North Dakota's Sarah McNulty and Connecticut's Pete Doneit honored at Awards Gala
Louisville, Ky. (Feb. 25, 2011) –
The recipients of the 2010 US Youth Soccer Competitive Coach of the Year award for Boys and Girls were announced tonight at the US Youth Soccer Awards Gala, held in conjunction with the 2011 US Youth Soccer Workshop at the Marriott Downtown Louisville. The national US Youth Soccer Competitive Coaches of the Year award winners are Sarah McNulty of Bismarck, N.D., (Girls) and Pete Doneit of Stamford, Conn., (Boys).
Hilary Kennedy, host of The US Youth Soccer Show on Fox Soccer Channel, set the stage for the night as the master of ceremonies for the more than 1,000 in attendance. Boys and Girls Recreation Coaches of the Year, Administrator of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, Goal and Save of the Year, Male and Female Young Referees of the Year, TOPSoccer Buddy of the Year and the Dr. Thomas Fleck Award were also presented during the Gala and the US Youth Soccer Hall of Fame inductees were honored as well.
Sarah McNulty takes her experiences as a former club player to develop Dakota United Soccer Club players as a coach and co-director of coaching. She coached the Under-13 Girls Dakota United team in the US Youth Soccer Region II Championships in 2010. She has been the program director of the Bismarck Indoor Soccer Association since 2005. McNulty is also a North Dakota US Youth Soccer ODP coach and has her USSF "A" License as well as her National Youth License.
Pete Doneit has coached at the Beachside Soccer Club since 2001. In 2010, his Under-15 Boys team played in the US Youth Soccer Region I Championship finals, missing the opportunity to advance after double overtime with the eventual national champion. His team is currently competing in the US Youth Soccer National League. Doneit is responsible for Beachside's goalkeeping education, development and training. He has led five teams to the US Youth Soccer Connecticut State Championships. He is working on his USSF "A" License and has completed his NSCAA Goalkeeping Level I and II Licenses.
Recipients of the Competitive Coach of the Year awards are selected by the US Youth Soccer Board of Directors on the basis of sportsmanship, player development, personal coaching development and community involvement (citizenship).
For bios on each of the regional award winners, click here
These coaches have committed to continued education and self-sacrifice to give back to the sport they love with the hope that they might enhance one of their players abilities and quality of life. US Youth Soccer is proud to highlight these Competitive Coaches of the Year for their time and efforts in contributing to America's youth through the great game of soccer. By promoting teamwork, discipline, fitness and fair play these coaches are making a difference.
For more information about the US Youth Soccer Awards Gala and award winners, go to USYouthSoccer.org/workshop/galaawards.
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