The Indiana Soccer Association concluded its 2015 Annual General Meeting, Administrators and Directors of Coaching Sessions, Awards Gala and Induction of the Indiana Soccer Hall of Fame Class of 2015 at the Renaissance North Hotel on Saturday 31st.
Nearly 100 coaches and administrators attended this year’s weekend of programs in which the association’s staff delivered educational and informational presentations during the day. For the reception and Awards Gala, nearly 400 people were part of the dinner to celebrate Indiana Soccer excellence in which the association recognized people in 17 categories.
“Every year we celebrate leaders throughout the state of Indiana whose dedication and passion for soccer is unparalleled,” said Dave Guthrie, Executive Director of Indiana Soccer. “We are grateful for each individual’s commitment to enhance the lives of children in their communities throughout the state of Indiana.”
Along with the Awards Gala, Indiana Soccer also conducted its Board Meeting and presented the Indy Eleven’s proposal “A Stadium for Indiana”. In conjunction with this events, the Indiana Soccer Foundation held its Quarterly Board Meeting, and hosted a cocktail reception for members of the Indiana Soccer Hall of Fame as well as conducting its 1st Silent Auction, which raised over $6,000 in items sold. The money will be used towards the Foundation initiatives.
Indiana Soccer and its board of directors are pleased and thankful with all of those that were part of this important event. Below, you can find the winners of the 2015 Awards Gala.
John Denkmann Referee of the Year Jacob Johnson (Evansville)
Young Male Referee of the Year Nabil Bensalah (Indianapolis)
Young Female Referee of the Year Alexandra Flora (Newburg)
James Carson Jr. Lifetime Achievement Award Daniel Nava
President’s Awards Kristin Pickett McMullan / Jenny Stites
TOPSOCCER Buddy of the Year Maddie Stuck
ODP Spirit Award Ryan Hague / Cameron Northern
Boys Recreational Coach of the Year Dean Heaviland (Speedway Youth Soccer)
Girls Recreational Coach of the Year Daniel Rowe (Indiana Fire Juniors)
Mike Berticelli Boys Travel Coach of the Year Herbert “Gio” Lopez (Elkhart Flames Soccer Club)
Girls Travel Coach of the Year Jorge Eufracio (Tippecanoe Soccer Club)
Roy Pohill Club Director of Coaching of the Year Kenrick Ramirez (Columbus Express Soccer Club)
Administrator of the Year Jim Wilkey (Vigo County Youth Soccer Association)
Volunteer of the Year Michael Lacognato (Jr. irish Soccer Club)
Susan Fenn Manager of the Year Rebecca Dawson (Westside United) FC
Jay Fredrich Good of Soccer Bill Walters (United Soccer Alliance of Indiana)
Tournament of the Year   Socctoberfest (Zionsville Youth Soccer Association)
Indiana Soccer Hall of Fame Sherry Green – Vince Ganzberg
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