stage for the night as the master of ceremonies for the more than 1,000 in attendance. Boys and Girls Recreation and Competitive Coaches of the Year, Administrator of the Year, Young Referee of the Year, Goal and Save of the Year, TOPSoccer Buddy of the Year, the Dr. Thomas Fleck Award and the US Youth Soccer Hall of Fame inductees were honored, as well.
Zoe Unger has long been a volunteer for US Youth Soccer TOPSoccer and since her 13th birthday, she has planned a service project each year to benefit the program. Now a high school senior, Unger has organized a fundraising event for the past three years that’s grown into a 5v5 tournament. She continues to work as a buddy captain for TOPSoccer and also volunteers for her temple’s youth group and plans to volunteer as a counselor at a camp in Georgia.
The recipient of the Volunteer of the Year award is selected by the US Youth Soccer Board of Directors. The Volunteer of the Year award honors those who are excellent role models for their community. Willingness to promote players and soccer, sound moral and ethical character and increasing the opportunities to participate in soccer are all characteristics of nominees for the Volunteer of the Year award.

For bios on each of the regional award winners, click here.
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