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Illinois' Kevin Cathelyn Announced as 2012 US Youth Soccer Administrator of the Year

January 18, 2013 07:50 PM
INDIANAPOLIS (Jan. 18, 2013) — Kevin Cathelyn of Braidwood, Ill., was honored as the 2012 US Youth Soccer Administrator 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, Young Referee of the Year, Volunteer 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.
Less than a year after joining Reed-Custer Soccer Club in 2007, Kevin Cathelyn ascended to president and helped the club become the first to reach the Illinois Youth Soccer "5 Star" Program Recognition. He’s increased sponsorship for the club, hosted annual parties to honor volunteers, created a referee program to train high school-aged referees and increased participation in the 3v3 Summer Sensation Tournament to now include 44 teams.
The recipient of the Administrator of the Year award is selected by the US Youth Soccer Board of Directors. The Administrator of the Year Award honors the extraordinary accomplishments in administration over a career.

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